Pope Vs. Trump


Just when you think campaign 2016 can’t get any crazier, Donald Trump enters a feud with the Pope. The Pope. Pope Francis. The guy who lives in the Vatican. Yeah, that Pope.

You can create a who’s who list of everyone Donald Trump has feuded with, Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Chris Wallace, President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Rosie O’Donnell, Roger Ailes, Rupert Murdoch, Univision, Mark Cuban, Jon Stewart, Cher, but the Pope? Pope Francis was asked a question about Trump on his journey home from Mexico. The Pope said “A person who thinks only about building walls — wherever they may be — and not building bridges, is not Christian.”

Trump shot back, “For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful.” “No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith.” At least he didn’t call him a disgusting, loser or a pig. It is funny for Trump to scream about having his religion questioned when he’s done the same to others. He also said the Pope would pray for a Trump presidency if ISIS ever attacks the Vatican. I think there’s a lot of us who will pray if we have a Trump presidency…and I don’t even believe in God.

I join others who don’t want to question an individual’s religion. I think it’s very vulgar the way Republicans have questioned Obama’s religion.  I do believe Donald Trump is a Christian. So is Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, etc. What one can argue is “are they good Christians?”. Are they Christian-like?

Advocating racist policies, calling people murderers and rapists, well those are not Christian-like  behaviors.

I don’t care about a politician’s religion. I do care when they put their religion before the job they were elected to perform. I care if they don’t believe in the separation of Church and State. I care if they state, as Ted Cruz recently said, “I’m a Christian first and an American second.” That’s fine and well. Go be a Christian, a Muslim, a Jew, a total Pagan, first…just stay out of my government. I’m not interested in your Theocracy.

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  1. Posted on gocomics without link from New Yorker
    jackreacher said, 4 minutes ago
    Saw op-ed ’toon today with the Pilgrims staring up at a
    huuuuuuuge vertical wall with a couple of Native Americans
    peeking over at the Pilgrims on the beach.
    If only the Native Americans had something like that we, sadly, would not have cartoonist like Clay and many others.
    I could live with that – probably in the Green Isle – no Republicans or Democrats.
    To sleep, perchance to dream


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    1. Dave Granlund posted a cartoon 25 Aug 2015 called Trump’s Big Wall with the same theme, M.R. While a small boat filled with Pilgrims leaves a large ship offshore, one Native American on the beach says, “Trump is right. We need to send back the uninvited and build a big wall.” Had they done that, there would have been no Trump in the U.S. (Much to Scotland’s dismay.)


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