Tolerance and Judgment

Pope_Francis_and_Barack_Obama_at_the_White_House - CopyPope Francis has released a document that’s causing quite a stir in the media.  Here’s one reporter’s interpretation:

Pope Francis put his shoulder to the doors of the Catholic Church and shoved them open a little wider Friday, calling for the church to be more tolerant in practice while not changing any official doctrines.

He urged priests around the world to be more accepting of gays and lesbians, divorced Catholics and other people living in what the church considers “irregular” situations.
“A pastor cannot feel that it is enough simply to apply moral laws … as if they were stones to throw at people’s lives,” Francis writes in a sweeping paper outlining his stance on family matters.
He urges more common sense and less unthinking following of rules.

Alrighty then!  Let’s leave it to the theologians and the geniuses in the media to interpret the penumbra of Pope Francis’s shuckin’ and jivin’.

Remember when presidential candidate Barack Obama said this? [emphasis added to quotes]

I’ve got two daughters, 9 years old and 6 years old.  I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.  I don’t want them punished with an STD at the age of 16.

Keeping in mind how now-President Obama and Pope Francis seem to be best buds, this is the part of the papal “exhortation” that I found most interesting:

Frequently, sex education deals primarily with “protection” through the practice of “safe sex”. Such expressions convey a negative attitude towards the natural procreative finality of sexuality, as if an eventual child were an enemy to be protected against.

Or as if that “eventual child” were a punishment! Ah, well. This pope is nothing if not “tolerant.”

That amazing tolerance may explain how Pope Francis can be so friendly with a man whose beliefs seem so diametrically opposed to those of the (erstwhile?) Catholic Church.

Obama, remember, infamously voted against a bill meant to preserve the life of a child who was born alive during an abortion. Apparently, to Obama, whether the child lives or dies should be determined by the mother alone. If she wants the child dead, then the child should die, even if he or she is living outside the womb, because death was the mother’s “choice,” and the issue is abortion, not life.

What are the limits, if any, of this current pope’s mercy and “tolerance?” Are there any limits?

What about the Pope’s call for us all, including himself, to be non-judgmental?

Are there any bright line rules at all?


195 responses to “Tolerance and Judgment

  1. “BIG Protest MARCH” on Friday …. LET’S ROLL!!! STAND UP!
    GET in their FACES!!! Colorado G O P …. WE THE PEOPLE!

    • “Masin concluded that “the more persuasive legal analysis” as to the meaning of the term is that a child born to “a citizen-father, citizen-mother, or both, is indeed a ‘natural born Citizen’ within the contemplation of the Constitution,” regardless of his birthplace.”

      Not more persuasive to me. How about you?

  2. ~ smack · 6 hours ago





    IT’S NOW








  3. Thursday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Alan spoke to attorney Montgomery Blair Sibley, who represented DC madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey, who had records of phone calls from 174 groups who contacted Palfrey’s service. Sibley has said that if he were to violate a gag order and release the names of the people in the phone calls, it could have an effect on the 2016 election.

    Alan and Sibley discussed whether or not the records in question are related to the National Enquirer story alleging Sen. Ted Cruz was involved in extra-maritial affairs. They also discussed whether Sen. Cruz is a natural born citizen and therefore eligible to run for president, and the only reason Sibley hasn’t released the records already is because he “doesn’t want to spend the election cycle in jail.”

  4. ~ Jesse Hand Conroy dianecee • …. Heidi …

    Read Heidi Cruz’ official CFR Bio here –

  5. Appeal: Law Professor Victor Williams Files Emergency
    Petition Demanding Canadian-Born Cruz Be Disqualified

    Press release via PR Newswire:

    Will Chris Christie Body-Block Ted Cruz From New Jersey Ballot: Law Professor/Candidate Victor Williams Files Emergency Petition Demanding Ted “Canadian” Cruz Be Disqualified

    — Washington D.C. Law Professor Victor Williams has filed an Emergency Petition with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie demanding that the Canadian-born Ted Cruz be disqualified from the ballot. (Full details at his website –

    Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada and held his resulting Canadian citizenship until May 2014. Scholars across the nation agree that Edward Rafael Cruz is not a “natural born [American] Citizen” as required by Article II of the U.S. Constitution.

    Victor Williams charges that Ted Cruz falsely certified his constitutional eligibility for office to gain ballot access in states across the nation. Williams demands that Cruz be disqualified from New Jersey’s June 7 ballot and from several other late-primary ballots. (California, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington).


  6. OK ….NOW HEAR THIS … they ….R …. “PRIVATE CLUB” ….
    so … NO STANDING … why we WTPOTUS ….Can’t SUE ?
    that’s what Paul a caller said the other night on alan C’s show…!!! O’!

    • TED CRUZ … “ON SOIL” ENGLAND the Crown Rule… in 1946
      Canadian Citizen act 1946 .. has nothing 2 do with where the parents
      were born .. IT was lifted “1977” … & .. CRUZ was Born 12- “1970”
      YEP…LIFTED in 1977…even IF his MOTHER was from …… KENYA!
      CRUZ is a …. FOREIGN BORN USURPER ….nice try TEDDY BOY

      • When he was born, his mother could have been a British subject and/or a Canadian citizen and NOT still a U.S. citizen. It all depends upon the paperwork and whether or not at any point she gave up her U.S. citizenship to become a foreign citizen, like either of her husbands.

    • If they’re private clubs, then why the hell do We the People get the honor of paying for THEIR primary elections? Let them run their own primaries.

      • ^^^ scratching …head & other parts of me… is that WHY ….no
        1 has been allowed …. 2 Sue in the COURTS?
        Did WTPOTUS ever know this fact ? … & is it TRUE?

        • It’s obvious that the entire system is rigged and has been all along. We’re given the IMPRESSION that we have a say, when obviously we do not. On the other hand, we could ALL vote Libertarian and throw a monkey wrench in all their plans. I don’t think the elites choose the Libertarian candidate. They would never let anybody have standing when they opposed Barry. First the excuse, iirc, was that the primary wasn’t a presidential election, so the qualifications didn’t apply yet. Then, it was that the people have spoken and who are the judges to interfere? And even then, the general election was only for the “electors” and not for the candidate himself or herself, so the real qualification test was in the Congress, when the electors spoke. But then, IF Congress didn’t challenge the person, the courts wouldn’t interfere. Supposedly THEIR JOB (Congress or some elector) to object and enforce the constitutional requirements. We’ve seen how that works. Ridiculous any way you look at it. What we need, then, is a new law or a constitutional amendment SPELLING IT OUT very clearly.

  7. In a democracy that is open to intelligent and civil debate about competing ideas rather than programmed for automatic opposition to another party’s proposals, we might yet find ourselves able to manage the task of self-government. Our current political dysfunction is not inevitable; it results from deliberate decisions that have backfired and left us mired in the trenches of hyper-partisan warfare. Political parties will not disappear; as a free people, we will continue to honor freedom of association. The goal is not to destroy parties but to transcend them; to welcome their contributions but end their dominance; & to take back from these
    “private clubs control” of our own elections …. & ….. our own Congress.

  8. the SLIDE …… ” R U L E S ” …. ???

    Click to access 2012_RULES_Adopted.pdf

  9. NOT just a LONG HOT …..Summer…. BUTT” …a LIFE TRASHED
    BY …. WHOM? …O’ yeah I remember

    • The thing is: these people shouldn’t be surprised by Barry siding with THEM against US. We’re not surprised, are we?

  10. ~Jane Long

    United States Constitution
    Amendment XV
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude.

    Amendment XX
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

    Amendment XXlV
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

    Amendment XXVI
    The right of citizens of the United States who are eighteen years of age or older to vote shall not be denied by the United States or by any State on account of age.

    Amendment XXIV specifically states PRIMARY and PRESIDENTIAL elections.

    Please explain to me, how a political party has the power to abrogate the US Constitution, usurp State government, deny citizens their Constitutional right to vote and the actions then be defended by “constitutionalists” and the US Media.

  11. The Congress in Brazil ” Impeached it’s president “….. In US Corrupt members of Congress ..!!! allowed Obama to stay IN Office !!!! Knowing that he
    is using a stolen CT Social Security number & all fabricated IDs.
    Time for new members of Congress, time for Trump to run as a third party & win ….. ???? ….@OrlyTaize

    FALL OF THE LEFT: Yellow Water, Dirty Air, Power Outages as Venezuela Hits New Low…

    Evidence corrected of forgery, fraud, fabrcation in Obama’s IDs

  12. ABBY…. Road …? O’ … fox news …& more
    Dad & Mommie R ……Mormons

    • No nepotism at FOX News, is there? McCain and now Huntsman. Reminds me of Chelsea’s spin as a “journalist”. Ridiculous.

  13. Early life and education
    COLIN Powell was born on April 5, 1937,[8] in Harlem, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, to Jamaican Immigrant parents Maud Arial (née McKoy) & Luther Theophilus Powell, whose ancestry included African & Scots.[9][10] Powell was raised in the South Bronx & attended Morris High School, from which he graduated in 1954. (This school has since closed.)

    • OMG, it will be a whirlwind tour to get in as many trips as possible before the inevitable end (we hope) of his reign.

  14. ~ bobm001

    ~ Crispus Attucks
    Voting for Trump is a risky gamble, but since Ted Cruz is NOT
    an Article II “natural born citizen”, anyone who votes for him is anti-constitutional & therefore a traitor… !!!!!

    Hilary Rob’em Clinton ~ rush ~

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