The libs who claim to love Pope Francis so much would love to have him arrested for this.
On the flight back to Rome after his trip to the United States, Francis made the case for Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who went to jail over her opposition to same sex marriage – and the countless government employees who oppose the progressive agenda of the Obama administration.
The pope didn’t mention Davis or her case specifically, but the implication is clear, Reuters reports:
On the flight back to Rome, he was asked if he supported individuals, including government officials, who refuse to abide by some laws, such as issuing marriage licenses to gays.
“Conscientious objection must enter into every juridical structure because it is a right,” Francis said. …
“I can’t have in mind all cases that can exist about conscientious objection but, yes, I can say that conscientious objection is a right that is a part of every human right,” he said, speaking in Italian.
“And if someone does not allow others to be a conscientious objector, he denies a right,” he added.
Francis said conscientious objection had to be respected in legal structures. “Otherwise we would end up in a situation where we select what is a right, saying: ‘This right has merit, this one does not.'”
“This right has merit, this one does not” could practically be the motto of the Obama administration.
The “rights” of the left – to gay marriage (with the baker and photographer of one’s choosing), to free contraception, to forcing nuns to pay for abortions – are sacrosanct.
The rights of everyone else? Negotiable.
Would have been nice to hear this during the papal speech to Congress, though, just to see how it would go over.
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