Reprinted from Mike Malloy Website
The Pope is coming, the Pope is coming!
And the Rapture Right is so very, very confused. On the one hand they want to embrace this ultimate symbol of God on earth, on the other, Pope Francis has embraced a kind of Jesus-like Christianity they can't stand. The kind that is tolerant of those different from others, that is humble (who am I to judge?), that eschews wealth and believes, as Christ said, that it is easier for a camel to pass thru the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter the gates of heaven. And one that (gasp!) seeks to protect God's creation, the earth.
What's a Neocon to do?
Well, a couple of brave hypocritical pseudo-Christian politicos in Washington are going to boycott the Holy See.
The Hill has more:
"More than one lawmaker may end up boycotting Pope Francis's much-anticipated address to Congress on Thursday, according to the Republican lawmaker who announced he was skipping the speech.
"Catholic Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) made waves Friday when he announced he'd boycott Pope Francis's speech to protest the pontiff's views on climate change.
"Gosar said he knows of at least one other lawmaker who would skip the pontiff's address in protest, but he declined to say who.
Other staunch opponents of the Obama administration's climate change regulations plan to attend the pope's historic address despite disagreeing with him on climate change, leaving unclear just who might join Gosar's protest.
"Spokespeople for Reps. Randy Weber (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) said their bosses plan to attend. And Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), who famously hurled a snowball on the Senate floor earlier this year to argue against global warming, will be in the chamber for the speech.
"Weber and Yoho both cosponsored a resolution authored by Gosar this month to impeach Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy. The measure accuses her of making false statements to congressional committees.
"Lawmakers predicted to The Hill in recent days that lawmakers would be on their best behavior for Pope Francis's visit.
"Fellow House members reacted with surprise when told of Gosar's decision to stage a public boycott.
"'I don't understand why anyone would do that,' Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), who is also Catholic, said upon learning of Gosar's announcement.
"'I'm sure I'll disagree with something the pope says. I mean, I don't exactly agree with all of the Catholic Church's views on contraception, for example. But I still embrace my religion. It's literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit here and listen to the Holy Father,' Curbelo said.
"Curbelo also differs with Gosar on climate change. He was one of 11 Republicans who signed a resolution this week vowing to fight the effects of climate change. The resolution was notable in that it said human beings were a cause of climate change.