The Pope is a Republican?

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#1 Posted by whipassmt (14034 posts) -

So EWTN has some quotes from Pope Benedict XVI on Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty along with quotes from the Democratic and Republican Party Platforms. For instance:

The Three Non-Negotiable Principles of the Moral Law
according to Pope Benedict XVI1

1. Life. The protection and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death. The framework within and against which every other issue must be measured.

2012 Democratic Platform2

The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a womans right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right. (p. 18)

President Obama and Democrats will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health centers. The Affordable Care Act ensures that women have access to contraception in their health insurance plans (p. 18)

2012 Republican Platform3

Faithful to the self-evident truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendments protections apply to unborn children. (p. 13-14)

We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or fund organizations which perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage. (p. 13-14)

Republican leadership has led the effort to prohibit the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion and permitted States to extend health care coverage to children before birth. We urge Congress to strengthen the Born Alive Infant Protection Act by enacting appropriate civil and criminal penalties on healthcare providers who fail to provide treatment and care to an infant who survives an abortion, including early induction delivery where the death of the infant is intended. We call for legislation to ban sex-selective abortions gender discrimination in its most lethal form and to protect from abortion unborn children who are capable of feeling pain; and we applaud U.S. House Republicans for leading the effort to protect the lives of pain-capable unborn children in the District of Columbia. We call for a ban on the use of body parts from aborted fetuses for research. (p.13-14)"

It kinda makes the Pope look like a Republican. Of course the Pope is German, so he's not affiliated with any American party (I don't know who he votes for in Germany, if they have absentee ballots, maybe he tends to vote for the Christian-Democratic Party, though he probably votes based on principles rather than party).

#2 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
Republicans like little boys?
#3 Posted by jim_shorts (7320 posts) -

I don't think you can define the pope based on American politics, though most of his views would be considered more on the conservative side.

#4 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151410 posts) -

I don't think you can define the pope based on American politics, though most of his views would be considered more on the conservative side.

jim_shorts
This.....
#5 Posted by theone86 (20555 posts) -

Is this more reason for me not to like the Pope or not to like Republicans?

#6 Posted by CleanPlayer (9822 posts) -
Well, the pope and the Church always have been very conservative
#7 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

Is this more reason for me not to like the Pope or not to like Republicans?

theone86

You're an ass man?

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#8 Posted by supa_badman (16633 posts) -

Does this come as a surprise to people?

#9 Posted by jeremiah06 (7169 posts) -
Meh... I'm conservative on social issues but poor so I vote for the party that cares(or at least pretends to)... Democrat...
#10 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151410 posts) -
Meh... I'm conservative on social issues but poor so I vote for the party that cares(or at least pretends to)... Democrat...jeremiah06
Pretends to is correct.....
#11 Posted by thegerg (15444 posts) -
It is very unlikely. Why would he align himself with a political party in a foreign country?
#12 Posted by whipassmt (14034 posts) -

Maybe he will vote for Romney. He'll just walk into the polling place and say his name is Fred Smith and they'll let him vote for Romney without showing a photo-ID because the Democrats have blocked those laws.

#13 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -
Yet another reason why I dislike the Popey.
#14 Posted by whipassmt (14034 posts) -

Yet another reason why I dislike the Popey. l4dak47
scratch that, he hangs out with Democrats

obama-pope-benedict.JPG

#15 Posted by whipassmt (14034 posts) -

I don't think you can define the pope based on American politics, though most of his views would be considered more on the conservative side.

jim_shorts

Yeah. I don't really think the Pope has a political ideology as such, I think he adheres to the values of Christianity first and foremost rather than identifying with any political party/ideology.

#16 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -

[QUOTE="l4dak47"]Yet another reason why I dislike the Popey. whipassmt

scratch that, he hangs out with Democrats

obama-pope-benedict.JPG

>implying I like the Democrats.
#17 Posted by whipassmt (14034 posts) -

[QUOTE="whipassmt"]

[QUOTE="l4dak47"]Yet another reason why I dislike the Popey. l4dak47

scratch that, he hangs out with Democrats

obama-pope-benedict.JPG

>implying I like the Democrats.

Nope. More like Implying that the Pope isn't a Republican.

#18 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -

[QUOTE="l4dak47"][QUOTE="whipassmt"] scratch that, he hangs out with Democrats

obama-pope-benedict.JPG

whipassmt

>implying I like the Democrats.

Nope. More like Implying that the Pope isn't a Republican.

> implying that that actually makes a difference to me.
#19 Posted by Riverwolf007 (23865 posts) -

we will know for sure he's a republican when someone busts him paying for anonymous sex with men in a public restroom.

#20 Posted by jeremiah06 (7169 posts) -
[QUOTE="jeremiah06"]Meh... I'm conservative on social issues but poor so I vote for the party that cares(or at least pretends to)... Democrat...LJS9502_basic
Pretends to is correct.....

Meh... Pretending to care is good enough as long as the legislation comes along with it...
#21 Posted by not_wanted (1977 posts) -

Really? I always thought we was a Sith.

#22 Posted by whipassmt (14034 posts) -

Is this more reason for me not to like the Pope or not to like Republicans?

theone86

be nice now. Don't be disliking people.

#23 Posted by BossPerson (9473 posts) -

I wonder what the pope thinks about SS

....SS

.....S............S

#24 Posted by whipassmt (14034 posts) -

I wonder what the pope thinks about SS

....SS

.....S............S

BossPerson

Social Security?

#25 Posted by BossPerson (9473 posts) -

[QUOTE="BossPerson"]

I wonder what the pope thinks about SS

....SS

.....S............S

whipassmt

Social Security?

? Idk, you tell me.
#26 Posted by whipassmt (14034 posts) -

[QUOTE="whipassmt"]

[QUOTE="BossPerson"]

I wonder what the pope thinks about SS

....SS

.....S............S

BossPerson

Social Security?

? Idk, you tell me.

I think he would be supportive of social security.

#27 Posted by theone86 (20555 posts) -

[QUOTE="BossPerson"][QUOTE="whipassmt"] Social Security?

whipassmt

? Idk, you tell me.

I think he would be supportive of social security.

Why? You think because he supported one SS he'd support another?

#28 Posted by SUD123456 (4488 posts) -

I thought the pope was the antichrist?

Or at the very least dracula.

Look at that face, man. He didn't need to dress up for Halloween. Oh wait, he's always dressed up...

#29 Posted by thegerg (15444 posts) -
I thought the pope was the antichrist?SUD123456
I have no way of knowing. Why in the hell are you asking US if that's what YOU thought?
#30 Posted by BossPerson (9473 posts) -

[QUOTE="whipassmt"]

[QUOTE="BossPerson"]? Idk, you tell me. theone86

I think he would be supportive of social security.

Why? You think because he supported one SS he'd support another?

someone gets it
#31 Posted by SUD123456 (4488 posts) -

[QUOTE="SUD123456"]I thought the pope was the antichrist?thegerg
I have no way of knowing. Why in the hell are you asking US if that's what YOU thought?

Well, if you are the antichrist then you could correct me could you not?

Or possibly a rhetorical question:P

#32 Posted by thegerg (15444 posts) -

[QUOTE="thegerg"][QUOTE="SUD123456"]I thought the pope was the antichrist?SUD123456

I have no way of knowing. Why in the hell are you asking US if that's what YOU thought?

Well, if you are the antichrist then you could correct me could you not?

Or possibly a rhetorical question:P

Do you know what a rhetorical question is?
#33 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

[QUOTE="theone86"]

[QUOTE="whipassmt"] I think he would be supportive of social security.

BossPerson

Why? You think because he supported one SS he'd support another?

someone gets it

Don't think I've ever heard of it before. What's SS?

#34 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

[QUOTE="SUD123456"]

[QUOTE="thegerg"] I have no way of knowing. Why in the hell are you asking US if that's what YOU thought?thegerg

Well, if you are the antichrist then you could correct me could you not?

Or possibly a rhetorical question:P

Do you know what a rhetorical question is?

Asked solely for effect with no answer expected,

#35 Posted by BossPerson (9473 posts) -

[QUOTE="BossPerson"][QUOTE="theone86"]

Why? You think because he supported one SS he'd support another?

Necrifer

someone gets it

Don't think I've ever heard of it before. What's SS?

https://www.google.ca/search?q=ss&oq=ss&sugexp=chrome,mod=0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
#36 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

[QUOTE="Necrifer"]

[QUOTE="BossPerson"]someone gets itBossPerson

Don't think I've ever heard of it before. What's SS?

https://www.google.ca/search?q=ss&oq=ss&sugexp=chrome,mod=0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Oh, that SS.

The pope supported that, eh?

#37 Posted by Stesilaus (3363 posts) -

[QUOTE="l4dak47"]Yet another reason why I dislike the Popey. whipassmt

scratch that, he hangs out with Democrats

obama-pope-benedict.JPG

Why is Obama playing with his genitals in front of the Pope? :|

#38 Posted by BossPerson (9473 posts) -

[QUOTE="BossPerson"][QUOTE="Necrifer"]

Don't think I've ever heard of it before. What's SS?

Necrifer

https://www.google.ca/search?q=ss&oq=ss&sugexp=chrome,mod=0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Oh, that SS.

The pope supported that, eh?

No, but it's fun to think that he did.
#39 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

[QUOTE="Necrifer"]

[QUOTE="BossPerson"]https://www.google.ca/search?q=ss&oq=ss&sugexp=chrome,mod=0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8BossPerson

Oh, that SS.

The pope supported that, eh?

No, but it's fun to think that he did.

As to be expected.

OT is full of fibsters.

#40 Posted by Kevlar101 (6207 posts) -

[QUOTE="l4dak47"]Yet another reason why I dislike the Popey. whipassmt

scratch that, he hangs out with Democrats

obama-pope-benedict.JPG

Why is the wifey wearing that thing?
#41 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

Why is the wifey wearing that thing?

Kevlar101

Because of her religion.

#42 Posted by mAArdman (1612 posts) -

[QUOTE="whipassmt"]

[QUOTE="l4dak47"]Yet another reason why I dislike the Popey. Kevlar101

scratch that, he hangs out with Democrats

obama-pope-benedict.JPG

Why is the wifey wearing that thing?



it's for the new star wars

#43 Posted by sSubZerOo (43216 posts) -
Whip your obsession with the Catholic clergy is both amusing and disturbing all at the same time.
#44 Posted by Philokalia (3238 posts) -

I think the Pope should publically condemn joe biden, use some of that grand ol authority he claims for himself.

#45 Posted by TacticalDesire (10713 posts) -

[QUOTE="Kevlar101"][QUOTE="whipassmt"] scratch that, he hangs out with Democrats

obama-pope-benedict.JPG

mAArdman

Why is the wifey wearing that thing?



it's for the new star wars

Omfg! What if Obama is a direct descendent of Mace Windu??

#46 Posted by hippiesanta (9890 posts) -
another religious bully thread
#47 Posted by theone86 (20555 posts) -

[QUOTE="BossPerson"][QUOTE="Necrifer"]

Don't think I've ever heard of it before. What's SS?

Necrifer

https://www.google.ca/search?q=ss&oq=ss&sugexp=chrome,mod=0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Oh, that SS.

The pope supported that, eh?

Well, he was in the Hitler Youth.

#48 Posted by JDWolfie (1880 posts) -

The Pope is supposed to be the "messenger" of God. So is God a Republican? Does that mean he endorses a Mormon?

#49 Posted by wis3boi (31465 posts) -

[QUOTE="theone86"]

Is this more reason for me not to like the Pope or not to like Republicans?

Fightingfan

You're an ass man?

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I'm a freelance proctologist, myself

#50 Posted by Diablo-B (4049 posts) -
The Pope may be socially conservative but he is fiscally progressive.