In general I like Pope Francis, he seems to really care about the poor and powerless. But he is a Pope:
On the other hand, in remarks to reporters on his flight out of the country Monday, Francis offered comments that appeared to support Davis’s position on same-sex marriage. Francis said government employees had the ‘‘human right’’ to say they cannot discharge duties that they believe go against their conscience. The response was given to a reporter who specifically mentioned issuing marriage licenses to gay couples as an example.
‘‘I can’t have in mind all cases that can exist about conscience objection,’’ the pope told reporters on the plane. ‘‘But, yes, I can say the conscientious objection is a right that is a part of every human right. It is a right.’’
So all of us who think organized religion is a problem are free to discriminate against people who follow an organized religion. Thanks for the confirmation Pope Francis.
Note: Of course, people like me would never actually do this because we believe in doing our job whatever our personal beliefs.