February 18, 2016

Pope bumps Trump in the rump

We don't normally like foreign leaders interfering in our election campaigns, but as one of the few journals that dares to identify the evangelical right as blasphemous heretics undermining Christianity, we have to welcome the Pope aboard

Daily Beast - When Pope Francis announced he would be holding a large mass on the U.S.-Mexican border as part of his apostolic journey to the region, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accused the holy man of playing politics and not fully understanding “the danger of the open border we have with Mexico.”

... During the flight back from Mexico on Thursday night, Francis dabbled in the American presidential contest when he told reporters that Trump’s promised immigration policy makes him “un-Christian.”

“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not of building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel,” Francis said, no doubt being fully aware of the headlines his comment would generate. “As far as … whether I would advise to vote or not to vote, I am not going to get involved in that. I say only that this man is not Christian if he has said things like that.”

It didn’t take long for Trump to fire back that the Pope had gone too far, calling the pontiff’s remarks “disgraceful.”

“No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith,” Trump said in statement on the campaign trail, adding, “If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS’s ultimate trophy, I can promise you that the Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That Pope Frank is a clever one, as one might conjecture that his admonition may not have been solely directed at Trump. For it seems equally applicable to others outside his direct purview as Christian council. We submit from recent headlines: