Libs ignore that Pope Francis tied abortion and gender issues to his environmental message

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<blockquote class=’twitter-tweet’ lang=’en’><p>I invite all to pause to think about the challenges we face regarding care for our common home. <a href=”http://twitter.com/search?q=%23LaudatoSi” title=”#LaudatoSi”>#LaudatoSi</a></p>&mdash; <br />Pope Francis (@Pontifex) <a href=’http://twitter.com/#!/Pontifex/status/611473452445253633′ data-datetime=’2015-06-18T10:00:06+00:00′>June 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Pope Francis released his much anticipated encyclical today titled Laudato Si’ and as expected, liberals are giddy over the pope’s message on the environment:

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<p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Thank you so much <a href=”https://twitter.com/Pontifex”>@Pontifex</a> for your <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/encyclical?src=hash”>#encyclical</a>. It will make a huge difference this critical year <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/action2015?src=hash”>#action2015</a> <a href=”http://t.co/XP87xsCSlm”>pic.twitter.com/XP87xsCSlm</a></p>
<p>&mdash; Christiana Figueres (@CFigueres) <a href=”https://twitter.com/CFigueres/status/611469468515082241″>June 18, 2015</a></p></blockquote>
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<p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>&quot;In his teaching letter, Pope Francis has framed climate change as an urgent moral issue.&quot; <a href=”http://t.co/87pWIkFTmb”>http://t.co/87pWIkFTmb</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaudatoSi?src=hash”>#LaudatoSi</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/encyclical?src=hash”>#encyclical</a></p>
<p>&mdash; Sierra Club (@sierraclub) <a href=”https://twitter.com/sierraclub/status/611514022022803456″>June 18, 2015</a></p></blockquote>
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<p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Full text of Pope Francis first papal encyclical focused solely on the environment. Annotated <a href=”http://t.co/iiQGMxl55I”>http://t.co/iiQGMxl55I</a></p>
<p>&mdash; The New York Times (@nytimes) <a href=”https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/611500125337321472″>June 18, 2015</a></p></blockquote>
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But contrary to that NYT headline, the pope’s message on the environment is much more complicated than that. From Patheos:

While the 184-page encyclical wades into controversial topics such as climate change, it also aggressively argues that it is not possible to effectively care for the environment without first working to defend human life and dignity.

Exactly. Will liberals discuss Pope Francis linking “human life and dignity” to environmental issues?

For example, here’s what Pope Francis wrote on how gender issues are tied to his overall message on the environment (emphasis ours):

It is enough to recognize that our body itself establishes us in a direct relationship with the environment and with other living beings. The acceptance of our bodies as God’s gift is vital for welcoming and accepting the entire world as a gift from the Father and our common home, whereas thinking that we enjoy absolute power over our own bodies turns, often subtly, into thinking that we enjoy absolute power over creation. Learning to accept our body, to care for it and to respect its fullest meaning, is an essential element of any genuine human ecology. Also, valuing one’s own body in its femininity or masculinity is necessary if I am going to be able to recognize myself in an encounter with someone who is different. In this way we can joyfully accept the specific gifts of another man or woman, the work of God the Creator, and find mutual enrichment. It is not a healthy attitude which would seek “to cancel out sexual difference because it no longer knows how to confront it”.[121]

And on abortion (emphasis ours):

120. Since everything is interrelated, concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion. How can we genuinely teach the importance of concern for other vulnerable beings, however troublesome or inconvenient they may be, if we fail to protect a human embryo, even when its presence is uncomfortable and creates difficulties? “If personal and social sensitivity towards the acceptance of the new life is lost, then other forms of acceptance that are valuable for society also wither away”.[97]

Got that libs? Your global warming alarmism is “incompatible” with your views on abortion.

National Review’s Kathryn Lopez urges that we take Pope Francis’ complete message “in full,” not piecemeal depending on your poltical views:

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<p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Consider Accepting Pope Francis’s Invitation to a View of Human Creation in Full <a href=”http://t.co/oBAleITgu9″>http://t.co/oBAleITgu9</a> via <a href=”https://twitter.com/NRO”>@NRO</a></p>
<p>&mdash; Kathryn Jean Lopez (@kathrynlopez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/kathrynlopez/status/611527929525313536″>June 18, 2015</a></p></blockquote>
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Seems fair, but will liberals listen?

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    Amber

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    It is long overdue that scary global warming and religion finally formally align . Both are belief based .

    This ensures people who wish to hyperventilate over “the earth has a fever ” can donate to their cause directly through the RCC.

    They can further support the moral imperative announced by their religious leader by stop using fossil fuels . No CO2 sinners allowed.

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      Gator

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      Our founders got it right.

      [i]Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…[/i]

      Those who think modernity equals greater intelligence are the truly ignorant.

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        Steve

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        The RCC cannot be trusted on anything, and if it cant get the basics of Biblical Justification correct, depite it being written in black and white for them, anything that eminates from the Vatican simply cannot be trusted.

        Dont get me wrong – I dont hate Roman Catholics at all ( and would rather see them come to Jesus ) , I do however distrust the Vatican as it chooses to teach a huge lie deliberately…..

        I guess this is just one more Big Lie it supports…..

        Ala Iacta Est

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          Gator

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          The Catholic Church does much good in this world, but it also sows much confusion. IMHO they interject themselves into areas where they do not belong. They try to retain power by convincing others that a personal relationship with God, and salvation, is not possible without them.

          Too much government.

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            squidly

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            Like all organized religion, they are a business. They are in the business to make money and gain power.

            Don’t get me wrong, I am not about to argue the grounds of divinity, or trample anyones beliefs in God or not. That is not the issue here. The issue is the institution of the church. They are a farce, a sham, a scam. All of them.

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            Me

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            Yep, that is exactly what it is.

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    Dan Pangburn

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    The Pope’s lack of science skill led to his being hoodwinked by mob-think.

    Science proves that CO2 has no significant effect on climate. The proof and identification of the two factors that do cause reported climate change are at http://agwunveiled.blogspot.com (now with 5-year running-average smoothing of measured data, R2 = 0.97+ since before 1900)

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      squidly

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      You are right about CO2 and the climate, but you are wrong about the Pope and the Catholic church. The Pope knows exactly what he is doing. He was not hoodwinked into anything. He is a Marxist. He recognizes that the “Climate Change” movement is a vehicle to further the Marxist cause. He knows EXACTLY what he is doing and why he is taking the position he is, and it has NOTHING to do with climate.

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    GR82DRV

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    Before I read the encyclical I gave the pope the benefit of the doubt and assumed that he was simply being played by Marxists. Sadly, it is now clear based on the carefully selected manifesto language… He [i]is[/i] a Marxist.

    Throwing in the bits about abortion was nice cover, but it means nothing to his Marxist friends. Catholics now have a choice – will they be led by a pope who places Marxist politics before faith? How long before Pope Francis begins to address his followers as “my comrades”?

    To my Catholic brothers and sisters – ask yourselves whether God really does a denominational check to exclude all but Roman Catholics from eternal salvation. Does that sound like the God you know? Churches [i]can[/i] fail. There are plenty of Christian alternatives. You have a choice [i]not[/i] to follow the path of Marxism.

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      Me

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      James there is another alternative.

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        Me

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        Personally, for Me it matters not. I am alone, not a part of any group, it’s why I visit places like this. Collectively it may, depending on where it comes from. I think for my self and live with everything else. I have no choice, but the rules they made better be followed that I played by.

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          Me

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          It’s the Game, always the game. And we are the pawns until we see the game.

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    Amber

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    I didn’t march to the drum of the Catholic Church before and don’t now .

    While I completely respect peoples choice to do so apparently billions of others are not interested in being Roman Catholic or following the Roman Catholic
    either .

    If scary GLOBAL WARMING IS CAUSING THE EARTH TO HAVE A FEVER why did it take over 20 years since the scare started for the Roman Catholic Church with its connections to step in and to save the planet ?

    Lobbied ,power ,and cash ?

    Na couldn’t be .

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