Friday, September 25, 2015
You would have to be a real lowlife to use the Pope's visit to raise money for your own personal slush fund. So of course Sarah Palin did so.
Dear (name redacted.),
Today, in a historic speech to a joint session of Congress, Pope Francis addressed the issue of marriage and the value of life.
A couple quotes:
“The Golden rule also reminds us to our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development.”
“It is my wish that throughout my visit, the family should be a recurrent theme. How essential the family has been to the building of this country! Yet I cannot hide my concern for the family, which is threatened perhaps as more before, from within and without. Fundamental relationships are being called into question, as is the very basis of marriage and the family. I can only reiterate the importance and, above all, the richness and the beauty of family life.”
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Liberals have made clear their opposition to the life of the unborn ("Opposition to the life of the unborn?" Where in the hell does she get this stuff?) and the right to believe in traditional marriage. Help stand against them by contributing today.
Hmm it seems that Palin only heard the parts of the Pope's speech with which she agreed.
Where is the part about climate change, and helping the needy, and his shout out to the socialist Dorothy Day?
After all the Pope was rather vague about the whole pro-life and pro-traditional family part of his speech but much more pointed when he talked about immigration and climate change.
But I guess that does not fit in well with Palin's agenda and does serve her attempts to grift pocket change from her dwindling handful of supporters.
In fact there was one portion of the Pope's remarks to which I thought Sarah Palin should pay special attention:
A delicate balance is required to combat violence perpetrated in the name of a religion, an ideology or an economic system, while also safeguarding religious freedom, intellectual freedom and individual freedoms. But there is another temptation which we must especially guard against: the simplistic reductionism which sees only good or evil; or, if you will, the righteous and sinners. The contemporary world, with its open wounds which affect so many of our brothers and sisters, demands that we confront every form of polarization which would divide it into these two camps. We know that in the attempt to be freed of the enemy without, we can be tempted to feed the enemy within. To imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place.
You know you could almost imagine the Pope thinking specifically of Sarah Palin and others like her on the religious right when he wrote those words.
But did she hear them?
Of course not, because as Todd Palin says, "What's in it for us?"