Tactically, I don’t understand his logic on this. Polling in the US has been indicating that a very high percentage of Americans agree with the notion of a wall. And last time I checked, a very high percentage of Americans considered themselves Christian (including the Evangelical base who are in large part, supporting Trump). So in declaring Trump “not a Christian” for supporting a wall, the Pope has by extension declared millions of Americans to be no longer Christians. …Do you really think this was a smart idea for you Pope? How are you endearing Catholicism to the US by being as base as the rest of us? Especially since you were already on tenuous ground with a large swath of Evangelicals who regard the perversion of Catholicism as the Great Harlot cult, and thus, not Christians either.
He is supposed to be the vicar of Christ on Earth, and this insight was about on par with a basement church lady in Oklahoma.
The Pope understands walls. Whether literally or figuratively, The Pope is ensconced behind a cascade of them. He has his bullet proof glass go-go cart. His own private police force Corpo della Gendarmeria.…plus that weird albino thing from The Davinci Code. He has the immense walls of St. Peter’s Basilica. He has the purview of The Holy See. He has his own country, with lines on a map, and a de facto military by way of The Pontifical Swiss Guard. Last time i checked The Vatican isn’t accepting Mexican migrants either. They’re not even accepting their regional equivalent – the Syrian refugees. Maybe Italy is, certainly Sicily. But The Vatican itself isn’t housing any number (beyond what may be for show, the typical m.o.).
But maybe the most disturbing aspect of the Pope’s hypocrisy is the sheer amount of wealth he has walled up. If he were to make that potential energy kinetic, he could solve all of Mexico’s problems and thwart the need for anyone to even flee the country. He could pay the administrative and adoption fees for the tens of thousands of migrant children who crossed the border in the 2015 crisis. Is this Christian behavior, to hoard a vast amount of wealth when Catholics all over the developing world are in misery? You’ve been more than happy to take collections and tithings from mothers who have to drink out of a puddle of water someone else just shit in for hundreds of years. Why not auction off some of your rock and roll gowns and paintings like the real Madonna? You could buy some Saudi desalinization plants and pipe clean water to all of Brazil. This was illustrated best by unshorn devil Jew Sarah Silverman here in her “Sell The Vatican” campaign.
And slow your roll homey. You are just a man. Most of us are not under a fervent spell of you being divinely anything. So you thinking you had some kind of don’t-hit-a-girl-back protection because you’re a Pope isn’t going to hold holy water. You’ve made yourself a fair target in the now shit-slinging pig stye of American politics. You’d better get some stain remover for your Papal vestments, cuz a lot of this shit’s gonna stick. …And enough with over-praising him for pondering that gays might be equal….it’s like he’s in the special Olympics of thinking and we’re supposed to cheer on his subpar revelations.
It was my understanding that Christianity was a virtual feedback loop of sin and forgiveness of sin…and that if only those among us who had sinned were Christian, then no one would be. So why couldn’t Trump have had this errant thought but maintained his Christianity? What sassy set of rules did the Pope whip up just for The Donald today? Would not have a more compassionate (and accurate) comment have been something along the lines of “having open arms to all who are in need is the most Christian response”? A response affirming the virtues of Christian teaching would have been far more becoming of the Pope than this muck-mired tort that is so terrestrial, so basic, and just like everyone else. …But that is because he is just like everyone else, and we’d all be behoothed to glimpse through this wizard’s curtain if you haven’t already. There is no magic here. Just one more bitchy queen in shimmery clothes.