Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and BarbWire’s Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.
The Vatican has now released all of the pictures of the Pope’s visit, including the visit at the Vatican Embassy in Washington D.C. on September 24. These are all the of public visits of the groups that he met at the Vatican Embassy on the 24th of September, but of course Kim Davis was not part of this line of people because she was part of a private meeting on that same day.
Mat Staver: Matt, the Vatican has now put up at the website, we’re going to be releasing the actual links, how you can get to all of these photographs. but on the Vatican website, all of the pictures for all of the visits that he made public, are listed on this particular web page. And this includes Washington D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, everything.
And on the 24th of September, because you can go to a specific day, the 24th of September was a Thursday and that is when he was in Washington D.C. and when he was at the Vatican Embassy after speaking to Congress earlier that morning, he went to the Vatican Embassy, he had a number of meetings with a number of different people, including Kim Davis.
Now, the meeting with Kim Davis was unlike the other meetings because it was a private meeting and that’s what we’ve said from the very beginning, and that’s in fact what happened. There are some people that speculated that it must have just been some large group that she was a part of, the Pope certainly may not have known who she was, she just came up and greeted him. and the fact of the matter is, these pictures unequivocally show that that is not true. Because all of meetings where he met with groups of people, on the 24th of September at the Vatican Embassy, are now published. 22 pages of pictures on the Vatican website, and Kim Davis is not in any of those group pictures…
Matt Barber: And any interested media that is actually concerned about getting to the truth of the matter and reporting objectively would point this fact out. And it’s unfortunate that there are some Vatican officials that need to be held accountable.
I don’t know if it was Lombardi himself, the Vatican spokesman, who clearly tried to obfuscate when the pressure came to bear, he clearly tried to kind of change the narrative and suggested disingenuously — this was done intentionally — this was disingenuous, to suggest, to try to create enough gray area that would make people, including media who were looking forward to jumping on the opportunity, to make people think that Kim Davis was just kind of thrown in with a big group of dozens of people, as he said. Well, now we know, that is absolutely not the fact. we’ve known that all along. Kim Davis was singled out…
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