I am not a religious person, nor a fan of the Church … but I must say that the fact that Pope Francis’ recent pronouncements have left the far right near apoplectic, and that these over the top responses have so nicely exposed their hypocrisy fills me with glee
Rush Limbaugh – “pure Marxism”
Sara Palin – “He’s had some statements that to me sound kind of liberal, has taken me aback, has kind of surprised me”
Adam Shaw – “Like Obama he mistakes the faithful for the enemy, the enemy for his friend, condescension for respect, socialism for justice and capitalism for tyranny”
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano – “His encyclical is about economics, and it reveals a disturbing ignorance”
and on they went. Up until recently the right has regularly been on Obama for disrespecting the Church and the Vatican. This doesn’t sound too respectful to me. Apparantly The Pope is all powerful and infallible … except when he disagrees with them.