By Thomas Madison
So, the assclown who calls himself Pope Francis finds it fitting to attack an American presidential candidate, taking a shot at Donald Trump for wanting border security for the American people. It is unwise, at best, to NOT secure our borders. But what would Pope Frank, in his isolated, high-security world, know about that? By the way, isn’t it terribly hypocritical of Frank the pope, to be surrounded by such massive security, yet advocate the denial of basic security for the American people? Certainly it is! There are many other hypocrisies the Catholic Church is guilty of. I point out a few others, below.
In objection to Trump’s proposal to build a border wall, His Holiness, Frank The Foolish, declared, “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.”
You mean like the wall of security that constantly surrounds you, Frank?
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Never a shrinking violet, The Donald returned fire, “For a religious leader to question any person’s faith is disgraceful.” Indeed!
Upon what grounds is it justified and proper for a religious leader to make hateful declarations about anyone, including political leaders. Must I remind Your Holiness of the Reichskonkordat, the quid pro quo contract (treaty) between Pope Pius XI and Hitler, the Catholic Church and the Nazis, each agreeing to leave the other alone, which gave Hitler unopposed power to commit the many atrocities he is infamous for. While the Catholic Church was horrified, they did nothing. They didn’t even object, lest Hitler should loose his evil upon them. Cowardly and sinful, and certainly hypocritical. This concordat exists today, prohibiting Catholic leaders from involving themselves in politics and government. Criticizing political leaders is certainly involvement in politics. You do understand that, right, Frank? More hypocrisy!
I know Catholic leaders, from parish priests to the Vatican, are (generally) liberal. They feel as though they must be. They must adhere to the bleeding heart progressive philosophy to be accepted by their peers, who are also bleeding heart progressives. It’s a “good old boy’s club” of the first order. Conservatives need not apply. This exclusion is one more hypocrisy of today’s Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church prohibits priests from marrying, which is a violation of what many, including yours truly, believe to be God’s very first commandment to man (not to be confused with the First of the Ten Commandments), “Be fruitful (have children) and multiply.” On the sixth day of creation, according to Genesis 1:27-28 of the American King James version of the bible: “27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Yet the Catholic Church denies its priests the freedom to satisfy their primal, God-given urge to reproduce, as God commanded on the sixth day of creation. Hypocrisy, or sin, or both? This foolish prohibition by the Vatican has led to many problems in the priesthood, not the least of which are the widely known issues of pedophilia and homosexuality. When you recruit men to serve in the priesthood, telling applicants that they may never marry, you are recruiting a certain male candidate (many, but not all) who have no interest in women. They have interests, just not in women.
It is neither my goal to get down in the weeds of a theological discussion, nor will I participate in one. I am certainly no theologian, but I do recognize hypocrisy when I see it, and the Catholic Church should be called out on its hypocrisy. Most consider the church untouchable, and any criticism blasphemy. Nonsense!
Now the leader of the touchy-feely, turn-the-other-cheek religious order is hypocritically seeing it his right and duty to “ATTACK” (not exactly expected of a self-proclaimed Christian) another Christian, claiming that he is not a Christian, simply because he cares for and truly loves his fellow Americans and aims to protect them (the Catholic Church should be so noble). Not good enough for Frank The Exalted Lamebrain. Donald Trump sees things a little differently than the Pope, who apparently believes giving what you can is not enough. You must give it ALL, the prosperity, comfort, and safety of your own family be damned!
Trump is right! The pope has no more business sticking his nose into American politics than an American politician has sticking his nose into the Vatican’s business.” There is a reason our founders advocated separation of church and state. It is important! So important they included it in the very first amendment of our constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Translation: “Government, keep your noses out of religion! Protecting religious liberty is where your responsibility regarding religion begins and ends.”
My advice to Frank The Foolish is to clean his own house before looking down his nose at and condemning others for doing what he himself is doing.
From Fox News
Just when it seemed the 2016 presidential race could not get any stranger, it took another sharp turn on Thursday as Pope Francis questioned Donald Trump’s Christian faith during a flight home from Mexico – and the GOP candidate fired back, calling the pope’s comments “disgraceful.”
And this is one campaign-trail dispute the White House isn’t touching. Asked to weigh in Thursday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest directed any questions to the pope’s spokesman.
The pope, responding earlier in the day to a question aboard the papal plane about Trump’s promise to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, had said: “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel.”
Trump immediately responded: “For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful,” he said.
Pope Francis weighed in just hours after he prayed at the Mexico-U.S. border for migrants who died trying to reach the United States. The pope did not definitively say Trump is not a Christian. Not having heard Trump’s border plans independently, Francis said he’d “give him the benefit of the doubt.”
But he said: “I’d just say that this man is not Christian if he said it this way.”
The comments dramatically escalated what had been an otherwise cordial dispute between the two in recent days over immigration policy.
Trump said in response he is a “proud” Christian and accused the Mexican government of using the pontiff for its own purposes.
“The pope only heard one side of the story — he didn’t see the crime, the drug trafficking and the negative economic impact the current policies have on the United States. He doesn’t see how Mexican leadership is outsmarting President Obama and our leadership in every aspect of negotiation,” he said. “…They are using the pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so, especially when so many lives are involved and when illegal immigration is so rampant.”
Trump also said that “if and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS … I can promise you that the Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president because this would not have happened.”
Trump has had heated and high-profile feuds with several of his GOP rivals on the primary campaign trail, including Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and former candidate Rand Paul.
But the fight with the Vatican is something entirely different.