Recently, I criticized the Catholic Church for its stand against the enforcement of our American immigration laws and the detraction hurled against Donald Trump by Francis, bishop of Rome. My main point begins in the middle of this post, but I want to review the background and lead-in for comparison to what I want to say.
One of the statements against Trump that Francis uttered was this: “And then, a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the gospel. As far as what you said about whether I would advise to vote or not to vote, I am not going to get involved in that. I say only that this man is not Christian if he said things like that. We must see if he said things in that way and in this I give the benefit of the doubt.”
If the pope’s statement sounds absurd, it’s because it is.
First, Trump did not say he only thinks about building walls and not building bridges.
Second, Trump did say he wants to build a wall on the border with Mexico to prevent illegal immigration and stop the flow of dangerous, life-destroying drugs into the United States. Trump did not say he wanted to build any bridges, though one could assume it was implied in his desire to upgrade America’s infrastructure.
Which brings us to No. 3: the pope was equivocating literal and figurative senses of “building walls” and “building bridges”. Clearly, building a wall or building a bridge is neither a good nor an evil deed in and of itself. Building a literal bridge would not make you a Christian.
Fourth, nowhere does the Gospel condemn literal wall-building or name it as a determinant of whether one is a Christian or not. Nowhere. To everything there is a season: a time to build a wall, a time to tear a wall down.
Fifth, Trump will not figuratively build a wall, either. Legal immigration has been allowed and will continue. Trump will only try to stop illegal immigration, the inflow of illegal drugs, and the ills those two have imposed on our people.
While Francis butted in and fretted about the means Americans may employ to enforce their immigration laws, he has ignored astutely the massive, evil cancer that has metastasized throughout the Catholic Church over the years – and other churches and religions, too – the rape, molestation, and abuse of children by priests and religious and the clerical conspiracy to keep victims silent and to transfer the child molesting priests to places where they can hide them.
Any one of those can be a sin that threatens the damnation of the individuals involved and the destruction of the life of the church. The blind bishops err when they scheme to perpetuate the vicious rape of the innocents while condemning others for lesser sins or no sins at all.
That’s right, many of those bishops and priests previously involved continue to prey on children or help the perpetrators to flee. The church moves the offenders around, placing them in – get this – remote, third world countries where they can escape justice here and hunt and despoil more innocent children with less likelihood of detection and opposition there. Here is one resource:
They are your priests and bishops, Pope Francis, and by intention or recklessness, you continue to allow them to attack viciously the faithful children in your care! When are you going to do something about this!? Why do you keep silent on that!? Why do you shun the Gospel and do nothing about those rapists, those sexual fiends!? How will you answer to The Most High God at reckoning!?
The victims of unholy sexual violence rightly deserved the millions they received, but no amount of money can undue the perversions perpetrated upon them, yet you continue to nourish and cherish that evil. Are you the Church of Moloch, except that you incinerate the children spiritually instead of physically?
You let the sex fiends into the priesthood! They said they had a calling, and you believed them. They suckered you. They completely, totally suckered you in the sweetest, most pious, most mellifluous tones! They merely answered the call of their twisted desires, the call of the god of this world to destroy all that remains in any way good and innocent in our lives. They claimed they wanted to serve in persona christi when in fact they were anti-christ and would serve in persona diaboli, men without a moral mind, the lawless lurking in your own sanctuaries, wolves seeking the clothing of sheep so they could isolate and immolate the young and the weak and all hope!
Maybe you are the person who is not a Christian, Pope Francis, you who point bony fingers so indelicately at people you do not know or understand!
Here is my message to you, Francis: You better clean up your own house! You better end the satanic activity that swirls around your houses of worship and creeps about your schools. Not only should every single one of those frauds be defrocked, they should either be punished by the authorities at Vatican City or handed over to the civil authorities for punishment of their gruesome crimes against nature and innocence.
Do not rejoice, Protestants or Jews or Hindus or Muslims or atheists or any other religionists. You all possess the same problem and face the same general strategy. Satan attacks everyone, every single human being. We must all watch out as individuals, too.
I do not know whether Trump is a Christian or not. If we are going to measure Christianity by evil perpetrated, as well as evil aided and abetted, then I have to say I do not know whether you, Bishop Francis, are a Christian or not. Talk is cheap, as are words scribbled all over copious encyclicals. You can’t paper over evil with money. You hold yourself out as a spiritual leader. Time to put up or shut up.
We all have to take care of our own moral business.
God bless and rescue each of us from our personal hells, but especially those betrayed by religious or civic leaders in whom we placed our trust as little children.