‘Pope Francis’ Met with Homosexual Man and His Partner Day Before Meeting Kim Davis

Francis Grossi-compressedWASHINGTON — The day before meeting with embattled Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, the Roman Catholic pontiff known as Francis met with a friend and former student who has been in a homosexual relationship for 19 years.

Yayo Grassi told reporters that he brought his partner, Iwan Bagus, and other friends to meet Francis during a private meeting last Wednesday. He told CNN this week that he had personally arranged the meeting with the pontiff, who was his former literature and psychology teacher at Inmaculada Concepción in Argentina.

“Three weeks before the trip, he called me on the phone and said he would love to give me a hug,” Grassi told the outlet.

He said that Francis has known for some time that he is a homosexual, and met his partner once in Rome.

“He has never been judgmental,” Grassi stated. “He has never said anything negative.”

The pontiff is stated to have hugged and kissed both men during the private meeting.

The Vatican has confirmed that Francis met with the men and their friends.

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“Mr. Yayo Grassi, a former Argentine student of Pope Francis, who had already met other times in the past with the Pope, asked to present his mother and several friends to the Pope during the Pope’s stay in Washington, DC,” spokesperson Thomas Rosica told reporters. “As noted in the past, the pope, as pastor, has maintained many personal relationships with people in a spirit of kindness, welcome and dialogue.”

The following day, the Roman Catholic pontiff met with embattled Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, but as word grew about the encounter, the Vatican released a statement on Friday providing clarification and remarking that meeting Davis should not necessarily be considered as suggesting official support.

“The brief meeting between Mrs. Kim Davis and Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C. has continued to provoke comments and discussion,” wrote spokesperson Federico Lombardi, stating that he sought to clarify the meeting out of a desire to “contribute to an objective understanding of what transpired.”

“Pope Francis met with several dozen persons who had been invited by the Nunciature to greet him as he prepared to leave Washington for New York City. Such brief greetings occur on all papal visits and are due to the Pope’s characteristic kindness and availability,” he explained. “The only real audience granted by the Pope at the Nunciature was with one of his former students and his family.”

The “former student” referenced in the statement was Grassi.

While Roman Catholic doctrine opposes same gender sexual behavior, the pontiff has sparked discussion in the past for his conciliatory tone toward homosexuals.

“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” he said in 2013. “The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains this very well. It says they should not be marginalized because of this, but that they must be integrated into society.”

“The problem is not having this orientation. We must be brothers,” Francis continued. “The problem is lobbying by this orientation, or lobbies of greedy people, political lobbies, Masonic lobbies, so many lobbies. This is the worse problem.”

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  • Mark Bouckaert

    The world needs more non judgemental people like the pope. Only good came come from that. It was jesus’ way. Love the sinner, not the sin.

  • upload

    Isn’t it a contradiction to say he shouldn’t judge people’s actions, yet his very position in Catholicism is that of God’s direct voice on Earth? If he indeed believes what he has said about conciliatory gestures toward sin, then he is, in essence, saying God is contradicting Himself.

    • Names_Stan

      Yeah, that “seventy times seven” thing should just be ignored.

    • God has made a conciliatory gestures toward sin, sending his Son into the world to save his people from their sins – calling sinners to repent and believe the gospel. Even unrepentant sinners are called to repent. “To others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.”

  • Nidalap

    One wonders if the Pontiff will downplay this meeting the way he did the Kim Davis meeting. This meeting was extremely politically correct so we know a politician wouldn’t…

    • respectourdifferences

      “One wonders if the Pontiff will downplay this meeting the way he did the Kim Davis meeting. ”

      Clearly not. In fact, just the opposite.

    • April J

      I wouldn’t say the Pope downplayed the meeting with Kim Davis as much as he was reacting to the big deal that was made out of it. It was hardly private, and he probably had no clue who she even was. He will meet with pretty much anyone, and asks every one of them to pray for him and stay strong, not just Kim Davis. Her people needed to calm down and back off with all the hype they were spewing.

  • respectourdifferences

    Mat Staver must be quite upset about this. He’s now been caught in two major lies about Ms. Davis. Odd behavior for someone who says he is a Christian.

    • Names_Stan

      Nah…I think the principal is,

      “Thou shalt have no Reality Shows before we get ours.”

  • Reason2012

    Adults continue to permanently turn away from homosexuality, even after decades of believing the lie they were “born that way”, proving it’s not genetic, but the product of indoctrination, confusion, mental instability and/or abuse.

    Homosexual behavior is most literally pointed out as a sin, and God has not changed on that regard. But if a person has those inclinations but does not act upon them and does not dwell in lust upon others, then it’s not a sin. It’s just like sinful inclinations of any kind: it’s acting upon it when it becomes a sin.

    And this is what God says about sin and specifically the behavior of homosexuality:

    Romans 1:26-27 ”For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their_lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

    1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ”Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate [men who willingly take on the part of a “woman” with another man], nor abusers of themselves with mankind [s odomites], (10) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

    1 Timothy 1:9-10 ”Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, (10) For_whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind [s odomites], for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;”

    Jude 1:7 ”Even as_Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

    Luke 17:29 ”[Jesus said] But the same day that Lot went out of_Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.”

    Matthew 19:4-6 ”And he [Jesus] answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, (5) And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? (6) Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

    Jesus made it quite clear God made us male and female so that a man will leave his father and mother (not two fathers, not three mothers and so on) and cleave onto his wife (not his husband and so on).

    The Word of God rebukes us all – even if we all try to say we don’t believe the Bible, the very Word of God will be our judge when we face Him. And God is a righteous judge and will judge us all – not turn a blind eye to our sin. Do not be deceived by the world: it’s God we will have to convince that His word was a lie, not men. What happened in Noah’s day when the entire world rejected God? Did God spare them because there were so many? No – they all perished except for Noah and his family!

    Proverbs 9:10 ”The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

    God spared not His chosen people – we are kidding ourselves if we think He will spare the United States of America if we choose to blatantly turn away from Him.

    Jeremiah 12:17 ”But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.”

    Luke 17:28-30 “So also as it was in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; (29) but the day Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from the heaven and destroyed them all. (30) Even so it shall be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”

    Romans 1:18-32 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold [suppress] the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

    For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, m urder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

    The entire Bible points out men having_sex with men is an abomination. Likewise woman having_sex with women. It’s not just Paul that pointed it out.

    Genesis 19:4-13 “But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of S odom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them [men wanting to have_sex with men].

    And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing [he offers his daughters to be_raped to keep them from having_sex with another man – shows_rape is not the issue but male on male_sex]; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

    And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

    And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.”

    These two messengers were sent to destroy that place before the event where they tried to_rape these messengers.

    Leviticus 18:22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

    Leviticus 20:13 “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

    Even cross-dressing is an abomination:

    Deuteronomy 22:5 “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”

    Deuteronomy 23:17 “There shall be no_whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a s odomite of the sons of Israel.”

    1 Kings 22:46 “And the remnant of the s odomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.”

    1 Kings 15:11-12 “And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father. And he took away the s odomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.”

    2 Kings 23:7 “And he brake down the houses of the s odomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.”

    Ezekiel 16:49-50 “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister S odom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.”

    And the “pride” parades about homosexuality are more of the same.

    Matthew 19:4-5 “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?”

    Not father and father. Not mother and mother. Not his husband.

    And only two people of opposite gender can become “one flesh”.

    Live forever, people – not temporarily only to be cast out for living for the things of this world.

    May God/Jesus Christ be glorified!

    • Mark Bouckaert

      “proving it’s not genetic, but the product of indoctrination, confusion, mental instability and/or abuse.”

      Wow. Where do you come up with such tripe? I guess you would be right there condemning people like Alan Turing, a guy who saved millions in WWII by cracking the German code and feeding them misinformation who later got sentenced to chemical castration and ended up committing suicide as a result of the “medication”.

      Hate like yours makes me sad that there are so many people who call themselves Christians but act so callously.

      • Reason2012

        Hello. People commit suicide for many reasons and it’s never a good thing – why is it that homosexual activists never talk about or even seem to care of the vast majority of other reasons people commit suicide?

        And that doesn’t mean we should allow people to believe a lie and live a lifestyle believing the lie they were born that way. Let alone how it leads to premature death and 44X greater chance of AIDs and so on. Calling the truth ‘hate’ doesn’t make it hate.

        • Mark Bouckaert

          99% of what you quoted was taken out of context. There is literally only a couple of areas that deal with homosexuality in the bible. Leviticus is the one that everyone loves to quote. Only 2 problems with that. 1. It’s for the Israelites. Which we are not. 2. Gaalations 13 says you are cursed if you follow the first three books of the bible so if you follow leviticus you must follow it all.

          Paul talked a lot about immoral behavior but if you look at the context it’s all violent unloving lustful. Not loving and caring relationships. Your quotes need context to be interpreted properly.

          So let me ask you about Jesus and the centurion. The centurion knows he’s a sinner. His “servant” was probably his gay lover as the word used was pais which at the time was a centurion’s gay lover servant. Jesus didn’t lecture him in any way because the centurion had faith in God and Jesus. The centurion cared deeply for him which was another reason Jesus healed him.

          My friend let Jesus rule your life and continuing reading the Bible.

          • Reason2012

            Hello. No, none of it is taken out of context: what it says is quite plain and does not need to be “interpreted” to instead mean the opposite of what it says as you imply.

            (1) The only thing for the Israelites is the punishment for such behavior. The fact remains that the behavior itself is a sin and an abomination. Let alone to pretend that God says people used to be put to death for such behavior, but now God thinks such behavior is great.

            (2) There are only 5 chapters in Galations. You need to get more specific and quote what it is you’re claiming, not claim an entire book says what you say it is. Nowhere does it say homosexual behavior is now fine with God.

            No, It’s not talking about “violent, unloving lust”. It’s quite clear that homosexual behavior itself is a sin, not to mention such a setup is not even considered a marriage.

            You only claim it was “his gay lover” – your opinion doesn’t make it true.

            “The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.”
            Matthew 8:8

            Here “servant” is translated from “pais”, which means
            “specifically a slave or servant (especially a minister to a king; and by eminence to God): – child, maid (-en), (man) servant, son, young man”

            Nowhere does it mean “gay lover” and nowhere is that word used in the NT to mean any such thing. It’s used 24 times in the NT, and every time it simply means “a servant” not “a gay lover”

            Yes, let Jesus rule your life and stop trying to twist His Word to say the opposite of what it says: homosexual behavior.

            “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”
            1 Corinthians 6:9-10

            “abusers of themselves with mankind” is translated from the Greek word arsenokoitēs, which means “a sodomite: – abuser of (that defile) self with mankind.”

            The Bible is quite clear and there are many NT verses that make it quite clear homosexual behavior is a sin. I would think twice about causing others to stumble (sin) by teaching the false claim that God condones homosexual behavior, let alone that it’s not a sin.

            “[Jesus says] Woe unto the world because of offences [causes to sin]! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!”
            Matthew 18:7

            Those who cause others to sin are going to receive greater condemnation for doing so. I would think again.

        • Blaylock

          Sorry babe but the premature death thing has been debunked so many times. It actually stated with a psychologist man named Cameron who used the obituaries to try and prove his theory. It didn’t work. The research was flawed and misrepresented. He was eventually thrown out of his professional society. Love these liars for christ

    • Brian_Joness

      What is wrong with you? You are trying way too hard to bash gays. Who are you really trying to convince?

      • Reason2012

        Hello. Pointing out homosexual behavior is sin is no more bashing “gays” than pointing out adulterous behavior is bashing “adulterers”.

        What if you were to find out God’s truth is real? Who is it that’s helping then? The ones who tried to warn them so they could come to eternal life as well, or the ones that kept them deceived so they’d be cast out?

        If a Christian honestly believes the Bible, then it would be hate to say nothing and let those into such behaviors think it was just fine. Hope you understand.