As revelations come forth about Pope Francis's secret meeting with the Tennessee 'bigot', Kim Davis, even the non-affiliated religious (from a distance Pardu (me), wondered about why? The Papal leader and religious since becoming Pope has shown deep signs of progressive values. While he would rather not be called a progressive, his actions leave little doubt the first non-European Pope was cut from a different mold than his immediate predecessors.
The secret ;meeting with a document bigot (regardless of religious beliefs) and a nascent flagship "gift" from US conservative evangelicals was so outside the Pope's aura, the reports seemed unfathomable. Well, an explanation may exist; albeit not an explanation from the Vatican. The Vatican will only confirmed the one-on-one meeting with Davis and her husband; a spokesperson would not comment further.
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell broadcast segment with plausible, but unconfirmed reasons the Pope met with Davis. We will report on the visit as information becomes available. For now, we will post the segment from MSNBC's The Last Word.
One comment. If the report has a basis in fact, I will admit to no surprise an conservative ideologue was at the root of the meeting.