Pope Francis: Remove the Beam from Your Brother’s Eye

Crouch flipping somebody off in Jerusalem.

Crouch flipping somebody off in Jerusalem.

God bless the new Pope for calling out all the blind Christians out there who preach the false gospel of wealth and bow down to the pagan altar of unregulated markets.  As a Protestant sickened and deeply disturbed by the American Christian Right’s unholy alliance with the Party of No, and its twisted idea that charity can substitute for regulating and taxing greed, this Pope makes me want to convert.

The recently departed Paul Crouch symbolized the Christian Right’s rationalization for an era of greed and excess that we haven’t seen since the Gilded Age.  Here is a guy that was so deluded by his own grandeur that he conned his followers into donating their hard earned money to finance a life of gaudy nouveau-riche excess, with a private jet, dozens of homes, mansions, a ranch and a mountain retreat.  He was so rich, that his wife (who painted her face and teased her hair like a street walker) built a one hundred thousand dollar mobile home for her dogs – with tax exempt donations!

Yes Crouch funneled donations to help the poor as well, but he ran his empire like a typical CEO, except instead of fleecing common shareholders, he ripped off his loyal subjects.   Worse, an odious stench of hypocrisy lingers when I think to myself:  What’s better:  A government taxing the rich to redistribute obscene wealth to starving minimum wage workers so they can buy food stamps, or a televangelist guilting minimum wage workers into redistributing their paychecks so his wife can build a gigantic dog house?

So the next time a hard core evangelical right wing Tea Party zealot tries to tell you how evil and corrupt the “GOVMINT” is, remind him of that story.  And don’t forget to tell him to listen to Pope Francis.

Gag Me?

Gag Me?

PS – And Rush Limbaugh, shut your fat trap you disgusting, hypocritical monster of a human being.  How dare you attack someone who actually walks the walk.

“For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” Matthew 17:5

” . . . and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.” Matthew 24:11

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3 thoughts on “Pope Francis: Remove the Beam from Your Brother’s Eye

  1. kanisa

    Pope Francis is reminding Catholics – and the world via media- of the essential social justice principles at the core of Christianity and taught in bible stories. Feeding, clothing, sheltering, and protecting the poor and the helpless of all ages are prevalent themes the majority of “Christians” learned in their youth. Puzzling how all that is forgotten in the vapid, shallow “culture of celebrity” and its attendant greed that permeates society. I suppose people forget they can’t buy their way into heaven.
    Of course the church is not blameless because it too was corrupted by greed and other sins, however this is a starting point for a new beginning.

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