Pope Francis quotes Jesus’ on gays, contraception and abortion, Bagley Cartoon

pope francis on jesus

Pope Francis tells us what Jesus had to say about gays, contraception and abortion. Which are not only the top three issues in the Catholic Church but the entire ball of wax concerning American Evangelical Christianity. Jesus said NOTHING, NADA, ZIP, NAUGHT about any of it. It all mattered as little then as it does now.

There is a fourth rail in this, about the only issue Evangelical Christianity has other than matters of sex. [evolution is a matter of sex]

“Whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in synagogues and on street corners so that people can see them. Truly I say to you, they have their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you” (Matthew 6:5-6).

That is Jesus talking. He specifically told us not to pray in public, not at football games, not commencements, not in City Council meetings, the Senate, the House or the bully pulpit of the White House. And it is completely and utterly ignored. As are all references Jesus made against the wealthy and for the poor.

Religion in American is far more about politics than it is doing the right thing.