The loony liberal Left had a predictable meltdown concerning something Pres. Trump said. “Yawn”, right? The sun also rose in the East today. It’s turns out POTUS did not call immigrants “animals”, but rather members of MS13.
However, the context-challenged libs pounced, claiming that Trump the Nazi was dehumanizing people. Never mind that most of those who criticized Trump for dehumanizing people also promote abortion… or other animalistic things. I digress.
I was seriously amused by this Twitter exchange between Stephen Herreid of Catholic Vote and Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin.
First, Martin’s tweet.
Calling people animals is sinful. Every human being has infinite dignity. Moreover, this is the same kind of language that led to the extermination of Jews (“vermin”) in Germany and of Tutsi (“cockroaches”) in Rwanda. This kind of language cannot be normalized. It is a grave sin. https://t.co/5VvURONwvh
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) May 16, 2018
Now Herreid’s response.
“During a Q&A session towards the end of the meeting, [Pope] Francis spoke of a ‘pastoral cruelty,’ such as priests who refuse to baptize the children of young single mothers.
‘They’re animals,’ he said.”
Source: https://t.co/4aBGW9eC2M https://t.co/Xb0MswtqS5
— Stephen Herreid (@StephenHerreid) May 17, 2018
I am reminded of how God excluded from Gideon’s victory the men who acted like animals rather than men by lapping water like dogs.
I am reminded of how – more than once – Our Lord called people “snakes… vipers” and linked them to Hell. Matthew 23:33 & Matthew 12:34.