Posted by | September 18, 2015 12:00 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics Religion

So, you’re not going to sit and listen to the Pope making a rare appearance at your place of business because you disagree with him on an issue that is talked about in the Bible. Nice.

“It is difficult to convey the excitement I first felt when it was revealed that His Holiness Pope Francis was invited to Washington D.C. to address the world from the floor of the House of Representatives,” Congressman Paul Gosar writes in an op-ed for Townhall. “Many believed, like I did, that this was an opportunity for the Pope to be one of the world’s great religious advocates and address the current intolerance of religious freedom.”

Instead, Gosar writes, reports indicate that Pope Francis will focus much of his speech on “a climate that has been changing since first created in Genesis. More troubling is the fact that this climate change talk has adopted all of the socialist talking points, wrapped false science and ideology into ‘climate justice’ and is being presented to guilt people into leftist policies.”

“I have both a moral obligation and leadership responsibility to call out leaders, regardless of their titles, who ignore Christian persecution and fail to embrace opportunities to advocate for religious freedom and the sanctity of human life,” Gosar concludes. “If the Pope plans to spend the majority of his time advocating for flawed climate change policies, then I will not attend.”

So, all Gosar wants to hear about is how Christians are persecuted, but not about the planet, the environment, and other issues that Pope Francis is passionate about.

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  • allison1050

    1 less idiot to take up room when the Pope address’s the House.

    • Chris

      Hey, hey! Re him being a dentist- I resemble that remark.

      (I forgive you as Pope Francis would want me to…)

      Seriously, I have been supremely embarrassed that this nutball shares a profession with me. Shows dentistry is indeed a big tent.

      • allison1050

        I’d be afraid to get into his chair!

        • cogitoergodavesum

          Pray the cavities away!

  • Roctuna

    The Pope has made forceful statements about persecution, including persecuted christians in the Middle East and elsewhere (just not in the US) so this pathetic little piss-ant congresscritter is going to hold his breath until the Pope says what Paul Gosar wants him to say when he wants him to say it. Talk about your cafeteria catholics. This guy is the poster child.

  • Elliot J. Stamler

    Unsurprising. Within months of beginning his papacy I knew that it wouldn’t take long for the right-wing nut-cases to come out with: THE POPE’S A RED, etc. Limbaugh was the first. Of course Gosar can do what he wants…like all the right-wing nut-cases he has no interest in hearing, reading or speaking with anything or anyone with whom he disagrees. Candor compels me to state,’tho, there are a goodly number of leftwing nut-cases, some who comment on this website, who are the same way. Candor compels me to compliment Liberty University (a make-believe university in my opinion) for inviting and being quite courteous to Sen. Sanders. I don’t like complimenting Liberty but they deserve it in this case.

    • anothertoothpick

      Liberty U has a dinosaur fossil display labeled “4000 years old”.

      This is all you need to know about LU.

      Liberty and religion both march in different directions.

      • Larry Schmitt

        They think The Flintstones is a documentary.

      • Elliot J. Stamler

        Wrong. You smear religion. You think Liberty represents “religion.” It doesn’t. It no more represents religion than ISIS or the Inquisition of past centuries. In fact it is a perfect example of the misuse of religion and abuse of God’s name by bad and evil men which has gone on forever. There is nothing in my religion or my personal faith that makes me in the slightest degree sympathetic to Liberty and what it and its boss, Falwell, Jr., preach. Every mainstream religion rejects creationism emphatically-that Liberty endorses it does make them just describes them as fundamentalist and fanatical fools.

        • anothertoothpick

          Religion is totalatarism. Do what the bible says…or else.

          That is the oppisite of liberty, no?

          • bpollen

            But not all christians feel that way. The loudest and most obnoxious and self-righteous get all the airplay. And are the people who cured me of religion (“It gets better!”)

          • Elliot J. Stamler

            No! And anyone who thinks that religion=totalitarianism is an imbecile and an atheistic fanatic. I don’t smear atheism but you cannot resist publicly smearing religion.

            • anothertoothpick

              It is so easy to piss you clowns off.

              All you have to do is tell them the truth and sit back and watch their heads go POP POP POP.

              Thanks…… you made my day.

        • anothertoothpick

          If you think that post is a “smear” you have perfected the victim card.

    • Roctuna

      I believe Sen. Sanders approached them. Kudos to both for speaking and listening. If Bernie made his point about common ground with even a few of the students, he accomplished a lot.

  • The Original Just Me

    Do Ya think anybody will notice that he’s not there ?

    • Roctuna

      Only his Mom, who should scold him for not listening.

      • The Original Just Me

        His Mom should Whack him up alongside his head with a frying pan.

    • bpollen

      Well, no one told me about him
      The way he lied
      Well, no one told me about him
      How many people cried

      But it’s too late to say he’s sorry
      How would I know, why should I care?
      Please don’t bother trying to find him
      He’s not there!

      (Apologies to Rod Argent)

  • Gindy51

    Just trying to get his 15 minutes of fame and you gave it to him. Who cares what this booger is doing?

  • jybarz

    Another dumb rightwing Christian GOP who can’t handle the truth.
    Because their truth is truly unchristian.
    Pretend-Christians that’s what these lousy fckrs are.

  • William

    From his bio.

    “He was endorsed by Sarah Palin and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.”
    What else does one need to know?
    It’s interesting that the right wants the Pope to stay out of matters of science such a global climate change, yet they seem to have no problem using the Bible in science classes.

    • Roctuna

      I don’t know Allen Clifton but I hope he doesn’t mind if I use that quote on my gmail signature. That’s great.

    • Elliot J. Stamler

      Years ago on a 60 Minutes segment, the reporter asked the official Vatican Astronomer (they have an observatory there) about the relationship of the Bible and science, and the priest replied (he had a Ph.D. in Astronomy) that the church and all sensible religious people do not look at the Bible as a science textbook. That says it all. Except for the majority of the Southern Baptists and Assemblies of God folks who continue to be the trumpeters of ignorance over scientific truth and mask their ignorance in the guise of piety.

      • William

        I’m one of those people who believe the Bible and science often come together…eventually.

        “There is nothing new under the sun”

        A very good way to describe matter, which cannot be created or destroyed, only changed.
        “The dead know nothing” simple and accurate.
        I know a physicist who is also religious. He thinks he has a grasp on the concept of God.

        He explains that we have no idea where over 70 percent of the origins of the universes energy (dark energy).
        The fundamental difference I suppose in one can have faith and still search for answers. Our quest for the truth is likely the best part of human nature.
        Or as you accurately point out. Some people don’t care about answers truth or science. Their answer to any science is
        “Cuz Jesus”.

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  • rg9rts

    Another gopee imbecile….

  • Mike

    Hmmm…The Holy See is infallible it’s the very cornerstone of Catholic dogma: that of petrine supremacy of the pope. In this instance, where the Pope has already issued a Papal Encyclical, to disagree with His Holiness is grounds for excommunication.
    Not much of a Catholic, so he won’t be missed.

  • Robert Kennedy

    Excommunicate the asshat.

    • bpollen

      Exactly. Popes have gone so far as to dig up people’s bodies and burned them… to death again. In comparison, ex-communication would almost be a mitzvah (heh.)

  • Bunya

    Given the huge turnout that’s expected upon his visit, I’m sure the Pope won’t lose any sleep worrying about why an insignificant bottom feeder Gosar didn’t show up.

  • Larry Schmitt

    He’s a Catholic and still believes in Genesis? Time to get into the current century. And there are no Christians being persecuted in this country. I’m sure the Pope won’t even notice he’s not there.

  • tracey marie

    he was happy to listen to netenyahooo

  • JimmyPete

    Why shouldn’t he be absent, the GOP Congress has been absent for the last 7 years.

  • Chris

    So now it’s open war on the Pope from within Catholicism. I thought this would happen when Fox News and Limbaugh felt unfettered from savaging him. And when Pope Francis started quoting Scripture to his flock about caring for the poor and the planet.

    Francis realizes that American capitalists revere Mammon over God, regardless of what the Bible says about the matter. Sure hope the Pope has bodyguards. And I’m not even Catholic.

    • Wee Mousie

      Anti-Catholic, anti-Christian, anti-religious, anti-humanist, hard fisted, soft-headed, loud-mouthed capitalists.

  • amersham46

    Well it has been confirmed Arizona has elected a baboon to the House of Representatives

  • labman57

    More rude, immature behavior from a tea-chugging GOP legislator who disagrees with some of the views of a visiting dignitary, so he opts to gather up his marbles and scurry home to hide under the bed.

  • Elliot J. Stamler

    Of course I did; and you proved my point about being a smear artist. It is impossible for you to declare your atheism in a polite and reasonable way–you must defame religion and the 90% of people who like me are believers. Then you atheists wonder why you are so intensely disliked? For the record, I called YOU a fanatic and an imbecile…I do not declare all atheists to be such.

  • Elliot J. Stamler

    The pope is a brilliant man and Congressman Gosar is an idiot so he will not be missed.