Antony Hegarty of Antony & The Johnsons has launched a social media attack on The Pope, in response to a meeting held earlier this week with controversial anti-gay marriage county clerk Kim Davis.
Vatican officials have confirmed Pope Francis met with Davis during his time in America. The clerk and her husband were snuck into the Vatican embassy for the meeting, and Davis’ lawyer has claimed The Pope told Davis to “stay strong” and gave her rosaries.
The move incensed Hegarty, who is transgender. She wrote on her band’s Facebook:
“Apparently Pope Francis was working behind the scenes to undermine gay rights in America. How shameful and pathetic of him. I have been so impressed with his approach to climate and his call to end the death penalty in the US. But for him to make insidious comments about how the “traditional family” is under threat (presumably from gay marriage) and then to secretly meet that poor misguided cretin Kim Davis…”
“I am glad that he is mobilizing his flock to care about nature, but i would still prefer that they would all just go to their heaven now and leave the rest of humanity and nature in peace here on earth. Pope Francis seems still to be causing harm and burning witches in the name of Christ, just like his forefathers.”