Remember when Sarah Palin was accused of inspiring violence because she put targets on congressional districts? I guess that concern is all gone because the Washington Post ran an op-ed talking about how to “cleanse” the Church of the Right.
Ready for the most irresponsible headline of the day?
How Pope Francis can cleanse the far-right rot from the Catholic Church
But wait, it gets even crazier. Don’t believe me? Check it out.
Pope Francis needs to take tougher action against the United States’ most influential Catholic in Rome, Cardinal Raymond “Breitbart” Burke. The renegade cleric is not only undermining Francis’s reformist, compassionate papacy, and gospel teaching as it applies to refugees and Muslims, but the rebel prince of the church is also using his position within the walls of the Vatican to legitimize extremist forces that want to bring down Western liberal democracy, Stephen K. Bannon-style. Simply put, the Vatican is facing a political war between the modernizing Pope Francis and a conservative wing that wants to reassert white Christian dominance.
Wow. Bring down Western democracy?
It’s funny because just a short while ago Cardinal Burke was seen as the ultimate establishment Vatican insider and now he’s the rebel prince. Oh, how times have changed.
And then comes the ultimate go-to insult against enemies of leftist secularism. Ready for it?
Burke is unrepentant and even defiant, continuing to preside over a far-right, neo-fascist-normalizing cheer squad out of the Holy See.
What the what?
You ever hear of a think piece? Well, this is the opposite. This is an unthinking piece written for non-thinkers who only have hate in their heart for those not on the left. Honestly, it’s like an article written by a pre-teen who’s read too many Buzzfeed memes. Pathetic.
Shame on the WaPo for publishing it.