Skip to comments.Pope Francis’ new clothes: Why his progressive image is white smoke and mirrors
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 vibeparticularly 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 ...
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.
Perhaps she means, "The new pope is every bit the sexist homophobe his predecessors were." Anyway, it's nice that she noticed.
No hatred here.
It horrifies them that the Pope is a “believer.” They’d rather he was more like the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.
Why would anyone bother with “Salon?”
It’s Marxist moonbat central.
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.
They do occasionally provide something useful:
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.
Anna March is every bit the popephobe her colleagues are.
Coming from this crowd, it’s sort of good news.
Barking moonbats though they are.
This is what compromising with ‘rats gets you...
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.
I would be suspicious of any Christian that "Salon" actually liked ... Pope should take this screed as high praise.
She’s insinuating that the pope is Catholic.
"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.
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.
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.
Whew! I'm so relieved.
“Shes insinuating that the pope is Catholic.”
LOL! Great answer!
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.
Faith of Our Fathers ping
In other words, the Pope is doing a great job.
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.
Darwin was a homophobe.
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.
Anna March is every bit the popephobe her colleagues are.
And, most likely, a Christophobe.
And I think its a good thing to be hated by leftists, shows youre on the correct side of eternity
And I wear that as a badge of honor.
Whew! I’m so relieved.
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.
He abides by God’s word, Anna baby, not yours!
(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.
I was wondering how long it would take for them to turn their fangs on him.
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.
Do you REALLY think SOLON is an accurate source?
Of course, the Pope is Catholic and holds a hard line to Catholic teaching.
What’s the bear reading, National Catholic Reporter?
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.
I don’t know. If so, he might want to use it for — um -— personal hygiene.
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..
Very good. Thank you for teaching me a new word.
Staurophobe. Thank you, I learned a valuable new word.<p
If I may ask, would you tell me what “Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi” means?
Ac excellent insight.
There seem to be some hints in here:
So does this mean that I'll no longer see posts saying that the MSM has taken Francis out of context, misquoted, etc?
And people don’t understand this. Good post.
Wow. This Anna March just got that the Pope is CATHOLIC, not Episcopalian.
She’s smart that one.
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