Published on Sep 23, 2015
Jennifer Kerns, Washington Times/The Blaze & Kymone Freeman, Black Lives Matter DC/We Act Radio & Gianno Caldwell, Caldwell Strategic Consulting all join Thom. Unlike his predecessor - Benedict the Sixteenth - who was very - very conservative - Pope Francis is remarkably liberal - even progressive. He’s put fighting climate change front and center among the Vatican’s priorities - and devoted his first major church document to talking about it. He’s also been very outspoken on issues like poverty and social justice - even going so far as to call unregulated capitalism the ”dung of the devil” that “condemns and enslaves men and women.” The Pope has based his attacks on unregulated capitalism on the Gospel itself - in which Jesus famously said that it's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God. This - of course - is pretty awkward for Republicans.