Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Speaking of the Pope's Visit

Arizona U.S. Representative Paul Gosar Insists Others in Congress Will Join His Papal Boycott

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

So, I assume this Gosar, besides being a minor character in Ghostbusters, is a fervent anti-Catholic? Hates the papacy, does he? Strong Protestant or maybe just anti-Christian in general?

Recently, Gosar has received a lot of attention for a Townhall.com op-ed in which explained that initially, as a “proud Catholic,” he was really excited to hear that the Pope would be [addressing] Congress but that his view changed after he learned what the Pope might say

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Seriously? A Proud Catholic? And you're not going to see the Pope? I'm not a Catholic at all, and I paid money and stood in line and waited forever to see Papa Francis, knowing that he wouldn't even be speaking in English because, you know, he's the freaking Pope, how many chances do you get to see someone that prestigious?

What is your freaking problem?

Media reports indicate His Holiness...intends to focus the brunt of his speech on climate change,” Gosar wrote. “If the Pope plans to spend the majority of his time advocating for flawed climate change policies, then I will not attend."
Gosar goes on to say that he finds the possibility of the Pope discussing climate change “troubling” because “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 chooses to act and talk like a leftist politician, then he can expect to be treated like one."

Where do you get off?
You sniveling little punk.
 You're Catholic? Then you believe that the Holy Father is God's own representative on Earth. And you have the balls to think you can tell him what he should and should not talk about? The Vicar of Christ? You've got some fucking nerve.

You know, it would be fine if, say, Chuck Shumer and Keith Ellison decided to skip the Pope's appearance because, what the hell, the Pope's got no claim on them. He doesn't hold the keys to jewish or Muslim Heaven. But he damn sure holds the keys to Catholic Heaven! (Oops, I was trying not to use naughty words when talking about His Holiness, but gosh darn it, this Gosar just makes me so mad!)

Let's forget for the moment that science has no political affiliation. The world is getting hotter just as quickly for conservatives as it is for liberals. The rise in sea levels doesn't care if you're a Democrat or a Republican, if you live in Miami, you're gonna be under water no matter who you vote for. But forget that for a minute. This is the Pope. I'm not, as I may have mentioned, a Catholic, so I don't owe him any fealty, but you sure as hell do. He's not just your boss, he's your boss's boss' boss, or whatever - I don't know how many layers there are in the Catholic Hierarchy, but he sure as hell outranks you, what with being second in command to Jesus  Christ.

Funny how the Pope stops being infallible the second his message conflicts in any way with Republican ideology!

So, you don't think the Pope should weigh in on the biggest crisis of our times, what do you think His Holiness should address, you insignificant little owl-casting of a man?

He would rather the Pope use this opportunity “to be one of the world’s great religious advocates and address the current intolerance of religious freedom

Ohh, so he should focus on imaginary problems!

. . . to urgently challenge governments to properly address the persecution and execution of Christians and religious minorities

 You mean like those who want to deport all the Muslims? You know, all those guys that had that debate the other day? That the kind of persecution of religious minorities you talkin' about?

. . . to address the enslavement, belittlement, rape and desecration of Christian women and children;

Or, maybe just women and children? Because. . .you know. . .enslavement rape and desecration is wrong even if the victims aren't of your religion? You know? Cuz they're people? Even Buddhists and Muslims and Hindus and atheists? Still shouldn't be raped or enslaved? Maybe? Think about it?

. . . to address the condoned, subsidized, intentionally planned genocide of unborn children by Planned Parenthood and society;

Yeah, how come the Catholic Church has never come out against family planning?

 and finally...to refocus our priorities on right from wrong.” 

Ugh. That means pretty much nothing so, sure, he should waste time on that rather than addressing the most catastrophic danger that humanity currently faces. 

But, ya know, even if you had a point, which you clearly do not, he's the Pope, you're a Catholic, get down on your fucking knees, genuflect and shut the fuck up when God's Viceroy is speaking, you pathetic little man, and maybe, just maybe, you won't have to spend an eternity in Catholic Hell.