As you can imagine, the SJWs over at Jesuit America Mag are drooling over this HERE.
“In a speech delivered at the Vatican just three days before the U.S. presidential election, Pope Francis urged social justice activists from around the world not to give into the politics of fear by building walls…“Because fear—as well as being a good deal for the merchants of arms and death—weakens and destabilizes us, destroys our psychological and spiritual defenses, numbs us to the suffering of others. In the end, it makes us cruel.””
Yep. And please don’t tell me it’s a metaphor, or that this is just a coincidence mere days before the election. He is simply repeating what he had already made clear in remarks on the U.S. trip last year and at the border city stunt afterwards.
“On the issue of migration more generally, Francis devoted several minutes of the speech to condemning “physical and social walls” that “close in some and exclude others.” In February, following a visit to the border, the pope said in response to a question from a journalist that politicians who propose building walls instead of bridges are “not Christian,” leading to objections from the Trump campaign.
The pope said on Saturday that Christians should not give into the temptation to build walls, even in the face of “hateful and cowardly attacks,” a reference to global terrorism. “Dear Brothers and Sisters,” he said, “all walls fall.”
Francis said “mercy is the best antidote against fear” and that it “is much more effective than walls, that barbed wire fences, than alarms and arms, and it is free. It is the gift of God.”…Francis also offered some advice on how to fight terrorism and oppression, saying, “the best antidote is love. Love heals everything.””
No, love is not the best antidote to terrorism. You can’t ‘coexist’ with people who will not rest until you are dead. Refusing to take necessary actions to defend your family and your country is what’s sinful, not the other way around.
Francis is deliberately trying to influence this election. Clearly, he’s with her.
Oh, and then afterwards there was a tornado in Rome.