Jewish Journal

Pope secretly met Kentucky clerk Kim Davis

by Alex Dobuzinskis and Philip Pullella, Reuters

5 days ago

Kim Davis speaks to her supporters after walking out of jail in Grayson, Ky., on Sept. 8. Photo by Chris Tilley/Reuters

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who had been jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, secretly met Pope... read full article

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