RUSH: Did you see what the pope said? Mozilla is gonna have to demand that the pope resign, because the pope... Where is this?
I put it near the top of the Stack and then other things came in and got in the way of it, and it didn't stay at the top of the Stack. But I, nevertheless, found it. "Although the national gay magazine The Advocate named Pope Francis its 'Person of the Year' in December 2013..." Make no mistake about it: That was only because of me. The only reason that the Drive-By Media glommed on to the pope is because me.
They hate the Catholic Church in the Drive-By Media. They hate it on the left. I'm not exaggerating. I'm not just throwing a word around. They literally despise the Catholic Church, and they despise anybody in it. They despise the priests, the monsignors, and they despise the pope. But they had a problem. When the pope came out and uttered in his encyclical economic philosophy that echoed the strains of Marxism, I said so.
They loved that, so they glommed onto to the pope 'cause they love the pope 'cause the pope, they thought, made me mad. That's why they loved the pope because they thought the pope made me mad, and anybody that made me mad ain't all bad. And then they thought, "Hell, if the pope is gonna go all Marx on the economy, maybe the pope will go pro-choice, and then maybe the pope will go pro gay marriage!"
So they had a lot of hope and thought, "Maybe this guy is the kind of guy that would come along and actually dump the church and reform it with the left's agenda." Well, the pope has quickly let them know that that's not gonna happen. So now they're not happy with the pope. The reason they loved him has kind of worn off, and that is me.
But back during the day when they loved the pope, the national gay magazine, The Advocate, named him its Person of the Year. This was last December. "[T]he Pope repeated on Apr. 2 the Catholic Church's teaching that marriage is reserved for one man and one woman, adding that this is part of 'God's design' and that 'the image of God is the married couple: the man and the woman ….'"
Well, if there were any vestiges of love for the pope remaining, they're gone now. "During his General Audience speech at St. Peter's Square on Apr. 2, before a crowd estimated at 45,000, Pope Francis first cited Genesis, saying, 'God created man in his own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. ... Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.'
"'The image of God is the married couple: the man and the woman; not only the man, not only the woman, but both of them together,' said the Pope. 'God's covenant with us is represented in that covenant between man and woman. And this is very beautiful.'" Do you think this is coincidental? Now, we know that pope doesn't read the American media. I mean, the timing of this, is this not just too precious?
Now, remember, folks: To understand the impact that this is having on the left today, you have to go back to last year when they fell in love with the guy because he made me mad. They think... I mean, I'm using their terminology. I didn't get "mad." I just observed that the pope's terminology sounds like Marxism. But it did cause a brouhaha. The left thought, "Hey, maybe there's something in this pope we can like!"
You remember that for the shortest while he became a pop culture hero to the left and there were stories about maybe this is the pope. "He's eschewing all the trappings, doesn't like the rich aspects. He's not living in the papal apartments. This guy's a man of the people. He's walking the alleyways, and he's walking the slums. Maybe this guy is gonna be the guy who tears down the Catholic Church."
They were hoping -- I'm not exaggerating, folks -- and it was all because they thought this guy had potential 'cause he made me mad. Well, that's worn off, and now the pope is saying not only is marriage between a man and a woman, but that is God's image. Ooh! Folks, the pope has thrown an IED. The pope is a roadside bomb that's gone off here. I'm not exaggerating.
"'When a man and a woman celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony, God as it were 'is mirrored' in them; He impresses in them his own features and the indelible character of his love,' said Pope Francis. 'Marriage is the icon of God's love for us.'" In this, the left gets an awkward reminder of what a backward-thinking man the pope actually is.
He's not a "progressive." He's not a "reformer." He's just no different than all the others that came before him, after all. And, by the way, the pope said these things. Remember, these are hateful things. The pope has just uttered anti-gay bigotry. Remember the lessons of yesterday. Remember the points of yesterday's program.
This beauty from the pope is reminder what marriage is in Christianity, Catholicism. This is anti-gay bigotry. This is hatred for homosexuality, or homosexuals. This is what the pope has engaged in. This is how they would describe it, and the pope said these hateful things just days after having met with President Obama.
Apparently Obama wasn't able to teach him anything. So the only question now is, will the effeminazis decide to stage... (interruption) Yeah, the "effeminazis." Will they decide to stage a boycott and demand that somebody fire the pope? Will they demand that somebody make the pope resign? Will they refuse to let the pope use their browsers? Only time will tell.