Pope Francis became the first pope in history to address a joint session of the Congress of the United States. He had the eyes and ears of America – and the eyes and ears of much of the world. He was given a huge platform, pulpit and microphone. So what did he say? Let me begin with what he did not say.
The words the pope never used in his speech:
Bible, biblical, Jesus, Christ, sin, repentance, repent, forgive, forgiveness, holy, judgment, savior, salvation, scripture, heaven, Lord, prophetic, prophecy, redemption/redeem, born-again, Holy Spirit, mercy, grace, gay, homosexuality, Christian, Christianity, Islam, ISIS, Muslim, terrorism, jihad, persecution, the Middle East, or abortion.
How does the pope, with a current congressional debate over abortion and the harvesting of baby body parts, all but gloss over the subject of abortion – choosing instead to focus his speech about climate change? Most of the Christian world, which the pope is supposed to be representing, labels abortion as child murder. When one considers that over 700,000 child murders are being committed each year in the United States with the full endorsement of half of Congress (the Democratic Party) and the executive branch, where is the pope’s outrage and admonishment in this matter?
Instead, He hypocritically lectured America about our duty to welcome our illegal-immigrant neighbors, while the Vatican has some of the most stringent immigration rules on the planet!
But the brunt of his speech was focused on climate change, a policical issue, not a Biblical issue – a climate that has been changing since the opening pages of the Bible. Did the pope forget the worldwide flood of judgment and the judgment of fire that is to come?
And since even the left wing media admits that one of the main reasons for the pope’s visit was to lend a sense of moral authority to Obama’s agenda, I would have to say Obama got exactly what he wanted. Gee, thanks Mr. Pope.
from an article by Carl Gallups