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Same-Sex Marriage

Pope's meeting with Kim Davis another slap at gay community

The Catholic Church, like many Christian denominations, has always openly discriminated against gays and women, so it's hard to muster much outrage over Pope Francis' clandestine meeting with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis. Davis, who was raised Catholic and became an Apostolic Christian four years ago, spent five days in jail for violating a court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, citing her religious convictions. She says the pontiff told her to "stay strong" and thanked her for her courage. Davis took that to mean Francis supported her cause. The revelation about the secret meeting at the Vatican embassy in Washington has irked many who see it as a slap...