They hugged. Kim Davis asked in advance whether it would be okay to hug the pope and was told yes. So she hugged him and he hugged her back.
Preach incessantly. Use words when necessary.
The Left was confused, and perturbed in their efforts to misunderstand Pope Francis as “one of them.”
“The news that Pope Francis met privately in Washington, D.C., with Kim Davis throws a wet blanket on the goodwill that the pontiff had garnered during his U.S. visit last week,” Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, an advocacy group for gay Catholics, told the New York Times.
It was a gesture worth a million words. He’s not one of “us” and he’s not one of “them.” He’s Catholic, this pope, seeking a way out of ideology and into truth with love. It’s not easy.
UPDATE: The Vatican released a short statement today on the meeting.
Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at American Principles in Action.