Kim Davis talks about meeting Pope, LGBT group reacts

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis met with Pope Francis while he was visiting the U.S. last week.

Davis spoke exclusively with ABC about the experience.

She says she was shocked when she got the phone call but also honored and humbled that the Pope would want to meet her.

Davis spent six days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her Christian faith.

Josh Mers, chairman of Lexington Fairness, an organization advocating for LGBT equality, calls the meeting a disappointment because he says it does a disservice to the Pope’s visit and the celebration that went on.

Mers also believes the meeting doesn’t necessarily mean the Pope supports Davis.
The Vatican isn’t saying what actually happened during the meeting but it doesn’t deny that it happened.

Meantime, Davis is back at work but still refuses to issue marriage licenses with her signature.

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