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Trump to Pope: Talk is Cheap. Let Refugees into the Vatican. Then we’ll talk.

Talk is cheap. In these turbulent times talk, especially political talk, is very cheap. The Supreme Pontiff’s address to the U.S. Congress was a remarkable display of baptized Marxism wrapped up in the worst speech delivery I have ever heard.

Of course the Pontiff’s message was immediately hailed as poignant, liberating, hopeful message, a triumph of “Moral Turpitude” on the immigration crisis that impacts the U.S.

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The cynical media had of course a tangental purpose, immediately pointing fingers at Trump: Donald Trump is a Protestant Imperialist-pig who is motivated by the golden cafe not the golden rule.

The Guardians chief reporter Ed Pilkington, wrote:

We expected Pope Francis to deliver strong words on immigration, but if I were Donald Trump I’d be quaking in my boots. The frontrunner Republican presidential candidate wasn’t mentioned by name, of course, but he was certainly present in the passage the pontiff reserved on the subject. It was devastating. Francis got one of the biggest cheers of the speech with this line: “We are not fearful of foreigners, because most of us were once foreigners.” He called on Congress to reject a “mindset of hostility”.

CNN was hot on the trail wanting to know what Donald Trump thought of the Pope’s speech.

What does Trump think of the Pontiff’s words? Well, context is important. An honest understanding of the Pope’s message must take into account the influences of postmodern language theory. Things like the “golden rule” are ultimately relative, since there is no ultimate understanding of such a moral principle; its simply left to the dictates of personal opinion. Remember the words that the media loves to parrot: Don’t impose your morality on me! Well, we all know the truth. When “morality” fits with the left’s agenda then its acceptable. And on this level the “golden rule” simply becomes code for cultural Marxists to use government to take from the responsible savers and producers to give to others.


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Tristan Emmanuel
Tristan Emmanuel is director of development and contributing editor at BarbWire. He is also co-publisher and CFO of BarbWire Books - a publishing company dedicated to promoting both the biblical worldview and Christian and conservative authors. Emmanuel is CEO of He is also the author of two books Christophobia: The Real Reason Behind Hate Crimes Legislation and Warned: Canada’s Revolution Against Faith, Family and Freedom Threatens America. Emmanuel holds a Master’s of Theology from McMaster Divinity School. He also loves to sing classical music.

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