The sexual left wants someone’s head, now that it’s compelled the Vatican to backtrack on support for Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis.
Liberals are now campaigning for Pope Francis to fire Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who serves in the influential post of Papal Nuncio to the United States, one of the Church’s most important diplomatic postings.
Vigano is credited with setting up the now controversial meeting between the Pope and Kentucky Council clerk Kim Davis that was immediately denounced by advocates for gay marriage.
One of the groups calling for his head includes the George Soros-funded “Faithful America” that is running an online petition for his firing.
“After days of speculation, the truth has finally come out: Pope Francis did not hold a private meeting to express his support for Kim Davis’s efforts to block gay marriage licenses,” the petition begins.
Faithful America is a leftist pressure group formed to attack and punish those who oppose gay marriage and, according to their website, oppose fracking. They say the are “…sick of sitting by quietly while Jesus’ message of good news is hijacked by the religious right to serve a hateful political agenda.”
On their website is a picture of former Bishops Gene Robinson, who was the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church and who is now the first divorced gay bishop of the Episcopal Church.
Their petition, which seeks 15,000 signatures, claims: “Inviting Kim Davis to a reception with Pope Francis undermined the pope’s message to the United States and was a mean-spirited insult to the Kentucky couples whose marriage licenses she has tried to deny. For the good of the church, please resign immediately and allow Pope Francis to appoint a new apostolic nuncio.”
Anonymous sources told the New York Times that it is expected the Pope will fire Vigano “at the first respectable opportunity” though it should be pointed out that Vigano is 75, the age at which all Bishops are required to resign.
It is likely that when his resignation is accepted, the sexual left will do a victory dance and take credit.
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