Pope Francis broke some hearts today. And not just by leaving us behind so soon after his big visit to the United States.
The Vatican confirmed on Tuesday that his Holiness had a private meeting with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis while they were both in Washington D.C. Davis, as you probably remember, has been refusing to issue marriage license to same-sex couples because it goes against her religious beliefs. She's been in jail, she's had a rally where she walked out to "Eye of the Tiger" and she has been married three times, so the hypocrisy is strong with this one.
Pope Francis has been kind of seen as the "cool pope" for his more modern views on homosexuality, climate change and contraception. And who could forget the time he confirmed that all dogs go to heaven?! Yeah, people could get down with this pope.
Until they found out that he prayed and hugged and got all chummy with the person who is denying a human being's right to marry the person they love. Then they had to rethink this whole "cool pope" thing.
Finding out the pope met with Kim Davis is like walking in on a friend rocking out to Limp Bizkit.— Guy Endore-Kaiser (@GuyEndoreKaiser) September 30, 2015
Maybe the Pope met with Kim Davis to give her the other 497 pages of the Bible she was missing?— Gladstone (@WGladstone) September 30, 2015
Pope meeting with Kim Davis reminds me I need to get my Lapsed-Catholic-License renewed.— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) September 30, 2015
What I picture when someone talks about Kim Davis pic.twitter.com/7QVyinJtYF— Mrs. Eric Berry (@Miss_Facetious) September 30, 2015
Nooooooo!!!!!! This makes me so angry! So everything he's preaching is a lie!!! http://t.co/F68KAvWDfs— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 30, 2015
“Your Holiness, tomorrow is your Kim Davis meeting. Where would you like me to schedule it?” “Find me America’s classiest Applebee’s."— Damien Fahey (@DamienFahey) September 30, 2015
Pope met with Kim Davis, so, wait, you mean the Catholic Church ISN'T a progressive left wing organization? Wow, who knew?— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) September 30, 2015
Everyone transparently jealous that Kim Davis has a way better agent than us— Dan Hopper (@DanHopp) September 30, 2015
Kim Davis won't grant gay marriages because it's against her religion. But accepting a blessing from a leader of a different religion is ok— Liana K (@redlianak) September 30, 2015
Kim Davis doesn't want the focus to be on her. That's why she sent out a press release about a private meeting pic.twitter.com/w35yDtKsnA— Political Math (@politicalmath) September 30, 2015
It'd be bad it the Pope met with Kim Davis, but worse if he stopped by First Take to talk about it.— Ashley Burns (@MayorBurnsy) September 30, 2015
It's almost like the Pope didn't read all our Kim Davis tweets.— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) September 30, 2015
The Pope met with Kim Davis while he was in the US, which is great news because I ALSO dont do my job, and I'd love to meet a famous person.— Johnna Scrabis (@JohnnaScrabis) September 30, 2015
It saddens me that @Pontifex actually made time for Kim Davis, when countless others fighting for humanity have been denied and ignored.— Timothy Malcolm (@tsmalcolm) September 30, 2015
POPE: Pray for me. KIM DAVIS: Validate me. POPE: Where did you park? #KentucyClerk— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) September 30, 2015
There's homophobic-homophobic and then there's hanging-out-with-Kim-Davis-homophobic.— Scott Rising (@Rising) September 30, 2015
Kim Davis: OMG I met the Pope and he told me to "stay strong" - but it was a private meeting no one knew about pic.twitter.com/diU8AxGBds— Michael Rizzi (@MikeRizzi) September 30, 2015
Even if the Pope met with her to yell at her, just meeting with her seems so beneath him— NFL Insider Grimace (@trillballins) September 30, 2015
Liberals: "YAY, POPE!" (Pope meets with Kim Davis.) "BOO, POPE!" Conservatives: "BOO, POPE!" (Pope meets with Kim Davis.) "YAY, POPE!"— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) September 30, 2015
Kim Davis claims she secretly met with the Pope. At least that's what she told her third husband when he asked her where she was last night.— MATTY ICE (@MattyIceAZ) September 30, 2015
finding out Kim Davis had a secret meeting with the Pope is like finding out gross bigoted human trash had a secret meeting with the Pope— Brett Ryland (@brettryland) September 30, 2015
POPE: i know we're totally different denominations b- DAVIS: yall aint gittin married POPE: wh-- DAVIS: wearin a dang dress POPE: its a robe— Ethan Booker (@Ethan_Booker) September 30, 2015
I hope Kim Davis' husband wore his finest OshKosh B'Gosh Overalls for her big meeting with the Most Holy Father.— Warren Holstein (@WarrenHolstein) September 30, 2015
Twitter is bummed. And when Twitter is bummed, everyone is bummed. There is no emoji sad enough to articulate the mood on social media right now.