Preaching To Congress


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Pope Francis addressed Congress. He’s the first Pope to do so. Arizona Republican congressman Paul Gosar boycotted the Pope’s address because the Pope believes in Climate Change. He doesn’t believe the Pope should use “questionable” science as Catholic dogma. Several politicians have taken issue with the Pope’s stance on Climate Change and presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Rick Santorum say they’d rather trust a scientist. Ooh, yeah you may not wanna go there. The Pope has a degree as a chemical technician and he also worked as a chemist. Let’s not forget that 97% of scientist believe in Climate Change and the three percent that do not, well they’re on the payroll of oil companies and conservative think tanks.

What’s really optimistic is that the Pope said he believes this Congress can combat Climate Change and he addressed immigration. He even drew comparisons between this Congress and Moses. This Congress?

This is the Congress led by a Republican majority that has explicitly stated they will not work with the president and they’re only goal was to make him a one-term president. This is a Congress that ran on a jobs platform that’s yet to produce one jobs bill. This is a Congress that’s wasted time on multiple hearings on Benghazi and votes to repeal Obamacare. This is a Congress where a member brought a snowball to the floor to disprove Global Warming. This is a Congress where Ted Cruz is a member. Speaking of Ted Cruz, this is a Congress threatening to shut down the government if it doesn’t defund Planned Parenthood over a bunch of bogus videos.

The Pope is not the liberal the media will have us believe. While he believes in Climate Change, pushes immigration and is staunchly against the death penalty, he’s still anti-abortion and birth control. If anything, this Pope is teaching tolerance. I think Republicans are mostly upset because he’s not a partisan on their side. I wouldn’t label him a Democrat.

He asks the United States to pray for him. And understand many are not Catholics or even believe in God, he has asked for good thoughts.

I don’t have to believe in God to believe in this Pope. I like his message of peace, love and tolerance. I like he’s a realist toward Climate Change. I will extend him good thoughts. I especially believe we need good thoughts because we have to live with this Congress.

As we’ve come to expect from our politicians is that their true faith isn’t in democracy, their constituency, each other or even religion. They pray to lobbyists and lobbyists money.

Pope Francis is much more optimistic than political cartoonists.

 

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