Dr. Bill Atwood

The Pope popped in

His Holiness, The Pope of the Holy See came to the United States on a historic visit. It was his first visit to the United States in his life and only the fifth visitation of a Pope to our shores. While I am an Anglican and not a member of the Roman Catholic faith, all Christians do agree that there really is only one church and that is an important point. Christians follow the teachings of the Bible and the Word of God and see Jesus as the Son of God. How we happen to practice our religion and the styles of worship may differ we all celebrate being a part of the church.

It has been delightful to see daily the praises toward God being broadcast over the different networks and watching crowds ranging in size from 15,000 to over one million on Sunday in Philadelphia. The secularists amongst us may not want to admit it but there are millions of folks who are deeply tied to their religious roots and foundations.

Members of the national media and many political pundits try to twist the Pope’s words to fit their political narrative. The Pope isn’t a Marxist. He isn’t a Socialist. He is a man of God who reminds us that we are to help one another and to be kind to one another. We are to tend to the sick and dying as we are to help feed the poor and hungry. We are to be good stewards of God’s creation and we are to be faithful in our giving of thanks for our many blessings. We are to support the covenant of marriage and the sanctity of life.

When Jesus spoke of our obligations to one another and our duty to serve one another He wasn’t speaking about governmental programs but of acts by people and their parishes doing unto others as we would have them do unto us. We are to tend the forests and the fields and the seas but we are to do so in a logical manner, and not with draconian laws and regulations that harm people by putting them out of work.

The Pope reminded the President of this country’s history of religious freedom and I hope the President was listening. I hope people were hearing the Pope’s message as it pertains to what the five justices pulled out of thin air and changed the definition of marriage, and that past justices found it in their hearts to support the killing of babies in their mother’s womb. Now one political party defends the right of an organization to kill viable fetuses to harvest their organs and body parts in such a ghoulish manner we dare not show it on television. The Democrats call it choice. It isn’t a choice; it’s a human being, a baby, a grandchild, a gift from God.

Meanwhile; back at the ranch … At the same moment that the Pope was arriving for the beginning of his tour here the White House ordered the release of another terrorist who worked right alongside of Osama Bin Laden. The six different agencies charged with the responsibility of the release all rejected it but our President/Dictator created a committee of political hacks who overrode those agencies. The release was time when we were all looking at the Holy Father.

Gov. Jerry Brown did not like what the California Air Board ruled on fuel standards and so the governor, following Obama’s lead, just chooses to ignore that board and will push his own regulations anyhow.

Hillary’s emails are showing a chain of letters regarding top secret and classified information as well as other government business all found by the FBI in the “wiped clean” server that contains only personal email.

So the national media ignores the unlawful release of a terrorist, the unlawful emails on Hillary’s server, Jerry Brown’s refusal to live within the law, and identified the Pope as a liberal who toutsenvironmental issues and supports socialism which necessitated a denial of such by the Vatican.

The media dismisses the Pope’s endorsement of traditional marriage and his condemnation of abortion as crossing the lines in violation of the separation of church and state.

That separation was to keep the state out of the church and not the church out of affairs of the state.

Ultimately the secularists will lose. They haven’t got a prayer.

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