Is Pope coming to US to lecture us (and Donald Trump) with “nation of immigrants” propaganda?
Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 16, 2015
It sure sounds like it! How dare he! And, who invited him to insert himself into our political system?
Previously we learned that Democrats are going to use the Pope’s visit to advance their goal of admitting 100,000 Syrians to the US in the next year!
Is Boehner working for Obama and the Democrats (just asking!)?
Citizens concerned about saving Western Civilization should be out in New York and Washington, DC protesting the message the Pope, we are told, will be spewing! According to the editor of a Catholic magazine he may even quote that historically inaccurate Emma Lazarus poem to guilt-trip you. Please spare us that lecture!
If you can’t be out with a protest sign next week, every Catholic who disagrees with this Pope on immigration should pen a letter to your local paper that begins with:
This Pope does not speak for me!
This is the news featured at Drudge earlier this morning!
And the church wonders why so many of us have left it!
From the Financial Times:
When Pope Francis makes his maiden visit to the US next week, he will accomplish something that has eluded the 2016 presidential contenders — overshadowing Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination.
US television networks will provide wall-to-wall coverage of the visit, which will include the first speech by a Pope to Congress. [Thanks John Boehner!—ed] But while the pontiff will steal some of Mr Trump’s media thunder, he is also expected to wade into a debate about immigration — an issue that has helped propel the brash real estate magnate to the front of the Republican pack.
Since losing the 2012 election, party leaders have talked about the need to appeal to Hispanics, who are the fastest growing segment of the US electorate. But Mr Trump has upended that plan by campaigning against illegal Mexican immigrants, some of whom he has called “rapists”, and reopening a polarising debate that the Republicans had hoped to avoid in 2016.
Vatican officials say Pope Francis will focus heavily on immigration during his visit, which would insert him into the middle of presidential politics and could unsettle conservatives even more than his critiques of capitalism and environmentalist rhetoric.
“The Pope obviously has a very soft spot in his heart for immigrants,” said one Holy See insider. “He won’t say, ‘open all borders’, but there’s no two ways about it, he will say, ‘let’s give our immigrant brothers and sisters a fair chance’.” [So, if not all borders, how many, whose borders, and how wide? They will never answer those questions.—ed]
Give me a break! Emma Lazurus blah! blah! blah!
Robert Mickens, the Rome-based editor-in-chief of Global Pulse, the Catholic magazine, said that concern for migrants had been “one of the central themes” of Pope Francis’ social teaching. “He doesn’t need to scold the lawmakers but I think he will challenge them not to abandon America’s long history of welcoming immigrants,” Mr Mickens said.
“I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the Pope were to quote those evocative line’s from Emma Lazarus’s poem that adorns the Statue of Liberty — ‘give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breath free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore’.”
There is more if you can stand it, click here. (Update: Looks like the Financial Times may only let you in one time, but its o.k. we snipped the important part)
And, one more thing! The Pope has made no appeal to put the persecuted Syrian Christians ahead of Sunni Muslims for protection by western countries. Correct me if I am wrong!
Here, Hungarian Bishop tells Pope he is wrong on Syrians arriving in Europe, calls them invaders.
***Is Boehner keeping the lid on the House Judiciary Committee on the Syrian refugee question until after the Pope leaves? Hmm!
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