Where is the liberal catholic anger and frustration at the insulting gesture of the hammer and sickle “crucifix” offered to Pope Francis and the Catholic Church by Bolivian President Evo Morales? Look at the liberal catholic sites… do you see any commentary?
Let’s play this out.
How would the libs react were someone to give a Confederate Battle Flag to the Pope during his visit to these United States?
What would Amerika and Fishwrap say if the Pope, handed the flag, smiled and nodded and mummured quiet comments?
Would they say that it isn’t about “ideology“? “No, no!”, they’d explain, “It’s a symbol of… rights of states and .. and … tradition!”
During papal visits, Popes are presented with all sorts of things. Sometimes the junk, such as paintings, winds up on the walls of Vatican offices, as it did in ours.
Let’s imagine that the Pope were to be presented with a painting of Our Lord crucified during the burning of Atlanta. Instead of Our Lady and St. John by the Cross, you see Gen. Lee and Jefferson Davis. Above the Lord’s head, in place of INRI, DIXIE.
Would there be any official statement that that wasn’t about ideology?
Would there be any liberal reaction?
But, my bad. I keep forgetting that Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton, Dredd Scott v. Sanford – denying personhood to human beings – were liberal non-ideological projects too.
Moderation is ON.