RUSH: There’s even more in the papal encyclical. This is predictable. The papal encyclical comes out and the parts in it that sound like the Democrat Party platform are being touted by the Big Media. And it sounds exactly like it is from the Democrat Party platform when it comes to climate change and global warming. But the media is omitting two things, most of the media.
The first we discussed yesterday, is abortion. The pope points out that, hey, you cannot be an environmentalist demanding great stewardship of the earth and all that God created and be pro-choice at the same time. If you are going to be proactive on climate change, if you are going to be oriented toward protecting all that God created, how can you be in favor of abortion?
So the pope told the environmentalist wackos — you know, it’s fascinating, too, folks, psychologically, the left hates the Catholic Church, but it’s actually more of a self-hate, because when the Catholic Church via Il Papa says anything that Democrats agree with, they’re the first to embrace the pope. And that tells me a lot psychologically. It tells me that they would love it if the pope would embrace what they want. They desperately want that authoritative embrace. They really do.
They hate the Catholic Church. They hate organized religion for what it stands for, for what they consider to be the limits imposed on a good time and freedom of this and freedom of that. But when the pope comes down on their side they’re the first to embrace him. But they have not been told. Many environmentalist nutcases and wackos and others, mainstream, have not been told what the pope also said about abortion.
And now we’ve learned there’s something else in the encyclical. The pope comes down hard on transgenderism in his encyclical. “In his new encyclical on the environment the Pope condemns the relativism at the core of gender theory and urges those struggling with gender identity issues to accept their bodies as God made them.” Let me read to you from the papal encyclical itself.
“The acceptance of our bodies as GodÂ’s gift is vital for welcoming and accepting the entire world as a gift from the Father and our common home, whereas thinking that we enjoy absolute power over our own bodies turns, often subtly, into thinking that we enjoy absolute power over creation.” (gasping) If the left is ever told about all of this that’s in this encyclical, they are going to be pretzeled in confusion.
“The Pope argues that human ecology underscores the relationship between human life and the moral law, which is ‘inscribed in our nature.’ This human ecology, he says, is based on the fact that man ‘has a nature that he must respect and that he cannot manipulate at will.'”
Now, what we have going on here is selective application. The environmentalist wackos and the left and the Democrat Party think the pope is agreeing with them on climate change, so, man, they’re snapping to, and they’re embracing that. They are ignoring the pope’s rationale and logic. Hey, if you’re gonna be green, if you’re gonna protect the earth, if you’re gonna say protecting the earth is paramount, then you gotta protect everything in it and you’ve gotta accept everything in it as created, including your own body, including you do not kill other people in the womb.
They’re ignoring those two things and they probably will get away with it. The media’s not gonna tout this stuff. The National Journal is the closest you can get to the Drive-By Media that has pointed this out. Now, we here on the EIB Network are pointing it out and I’m sure other conservative media is. In fact, Chris Wallace I think last night on the Bret Baier show, Special Report. Grab sound bites 20 and 21. Chris Wallace guest hosted Special Report with Bret Baier. It’s during the All-Star Panel segment, and Wallace asks a question of Dr. Krauthammer.
WALLACE: While liberals are cheering the pope’s statements about global warming, there are some other statements that they may have some trouble with, and let’s put those up on the screen. In this encyclical, the pope also says this. “Since everything is interrelated, concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion.” Charles, that’s kind of an interesting linkage by the pope.
RUSH: And this is what Krauthammer said.
KRAUTHAMMER: Look, and the left has been quite selective in embracing the pope’s statements, depending on what it likes and what it doesn’t like.
RUSH: So it’s inconsistent, but Dr. Krauthammer is suggesting that they’re gonna get away with it. They get to selectively choose what they like and don’t like, and nobody’s gonna call ’em on it, and that’s probably true. But you know and everybody in this audience knows, and it points up once again the glaring, blatant hypocrisy of people on the left.
RUSH: Here’s Stewart in McLean, Virginia. Hi, Stewart. Great to have you on the program. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Mr. Limbaugh. Thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: I wanted to talk to you about what you were discussing on Wednesday, the article in the National Catholic Reporter about Pope Francis.
RUSH: Yes, sir.
CALLER: So just so you know where I’m coming from, I’m a young conservative Catholic, and I’ve always admired and respected your keen political insight and social commentary. It’s precisely because I respect you that I wanted to call because I think you may be misinterpreting his words on Wednesday specifically. Like you, I’m kind of disappointed that he would jump on the global warming bandwagon and politicize something that he really should not have, but regarding what you were talking about on Wednesday, like the genuine faith and the —
RUSH: Yeah, what was it that I said Wednesday that you are taking issue with? Was it the abortion component?
CALLER: Well, I’m wondering why you think he’s communist because of those parts, because, you know, he said the genuine — like if the faith doesn’t affect your wallet, it’s not sincere faith or genuine faith, I forget which one it was.
RUSH: Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh. I know what it was. Because in the encyclical the pope specifically says that you must give and give beyond what you would normally give. If you give from your disposable income that doesn’t really count. I mean, it’s nice but if you’re really serious you’ve got to give some of what you need to others, not from your disposable income. I think I used the word, I might have said “communist,” “Marxist,” take your pick on the definition, but the economic aspects of what the pope is talking about clearly are Marxist. He wants the government to be the collection agency for all of this money to go out and refurbish the poor, and he basically ends up saying that the more people who are — he basically said, how to phrase this — reducing the number of rich people is a good objective.
CALLER: Okay. I’m going solely off what you read in the National Catholic Reporter, and to me what he was saying there was not something that governments should do or, you know, globally we should do, but it was an invitation for individuals to radically commit themselves to Christ and being willing to part with those material goods, which I think is at the heart of the gospel, as he said, and I just think he was talking about individuals, not governments.
RUSH: Okay. Well, okay, I’ll grant you that just for the sake of discussion, but I’ll tell you what’s gonna happen because of it. Governments are gonna appropriate it and governments are gonna tell people that the pope is encouraging them to implement his desires. So, you know, whether he means it to be personal and absent government, people that love government, represent government, are gonna move in and assume — not everybody’s gonna know what the pope said directly, and it’s gonna be interpreted and it’s gonna be hijacked. So the pope’s message is gonna be hijacked by governments and people that believe in government and used to grow government, whether that’s what he said or not, which I think you should be aware of.