they say that all strange things must end.
With Pope Francis traveling to the US, the cafeteria Catholics in the Tea Party are having a tough time, not only with his encyclical Laudato Si, but with a whole heap of stuff. None more so than Congresscritter Paul Gosar who let lose with both barrels in a Townhall.com post. Townhall is a hangout for the extreme right in the US. The equivalent on the other side might be something like Daily Kos. Nothing really special about his post, a standard misreading of Pope Francis. Nothing bunnies could not read at Bishophill and so forth. Congressman Gosar will boycott the Pope's speech to the US Congress,
So at this pivotal moment in world history, His Holiness, Pope Francis, is intending to spend the majority of his time on one of the world’s greatest stages focusing on climate change. I have both a moral obligation and leadership responsibility to call out leaders, regardless of their titles, who ignore Christian persecution and fail to embrace opportunities to advocate for religious freedom and the sanctity of human life. If the Pope plans to spend the majority of his time advocating for flawed climate change policies, then I will not attend. It is my hope that Pope Francis realizes his time is better spent focusing on matters like religious tolerance and the sanctity of all life. As the leader of the Catholic Church, and as a powerful voice for peace throughout the world, His Holiness has a real opportunity to change the climate of slaughter in the Middle East… not the fool’s errand of climate change.
That dear readers is not the fun part, The fun part was the voting on Gosar's bleatings.
This is from the heart of the beast. Even Richard Tol could not spin this one.