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Antony Hegarty blasts Pope Francis for opposing gay marriage

Antony Hegarty has written a Facebook post criticizing Pope Francis for secretly meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The New York Times revealed the meeting took place in Washington D.C. last week. Davis was briefly imprisoned for refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay couples citing her Christian faith.

Hegary wrote:

"Apparently Pope Francis was working behind the scenes to undermine gay rights in America. How shameful and pathetic of him. I have been so impressed with his approach to climate and his call to end the death penalty.

"But for him to make insidious comments about how the "traditional family" is under threat (presumably from gay marriage) and then to secretly meet that poor misguided cretin Kim Davis... I am glad that he is mobilizing his flock to care about nature, but i would still prefer that they would all just go to their heaven now and leave the rest of humanity and nature in peace here on earth.

"Pope Francis seems still to be causing harm and burning witches in the name of Christ, just like his forefathers. Christ himself might weep with shame. Francis attempts to distract us from Catholic sexual predators with a smokescreen of fake moralizing about gay people and their rights to live as equals in society.

"Pope Francis should line up one hundred gay, lesbian and transgendered people from around the world and wash and kiss their feet.

"He should issue a formal apology on behalf of the church for centuries of persecuting, torturing and killing us in the name of their god.

"Or are we not worthy of his humility, unlike criminals, the American indigenous, and the poor? Jesus Wept."

A Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, confirmed that the meeting took place, but he declined to elaborate: “I do not deny that the meeting took place, but I have no other comments to add."

Ms. Davis described the meeting in an interview on Wednesday with ABC News:

“I put my hand out and he reached and he grabbed it, and I hugged him and he hugged me, and he said 'Thank you for your courage.’ ”

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