President Barack Obama increasingly is finding a powerful ally in the Vatican, with Pope Francis standing virtually shoulder to shoulder with the White House on income inequality and a historic diplomatic rapprochement with communist Cuba, according to WND.
This year the pope appears also poised to offer greater support to the U.S. president on climate change initiatives and reportedly wants to be a leading voice at a U.N. global warming summit in 2015, where Obama will make perhaps his greatest pitch to date for more dramatic action against global warming — a fight traditionally embraced by the Left, according to WND.
Dennis Prager, a WND columnist, has said:
“In recent months, the pope has argued for a radical new financial and economic system to avoid human inequality and ecological devastation. In October he told a meeting … ‘An economic system centered on the god of money needs to plunder nature to sustain the frenetic rhythm of consumption that is inherent to it.
“‘The system continues unchanged, since what dominates are the dynamics of an economy and a finance that are lacking in ethics. It is no longer man who commands, but money. Cash commands.
“‘The monopolizing of lands, deforestation, the appropriation of water, inadequate agro-toxics are some of the evils that tear man from the land of his birth. Climate change, the loss of biodiversity and deforestation are already showing their devastating effects in the great cataclysms we witness,” he said.
That is left-wing, even radical left-wing, language.
How are we to explain this?
Conservatives, who have had the support of the Vatican for their fight against the abortion and homosexual agenda in the U.N., especially against a rabidly pro-abortion U.S. administration under Bill Clinton in the 1990s, are perplexed over the dramatic changes.
What has happened to the conservative alliance between evangelical Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II in the 1980s?
Progressives and liberals in the Catholic Church, especially Leonardo Boff (from Liberation Theology), fervently hope the pope will promote their interests. He hasn’t disappointed them yet.
WND said, “Recently the pope beefed up inclusivity demands by pondering if the Catholic Church is ‘capable of accepting and valuing’ homosexual orientation, without compromising Catholic doctrine on family. Since it is glaringly obvious that that doctrine would have to be stretched to ‘infinite tolerance’ to accomplish that, many are pondering Francis’ words. The drift away from tradition is so clear that openly homosexual artists like Elton John are holding praise-a-thons for the tolerance and compassion of the 266th pontiff.”
The WND article is titled “Super-Pope’ becomes homosexuality hero.”
Is it any wonder that in 2013 Pope Francis was named “Person of the Year” by The Advocate, the world’s biggest homosexual magazine?
How are we to explain this?
Even so, Francis is not the most admired man in the United States. According to a Gallup poll reported by WND, Obama has been named as the most admired man in America for the last seven years.
If the pope wants to pursue first place, he should be much more Marxist than Obama has been.
With information from WorldNetDaily.
Portuguese version of this article: Papa e Obama: Aliança contra o Aquecimento Global
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