In a scathing article printed in a Vatican-sanctioned journal, Pope Francis takes on Evangelicals and American Catholics who rejects Jesus Christ’s real teachings in favour of Trumponomics and white supremacy.
The authors, writing in a Vatican-vetted journal, singled out Stephen K.Bannon, Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, as a “supporter of an apocalyptic geopolitics” that has stymied action against climate change and exploited fears of migrants and Muslims with calls for “walls and purifying deportations.” The article warns that conservative American Catholics have strayed dangerously into the deepening political polarization in the United States. The writers even declare that the worldview of American evangelical and hard-line Catholics, which is based on a literal interpretation of the Bible, is “not too far apart” from jihadists.
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The pope has been clear and consistent about his disdain for the Trump Administration’s policies, particularly those which violate the teachings of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. The pope argued that the alt-right and Christian Right in America “think like Islamic Fundamentalists,” which is a low blow, given the ideology of many on the Christian Right.
Pope Francis went on to target White House strategist Steve Bannon, a know white supremacist, as being a “supporter of an apocalyptic geopolitics” for Bannon’s outwardly racist and bigoted ideology.
The Pope has also taken heat from the US media for his attacks on the religious right in America, particularly for his quotes of Jesus Christ himself, which challenge the overall beliefs of many on the Right in America.