Wednesday, September 30, 2015

And Now His Message is Lost

It doesn't particular bug me that the Pope meet with Kim Davis.  Or that he had good things to say about her.   Hell, I don't care if they did the jitterbug to Yani's Greatest Hits.
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But it is a problem is that THIS MEETING is now the message of the Pope.  He wanted to talk about caring for the poor, the effect of man's actions on the world, abortion and the death penalty.  But now we are all talking about Kim Davis.
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Finally, the conservatives (including Catholics who boycotted the speech in Congress) can find something to cheer about with regard to Pope Francis.  And it is a pity that it isn't caring for the poor or the displaced or the planet.  It is celebrating a woman who chooses some parts of the Bible to justify not doing her job, specifically so she can let the world know who she hates.
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I haven't talked about Kim Davies, because it is pointless - who can I convince on either side?  But with this single news item, the Pope joins the conservative / progressive divide and becomes a bit player in the absurdity of American Politics.
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I thought he was smarter.  But perhaps the Catholic Hierarchy in America was smarter than him after all.

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