Conservatives warn of “rush to tolerance” as Pope Francis moves away from homophobia

29 Jul

WASHINGTON—leaders of the Republican Party and other social conservatives today expressed “grave disappointment” as Pope Francis made some reasonable comments about gay priests today, warning of a potential “rush to tolerance” if others followed his lead.

“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” said Francis on a news conference as he returned from his first overseas trip.

“I can tell you who I am to judge—the head of the Heritage Foundation, that’s who,” said former Sen. Jim DeMint (R—South Carolina), who because of a recent misunderstanding now runs a “think” tank. “Once we start to abandon unthinking bigotry, what will be left?”

While gay and straight people alike were heartened by Francis’s words, social conservatives were gravely disappointed.

“First, they gave women the vote, back when I was in my mid-forties, and I said nothing,” said Senator James Inhofe (R—Oklahoma). “Then African-Americans received civil rights, and I stood idly by. But now, if we lose mindless hatred of gay people, what will our party stand for?”

An aide whispered in Sen. Inhofe’s ear, and he quickly corrected himself. “Besides preventing people from getting health care, of course,” he said.

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3 Responses to “Conservatives warn of “rush to tolerance” as Pope Francis moves away from homophobia”

  1. digger666 July 29, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Reblogged this on digger666.

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  2. PiedType July 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    Once we abandon unthinking bigotry, we’ll all be Left.

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    • twissblog July 29, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

      I think we need to start new forms of bigotry to replace the ones that are falling by the wayside. I can’t stand left-handed people and anyone born on a Tuesday.

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