Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oren M. Spiegler's letter in the Washington POST

Regarding the Oct. 1 front-page article “Pope’s meeting with county clerk stirs debate”:
Many Americans prayed that we had seen the last public appearance of Rowan County, Ky., Clerk Kim Davis. But she reemerged after a secret meeting with, of all people, the pope. Reasonable people, and those who respect the rule of law, should react with incredulity.
By using precious time during his visit to the United States to meet Ms. Davis, the Holy Father conferred stature upon her and encouraged others to violate the law and foment anarchy. It was yet another instance of the pope improperly wading into U.S. politics and government.
The Vatican has been tight-lipped about the meeting . I can understand why there would be an effort to keep something so controversial and inappropriate under wraps. Pope Francis has not burnished his image through elevating an individual who seeks to marginalize gay men and lesbians and to deny them the right to a union that the government recognizes.
Oren M. Spiegler, Upper Saint Clair, Pa.

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