Since Pope Francis’ inauguration less than one year ago, the political leftists have increasingly attempted to claim him as one of their own. In reality, he has made certain comments – primarily regarding social reform and homosexuality – that lend a certain amount of credence to that assertion.
Underneath his somewhat progressive exterior, however, is the heart of a true believer who, like most Catholics, believes human life is sacred. During the recent March for Life in Washington, D.C., he made that fact abundantly clear.
“I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers,” he wrote on his Twitter page this week, “may God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable.”
His comments, though only buttressing a fundamental belief of Christianity, were actually met with surprise by at least some who apparently thought he would usher in a new age of radical leftism within the Catholic Church.
Leftists love trashing faithful Christians for their traditional beliefs and “intolerance” toward women who only want the right to murder their own unborn children. While Pope Francis is certainly more popular in such circles than other faith leaders, some political radicals cannot understand why he chooses to stand up for the sanctity of life.
Among the most indignant was Chris Jansing, who dedicated a segment of her MSNBC morning program to the tweet.
She was apparently flabbergasted that the pope would make such a statement, classifying it as “reflective of ways in which the church certainly has not changed.”
Leftists are generally suspicious of those who refuse to change their own values based on external pressure. This is likely a major factor in their overwhelming disdain for religion. While Pope Francis – along with billions of Christians around the world – realizes that God’s plan for mankind has not and will not change, the left wants to foist political correctness onto His followers.
MSNBC is certainly doing its part to propagate the PC position on this issue. In addition to Jansing’s report, other hosts recognized the March for Life not by speaking to those taking part in it, but by inviting pro-abortion activists to ridicule the pro-life position.
As more and more Americans join the effort to eradicate – or at least restrict – the massacre of babies in this country, one can expect abortion lovers everywhere to become increasingly shrill in voicing their absurd justifications for the murderous act.
–B. Christopher Agee
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