the White House will have several people who disagree with the Pope on hand to greet Francis next week.
Proof positive that Obama has no sense of propriety whatsoever. The Pope is coming to visit, and instead of being a gracious host, Obama is going out of his way to offend by inviting an abortion advocate and an assortment of degenerates to meet the Pope. Nice.
In a stunning show of political indecorum, Obama has invited a series of individuals who publicly flout Catholic teaching, including a pro-abortion religious sister, a transgender woman and the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, along with at least two Catholic gay activists.
An intermediary for several of the invitations to greet the Pope was Vivian Taylor, a 30-year-old male transvestite who acted as Executive Director of Integrity USA, a homosexual and transgender activist wing of the Episcopal Church, until last March.
It’s not a matter of how one feels about the Pope. It’s ignorant to invite a guest and then gratuitously offer him disrespect. If you have a problem with the man, then don’t invite him. Make up some excuse for not being available – which is what Obama did with Netanyahu in March – but don’t host an event designed to give offense to the guest. It’s elementary courtesy not to do this.
Would Obama invite a correspondingly sorry crew to meet, say, a fundamentalist Muslim religious leader? Of course not. He shows deference to Muslims generally, bowing to all and sundry, and beaming when Bergdahl’s father, to the delight of the Taliban, thanked “Allah the merciful” in Arabic on the White House lawn. Only Muslims and America haters get that sort of solicitude.
In the same spirit shown by Obama, perhaps the next President should invite him back to the White House to meet with some white supremacists so they can discuss their views too.
Update: I just saw this. To my point above re Muslims, Obama has invited to the White House young Ahmed Mohammed, who brought to his high school this contraption,
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which started beeping ominously in his classroom, causing school officials not unreasonably to suspect that it might be a bomb. Of course this warrants an invitation from Obama to visit the White House, along with his clock. I wonder what the Secret Service thinks about that. Young Mohammed should include a few flares in the briefcase just to spice up the proceedings.
Josh Earnest then intoned sanctimonioulsy:
This episode is a good illustration of how pernicious stereotypes can prevent even goodhearted people who dedicated their lives to educating young people from doing the good work that they set out to do.’
Yeah, because Muslim teenagers never bring bombs to public occasions. Total stereotype.
Josh, it was a perfectly reasonable concern. It looks like it could be a bomb, and the price for laughing it off could be steep. Considering that kids get rousted for biting Pop Tarts into the shape of a pistol, it’s time to get some perspective here.
Oh, that’s why Obama invited an abortion advocate, and several bizarre perverts to meet the Pope: to transcend politics. Got it.
WaPo never misses an opportunity to provide Obama with a tongue bath:
The visit also offers the president an opportunity to renew the progressive Catholic ties he first developed as a community organizer in Chicago. In the past, he has talked about how his “heart and mind were touched” by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, the archbishop of Chicago until he died in 1996.
“Progressive Catholic ties” aka “Communist sympathizers in the Catholic Church.” Would that include Michael Pfleger?