Watch: Is this how Kim Davis met the Pope?
Funny or Die has released a clip poking fun at the Pope’s secret meeting with anti-gay clerk Kim Davis.
The Catholic Church admitted earlier this week that the Pope had a private meeting with anti-gay clerk Kim Davis during his US tour last month, which was kept off his official itinerary released to the press.
The Pontiff also appeared to back her while speaking to reporters on his flight home, when asked about her case.
He said: “Conscientious objection must enter into every juridical structure because it is a right.
“I can’t have in mind all cases that can exist about conscientious objection but, yes, I can say that conscientious objection is a right that is a part of every human right.
“And if someone does not allow others to be a conscientious objector, he denies a right.”
The Funny or Die parody sees ‘Kim Davis’ sign up to online app PopeMeet.com, claiming: “I like blocking gays from getting married. Lesbians and gays come into my office, and I break the law by refusing to wed them. I went to jail for my treatment of gays!
As bewildered charity volunteers, teachers and devoted Catholics ask why they can’t meet the Pope, ‘Davis’ screams: “I wake up round 8 AM and I pound my fists on my mattress ‘cuz I’m so angry bout the married gays!
“The I’ll drink a two-litre, because soda calms me down when I get the gay rage. Then I like to pop in Brokeback Mountain and scream at the TV set!”
Incredibly, a statement from the Vatican earlier today claimed that despite both the secret private meeting and his own personal comments, the Pope is not supporting Davis.
Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, claimed: “[It] should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular and complex aspects.
“The Pope did not enter into the details of the situation of Mrs Davis and his meeting with her should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular and complex aspects.”
He continued to claim: “Pope Francis met with several dozen persons who had been invited by the Nunciature to greet him as he prepared to leave Washington for New York City.
“Such brief greetings occur on all papal visits and are due to the Pope’s characteristic kindness and availability.”