Had this news bit parked for a few days. Maybe I'll get it up and running today. The Pope is coming, the Pope is coming. Wish SOMEBODY in high places knew what an offense this is to a free nation to allow this wolf, this antichrist, to speak in our Congress. Oh but the Great Delusion is upon us. We're just part of the Holy Roman Empire now aren't we? He's got his men telling Obama what to do, and forming policy all over the nation. Whatever happened to Separation of Church and State? But we Protestants have been asleep to it all for at least a century.
GOP Candidates to attend Pope's speech to Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — To some Republican presidential candidates, it's better to be with the popular pope than against him.
Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have deep policy differences with Pope Francis, but the senators will break off campaign travel to attend his address to Congress later this month, a centerpiece of his eagerly anticipated visit to the United States.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a devout Catholic, will attend Mass with Francis in Washington. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, another Catholic candidate, plans to attend one of the pope's East Coast events.
"Regardless of what the pope says or emphasizes, the simple fact of being associated with his visit is still significant for a candidate," said David Campbell, a professor at the University of Notre Dame who studies religion and politics. "The images are very powerful."
Yeah, well, Romanism has always been big on images ya know. But of course we get a Catholic professor at Catholic Notre Dame ("Our Lady") quoted on this? He's probably right of course, even a Protestant candidate isn't going to disassociate from the wannabe Holy Roman Emperor during an election season. Should I say it again: Church and State, Church and State, whatever happened to Separation of Church and State?
Francis has become one of the world's most popular figures since his 2013 election to the papacy, drawing praise for his humility and efforts to refocus the church on the poor and needy. He also has become involved in numerous hot-button political issues, often staking out positions that put him at odds with Republicans.
The guy is Left as Left can be.
(And by the way, there have been lots of Jesuits involved in socialist and Marxist events. Stealthily of course. Even Marx and Stalin had Jesuit teachers. More on this when I can get to it.)
The pope supports the Iran nuclear deal, which many GOP candidates pledge to tear up if they are elected president. As Republicans debate the place of immigrants in the U.S., the pope has urged countries to welcome those seeking refuge and has decried the "inhuman" conditions facing people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE, NOTE HERE HOW THE MEDIA HAVE BEEN AIDING AND ABETTING OUR PROBLEM WITH THE MEXICAN BORDER: THAT SHOULDN'T BE "IMMIGRANTS," THAT SHOULD BE "ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS." AND NOTE THE WEASEL LANGUAGE THAT REFERS TO "THE PLACE OF" ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. THERE IS NO PLACE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. In a sane world that would be a no-brainer, but the world is being run by Jesuits these days who know how to manipulate things to get their way. And what PATSIES we all are!
WHAT A HYPOCRITE. He himself took a Syrian refugee family into the Vatican, awwwww, SUCH a nice guy. These are Muslims who want to kill Europeans and Americans, but we can be sure Papa is safe while he sets such a compassionate example for all us sheep on inviting wolves in to dine with us.
The RCC is the main mover behind our problem with illegal aliens from Mexico, and "compassion" is the emotional battering ram they use to accomplish their will, slandering those who object with terms designed to destroy our reputations, such as uncompassionate, racists, bigots and haters, all the PC "arguments" that have "Jesuit" written all over them. All attempts to do anything meaningful about the border problem seem to be paralyzed, --well, who wants to be subjected to that sort of character assassination? --- and dare one suggest the whole situation goes back to all the CATHOLICS in the government, hey? Why? Because these are predominantly Catholics coming over the border. Duh. HEY CATHOLICS, think about it, do you really want to put this anti-American Pope above your American commitments? I don't know, but I think many probably don't. SO SPEAK UP ALREADY.
SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE?
Francis was also instrumental in secret talks to restore diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, a rapprochement the GOP views as a premature reward for the island's repressive government.
In a heated primary where any break from party orthodoxy is a political risk, Republican candidates have stepped gingerly around their differences with Francis.
What business does this foreign anti-American antichrist have in "secret talks" about our political situation, hey? SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE?
Cuban Catholics are not happy with this manipulation by the Pope either: I AM A CATHOLIC WITHOUT A POPE --LOUDER, GUYS, LOUDER!
When Francis issued an encyclical this year calling for aggressive international action to combat climate change, most Republicans made clear they had no problem with pope taking a position on the matter. But they suggested his stance would have little influence on their own views.
"He is a moral authority and as a moral authority is reminding us of our obligation to be good caretakers of the planet," Rubio, a practicing Catholic, said at the time. "I'm a political leader and my job as a policymaker is to act in the common good."
Moral authority, ha! He's already trying to undo what's left of anything in the RCC that has anything to do with Christian truth, he's the head of an institution that tries to protect their own doctrine-created child molesters from legal action. This is the "man of sin" scripture identifies. This is no moral authority, and again what right does he have to say anything at all about political issues? Yes, at least everybody is keeping their independence, and I get why it seems necessary to step gingerly around all this, but call it like it is, in the end it's COWARDICE. Nonaction, nonprotest, just lets the wolf have his way. Meek as doves is a good thing, but crafty as serpents seems to be lacking here.
It goes on but this is no doubt more than enough.
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