Well, this can’t be good.
Pope Francis, that apolitical, unbiased leader of the Roman Catholic church, is sticking his nose in American politics again.
This time, il Papa is taking aim at Donald Trump, saying that anybody who thinks only of building walls and not building bridges is not a Christian.
Now, far be it from me to come to Trump’s defense, but, your Holiness? Shut up. The United States of America is a sovereign nation. If the US wishes to construct a border wall with Mexico in order to preserve our sovereignty and secure the safety of the American people and our economy, we have every right to do that. Jesus said render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s. It is a nation’s responsibility to protect itself and its citizens. Securing our border benefits the United States both from a national security standpoint, and from an economic standpoint. And, don’t forget, your Holiness. You have one fancy wall surrounding Vatican City.
That being said, the Pope’s criticism of Donald has got Trump sputtering with rage.
You see, the man who has questioned Ted Cruz’s being a Christian and mocked Ben Carson’s supposed “come to Jesus moment,” doesn’t take kindly to having the Pope question his faith.
Silly Pontiff. Judging who is authentically a Christian is something only Donald Trump can do.
Didn’t you know that?
Taking to his Facebook page (seeing as Twitter only allows him 140 characters), Trump blasted Pope Francis for having the gall to do to him what he has been doing to others.
Among other things, Trump Pius the First said this:
For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful. I am proud to be a Christian and as President I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened, unlike what is happening now, with our current President. No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith.
Yes, Donald it is disgraceful. And, you’re right, no leader should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith.
How can Ted Cruz be an Evangelical Christian when he lies so much and is so dishonest?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2016
You know, the biggest liability to never shutting the hell up is it is infinitely more likely that you will open your gaping maw and insert your foot over and over again.
As that other Biblical scholar, Barack Obama once said in quoting some yet-to-be-seen apocryphal book of the Bible, people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
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