Thursday, November 14, 2013
Our first Kenyan Muslim Communist Pope
I wonder what the Pope actually said to make Palin think he was a liberal. Was it his opposition to the legalization of cannabis, seeing that as part of pursuing "passing idols" ?
Maybe it was when the Pope participated in a pro-life march in Rome, and asked its participants to protect human life "from the moment of conception".
Was it when he said the confessional was "not a torture chamber but the place in which the Lord's mercy motivates us to do better." ?
Maybe it was when the Pope said women were "special" and fundamentally different from men, and that the spread of gay marriage was the work of the devil.
Perhaps it was when he said the "cult of money" was making people miserable, placing him squarely in the camp of such famous liberals as St. Paul, who told Timothy the love of money was the root of all evil.
Maybe it was when the Pope said the schools in Buenos Aires were teaching a "cock and bull story" when they hold that slavery has been abolished in the city, forgetting the clandestine sweatshops where immigrants are forbidden to leave, and girls are kidnapped to be forced into prostitution.
Perhaps Palin was suspicious of the Pope's condemnation of the profits made by traffickers who carry those desperate migrants in unsafe boats.
Or maybe the Pope, like Rudy Giuliani, is just too much in favor of law and order, like when he beatified Fr. Pino Puglisi, a priest killed on the orders of Cosa Nostra, and used the opportunity to condemn the mafia, who, after all, in the words of Don Barzini from the Godfather, are hardly communists.