Tag Archives: Kim Davis

KIM DAVIS INVITED TO ADDRESS GAY CATHOLICS DURING SUNDAY’S CASTRO STREET FAIR IN SAN FRANCISCO

MHR in San Francisco's Castro district
MHR in San Francisco’s Castro district

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Some 300,000 people are expected to descend upon Castro Street in San Francisco’s gay district on Sunday for the annual Castro Street Fair. This year, organizers promised there will be more booths and booze, and dozens of commercial vendors selling non-gay merchandise.

The all-day festivities will commence with a mass to be held at The Most Holy Redeemer (MHR) Church on Diamond Street in the heart of the Castro.

The Catholic parish is home to many gay Catholics living in the district and elsewhere in San Francisco and the East Bay.

For its Catro Street Fair edition, Sunday’s mass will feature Rowan County (KY) clerk Kim Davis who will address the congregation in lieu of the usual homily by the pastor, Father Matt Link.

Link told The Adobo Chronicles that MHR’s invitation to Davis, who spent time in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is in keeping with the parish’s welcoming and all-inclusive policy and reputation.

“All are welcome here — gay, straight, children, pets, Catholics, non-Catholics, Agnostics, Atheists, and yes, even bigots,” Link said.

After the mass, there will be an opporunity for the congregation to dialogue with Davis at the pancake breakfast in the church’s auditorium.

Suggested donation at the door is $6.99 per person, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

KIM DAVIS RELEASES PHOTO TO PROVE SHE MET IN PRIVATE WITH POPE FRANCIS

ROWAN COUNTY, KY (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – After The Vatican’s official clarification that Pope Francis’ meeting with Kim Davis was not a “private audience” as the Rowan County clerk claimed, Liberty Counsel (Davis’ attorneys) went on a damage-control mode.

Following documented media reports that the only private audience the Pope gave was with his long-time Argentinian student/friend and his same-sex partner, Davis and her lawyers released a photo taken during her meeting with Francis to prove that the private audience did happen.

Here is the photo Liberty Counsel released to the media today.

The Vatican has some explaining to do.

 

image

POPE FRANCIS MET IN PRIVATE WITH GAY COUPLE, NOT WITH KIM DAVIS

Capture
Same-sex partners Yayo Grassi, left, and Iwan Bagus, meeting with Pope Francis in Washington, D.C. (Screen capture/NYT)

THE VATICAN, Italy (The Adobo Chronicles®) – Pope Francis gave his blessing to Kim Davis during a brief meeting at The Vatican embassy in Washington, D.C. last week.  But now, the Pope is taking back that blessing because Davis and her lawyers lied about the brief encounter.

Davis, the Rowan (KY) county clerk who spent  jail time for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, was telling everybody that she had a “private audience” with Francis who thanked her for  her “courage” and to “stay strong,” suggesting that the Pope had endorsed her defiance of civil law because of her religious belief.

While The Vatican confirmed the meeting between the Pope and Davis, it clarified that it was far from being a “private audience.”  Davis was just among the many individuals that were hustled in and out to greet the Pope during his downtime at the embassy.

The Vatican said that the Pope didn’t even know who Davis was.

But a real “private audience” happened the day before Davis met the Pope.

It was a pre-arranged meeting with the Pope’s longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years.

Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man, brought his partner, Iwan Bagus, as well several other friends to the Vatican Embassy on September 23 for a brief visit with the Pope. A video of the meeting shows Grassi and Francis greeting each other with a warm hug.

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Grassi declined to disclose details about the short visit, but said it was arranged personally with the Pope via email in the weeks ahead of Francis’ highly anticipated visit to the United States.

“Three weeks before the trip, he called me on the phone and said he would love to give me a hug,” Grassi said.

So, while the Pope wasn’t endorsing same-sex relationships by meeting with his gay friend, neither was he endorsing  Davis’ opposition to same-sex marriage just because of that brief, almost anonymous encounter.

Now, Davis has to go to confession to ask pardon for lying about her encounter with the Pope!