White House Arranges Pope to Meet with Lepers, Tax Collectors and Prostitutes

By Robert W. Armijo

“Bring it on!” said Pope Francis when he heard of the White House's controversial guest list for a meeting on the South Lawn. 

“We don’t understand,” said a White House insider. “The guest list was specifically tailored to insult the Pope. Not inspire him.”

“Well,” the Pope replied, while shaking his head. “I guess they just don’t get Christianity.” 

The Pope then paused in meditative thought for a moment before speaking again.

“You see,”  the Pope continued with hands clasp in prayer. “My boss meet with society's outcasts long before it was hip. And so, will I.”

The White House was quick to issue a denial that it invited the controversial guests for politically correct reasons. 

“We don’t invite the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, a leader for transgender rights, a gay Catholic blogger and a prominent nun-lobbyist  (the same one who bucked the bishops on the Affordable Care Act) just to be politically correct or inflame the Holy See,” said the White House. “Honest. We didn’t. Cross our hearts and everything.”

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