Pope abandons moral authority in favor of emphasis on leftist policies. He disdains capitalism and embraces the radical environmentalism and false science of climate change, rather than focusing on the persecution and slaughter of Christians and religious minorities by ISIS and other Islamic terrorist organizations, and intentional genocide of unborn children by Planned Parenthood
U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, a Republican representing Arizona’s 4th Congressional District will not be joining in either Obama’s grand red carpet roll out for or the address to congress by Pope Francis. Gosar, who defines himself as a proud Catholic, was educated at Jesuit schools, where he obtained both his undergraduate and DDS degree.
In this Townhall.com commentary, Congressman Gosar explains why he is boycotting Pope Francis’ congressional address. The following is excerpted from his cogent message:
“Many believed, like I did, that this was an opportunity for the Pope to be one of the world’s great religious advocates and address the current intolerance of religious freedom. An opportunity to urgently challenge governments to properly address the persecution and execution of Christians and religious minorities; to address the heinous and senseless murders committed by ISIS and other terrorist organizations. An opportunity to address the enslavement, belittlement, rape and desecration of Christian women and children; to address the condoned, subsidized, intentionally planned genocide of unborn children by Planned Parenthood and society; and finally, an opportunity for His Holiness to refocus our priorities on right from wrong.
Media reports indicate His Holiness instead intends to focus the brunt of his speech on climate change–a climate that has been changing since first created in Genesis. More troubling is the fact that this climate change talk has adopted all of the socialist talking points, wrapped false science and ideology into “climate justice” and is being presented to guilt people into leftist policies. If the Pope stuck to standard Christian theology, I would be the first in line. If the Pope spoke out with moral authority against violent Islam, I would be there cheering him on. If the Pope urged the Western nations to rescue persecuted Christians in the Middle East, I would back him wholeheartedly. But when the Pope chooses to act and talk like a leftist politician, then he can expect to be treated like one.”
Francis’ 5-day U.S. schedule — following a stopover in Communist Cuba — is available here.
We share Rep. Gosar’s frustrations regarding Pope Francis as noted with these words from a previous post:
“His provocative mastery of Marxist, anti-capitalist buzzwords is disturbing, with redistribution of wealth one of his frequent themes. Yet he does not deny himself the latest technology as he travels the globe like a jetsetter, frequently tweets and even takes selfies. Last year his tweet, “inequality is the root of social evil,” set off a heated debate in which he was criticized for increasingly driving a wedge between conservatives and the Catholic Church. Francis previously blasted ‘trickle-down’ economics, a basic tenet of President Reagan’s economic policy as a “crude and naive” theory.”
Seeing Red AZ has previously addressed Pope Francis’ far-left agenda:
May 16, 2015: Pope Francis embraces leftist doctrines
Aug. 24, 2015: Dems to enlist Pope on illegals, voter base expansion