Huckabee: Media Should Stop Hijacking the Pope

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Mike Huckabee appeared on “The Kelly File” last night to address the media’s hyperventilating over the news that Pope Francis met with Kim Davis, which shattered their world.  You can read Huckabee’s reaction below:

MIKE HUCKABEE: The pope gave an affirmation to somebody who had conscience; who carried out her faith. He respects that, he appreciates it, and he expressed that to Kim Davis. He even said to Kim, ‘pray for me.’ She was overwhelmed with the sense that the pope would talk to her. She’s not even Catholic. I thought it was an incredibly powerful experience not just for Kim Davis, but for so many people who stand with her and believe that she’s doing what she should do, and that’s follow her faith.

MEGYN KELLY: They talked about how this ‘undermines everything he accomplished on his visit here.’ That’s what Esquire says. And that he undermined the healing message that he brought. Why? It’s no secret that the Catholic Church opposes gay marriage.

HUCKABEE: Not only do they oppose gay marriage, but they also stand very strongly for the sanctity of every human life. The Catholic Church hasn’t changed its doctrine. Neither has this pope. And I know that a lot of people on the left would like to believe that he somehow is soft on marriage, soft on life – he met with the Little Sisters of the Poor. He affirmed them. They hear what they want to hear, but that’s part of the problem. We’re living in a day where the media wants to pick the presidential candidates; they want to decide who gets heard, who doesn’t. The media wants to decide what the pope’s message means. I think the pope’s pretty capable of getting his message out without some left wing media person trying to interpret it for him.

Thomas Valentine is a researcher for APIA and a junior at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.