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Pope Francis’ new clothes: Why his progressive image is white smoke and mirrors
Salon ^ | 6/22/14 | Anna March

Posted on 06/26/2014 5:58:26 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Don't buy his populist rhetoric. The new pope is every bit the sexist homophobe as his predecessors...

While the pope transmits a populist vibe—particularly about the economy— he is an old-school conservative who, despite his great PR, maintains nearly all of the socialpolicies of his predecessors and keeps up a hardline Vatican “cabinet.”

(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: religion
The "journalist" who scribbled this screed even ties Francis to Fox News!

As a Protestant, knowing this makes me warm to the Pope....thanks, Anna March, for helping me like him more. Knowing you liberals TRULY hate anything that smells of true Christianity (and I am not saying I agree with all of Francis' theology) helps me understand we are on the right path.

1 posted on 06/26/2014 5:58:26 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
The new pope is every bit the sexist homophobe as his predecessors ...

Perhaps she means, "The new pope is every bit the sexist homophobe his predecessors were." Anyway, it's nice that she noticed.

2 posted on 06/26/2014 6:01:02 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Told 'em not to science those burgers too hard. ~ Darksheare)
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To: SoFloFreeper

No hatred here.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 6:02:57 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It horrifies them that the Pope is a “believer.” They’d rather he was more like the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 6:04:15 AM PDT by tellw
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Why would anyone bother with “Salon?”

It’s Marxist moonbat central.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 6:04:38 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Salvation
It was only a matter of time. The liberals were the ones who completely misrepresented Pope Francis (Time magazine man of the year) with the full intent of making him into what they wanted him to be and hoping against hope that either he or others in the Curia would assist them in that process.

Pope Francis is very different in style and words than either the philosopher Saint Pope John Paul II the Great or the theologian Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI ... only because he believes his papacy to be the evangelizer to the world to grow the body of Christ in the authentic Catholic faith, of which he is every bit the "son of the Church" that his predecessors in the Chair of Peter were.

We first needed the foundation of the philosopher and the theologian in order for the fruits of the evangelizer to be bountiful as possible.

6 posted on 06/26/2014 6:11:09 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

They do occasionally provide something useful:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-rlc/3172322/posts


7 posted on 06/26/2014 6:13:07 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Tax-chick

Yes, by the left’s definition, Christian believers are “sexist homophobes”...

And I think it’s a good thing to be hated by leftists, shows you’re on the correct side of eternity.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 6:13:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Anna March is every bit the popephobe her colleagues are.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 6:13:47 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Coming from this crowd, it’s sort of good news.

Barking moonbats though they are.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 6:18:05 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

This is what compromising with ‘rats gets you...


11 posted on 06/26/2014 6:18:41 AM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: SoFloFreeper
Mindless Name-calling

Perhaps she has forgotten that it can be honorable
to think, speak, and act under Authority

Once one places themselves under the Authority of
God, Scriptures, Tradition (in that order)
what one thinks, says, and does is defined.

One might ask under what authority
this writer is applying Judgment.

Perhaps anger, ignorance, and Hubris.

12 posted on 06/26/2014 6:20:48 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: SoFloFreeper
"Sexist homophobe"???

I would be suspicious of any Christian that "Salon" actually liked ... Pope should take this screed as high praise.

13 posted on 06/26/2014 6:21:08 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: SoFloFreeper

She’s insinuating that the pope is Catholic.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 6:22:01 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
From the article:

"Further, it is ludicrous to suggest that a man who denies comprehensive reproductive health care (including all forms of birth control including condoms and abortion) and comprehensive family planning is a man who cares about the poor of this world.

And there you have it. For the left, it all comes down to killing babies.

15 posted on 06/26/2014 6:22:15 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: All

This is a great example of Liberal smear tactics. Anyone who disagrees with them is automatically a bigot/racist/etc, and therefore isn’t worth debating.

The assumption is that we are so atrocious, that they shouldn’t have to discuss or compromise with us.

The irony is that she is clearly the bigot, hating on Catholics in the most vicious way. I am not certain, but I think most folks have had enough of this liberal BS, and it’s starting to wear thin. We’ll see this fall.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 6:22:34 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: SoFloFreeper

I hope it makes a lot of people warm to him. After all, it’s great that he at least upholds some key issues.

It’s great to hear that from her, whether or not she realizes that.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 6:22:48 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: SoFloFreeper
The new pope is every bit the sexist homophobe as his predecessors...

Whew! I'm so relieved.

18 posted on 06/26/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: dead

“She’s insinuating that the pope is Catholic.”

LOL! Great answer!


19 posted on 06/26/2014 6:25:44 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: MrB
I think it’s a good thing to be hated by leftists, shows you’re on the correct side of eternity.

Absolutely.

20 posted on 06/26/2014 6:27:09 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Told 'em not to science those burgers too hard. ~ Darksheare)
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To: Tax-chick

I was thinking after I wrote that -

the left is always using the phrase “on the wrong side of history” with regard to our non-acceptance of homosexuality as normal and good.

We may, indeed, be on the “losing” side of HUMAN HISTORY.
But I’d much rather be on the right side of eternity.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 6:29:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: lsucat; Teófilo; NYer; Salvation; Nihil Obstat; mileschristi; bornacatholic; Mrs. Don-o; narses; ..

Faith of Our Fathers ping

In other words, the Pope is doing a great job.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 6:29:29 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: MrB

I thought that was what you meant, and it’s a good turn of phrase.

However, given the biological epic fail that sodomy is, I think we’re on the right side of human history as well, once the current Silly Season passes ... as it will, as it always has.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 6:31:52 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Told 'em not to science those burgers too hard. ~ Darksheare)
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To: Tax-chick

Darwin was a homophobe.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 6:35:02 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
What do they want, an atheist, gay pope?
Yea that's it. Anything less will never do for a rag like Salon.

25 posted on 06/26/2014 6:36:01 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Tax-chick

A reading of Romans 1 says that the wrath of God is revealed as... among other things... the acceptance of homosexuality as normal.

It IS judgement.


26 posted on 06/26/2014 6:37:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB; reg45

I agree.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 6:42:10 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Told 'em not to science those burgers too hard. ~ Darksheare)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Well said.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 6:42:59 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Anna March is every bit the popephobe her colleagues are.

***
And, most likely, a Christophobe.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 6:43:52 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: MrB
Yes, by the left’s definition, Christian believers are “sexist homophobes”...

And I think it’s a good thing to be hated by leftists, shows you’re on the correct side of eternity

And I wear that as a badge of honor.

30 posted on 06/26/2014 6:44:12 AM PDT by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Whew! I’m so relieved.

**
:)


31 posted on 06/26/2014 6:45:25 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

People like her want a pope who is an arbitrary dictator who has no respect for the foundations and institutional integrity of the church, and will impose his will on it — to their liking, of course. Kind of like an American President they support. I don’t believe a man like that is ever going to be pope.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 6:46:59 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He abides by God’s word, Anna baby, not yours!


33 posted on 06/26/2014 6:52:30 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

(and I am not saying I agree with all of Francis’ theology)

Nor he with yours, but when God said “whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life” He did not exclude those whose form of worship varies from yours, or from Catholicism.


34 posted on 06/26/2014 6:58:31 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I was wondering how long it would take for them to turn their fangs on him.


35 posted on 06/26/2014 7:21:06 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hey liberals! the stuff about man + woman = couple didn’t come from the Pope. It came from human nature, which is reflected in the Bible and in the Church’s teachings.

Sexist? If the Pope doesn’t want woman priests, it’s his right to not have them. He’s the boss.


36 posted on 06/26/2014 7:26:27 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: dead; SoFloFreeper; piusv; ebb tide

37 posted on 06/26/2014 8:15:46 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (NewsFlash! Pope Still Catholic!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Do you REALLY think SOLON is an accurate source?

Of course, the Pope is Catholic and holds a hard line to Catholic teaching.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 8:27:06 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

What’s the bear reading, National Catholic Reporter?


39 posted on 06/26/2014 9:38:38 AM PDT by ebb tide (Six feet deep and getting deeper.)
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To: Bigg Red

A better term is “staurophobe”.

A staurophobe is a person who has a pathological fear/hatred of the Cross of Christ and especially of Him Who it represents.

It comes from the Greek word “stauros” which means “cross” and phobia which of course is an irrational fear.


40 posted on 06/26/2014 10:36:43 AM PDT by Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi ( Gen. 12:3: a warning to all anti-semites.)
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To: ebb tide

I don’t know. If so, he might want to use it for — um -— personal hygiene.


41 posted on 06/26/2014 10:40:41 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("The Holy Catholic Church: the more Holy she is, the more Catholic she is.")
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To: Servant of the Cross
So very true. Late last year I was reading a book in which the author stated that we needed the spirituality of both Benedict and Francis. I nodded in agreement then realized before turning the page that this was an older book.

It made me appreciate the meaning behind the name choices of the last 2 popes and ties in exactly to what you just posted. But talk about an eerie feeling..

42 posted on 06/26/2014 11:11:51 AM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi

Very good. Thank you for teaching me a new word.


43 posted on 06/26/2014 11:19:21 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi

Staurophobe. Thank you, I learned a valuable new word.<p

If I may ask, would you tell me what “Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi” means?


44 posted on 06/26/2014 12:31:50 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("The Holy Catholic Church: the more Holy she is, the more Catholic she is.")
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To: Servant of the Cross

Ac excellent insight.


45 posted on 06/26/2014 12:33:14 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("The Holy Catholic Church: the more Holy she is, the more Catholic she is.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

There seem to be some hints in here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Keltiad


46 posted on 06/26/2014 1:22:18 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
It was only a matter of time. The liberals were the ones who completely misrepresented Pope Francis (Time magazine man of the year) with the full intent of making him into what they wanted him to be and hoping against hope that either he or others in the Curia would assist them in that process.

So does this mean that I'll no longer see posts saying that the MSM has taken Francis out of context, misquoted, etc?

47 posted on 06/26/2014 3:58:46 PM PDT by piusv
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To: Servant of the Cross

And people don’t understand this. Good post.


48 posted on 06/26/2014 6:17:07 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wow. This Anna March just got that the Pope is CATHOLIC, not Episcopalian.

She’s smart that one.

~Theo


49 posted on 06/27/2014 11:37:41 AM PDT by Teófilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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