Pope at White House: Fight global warming, protect religious freedom

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave with Pope Francis during an arrival ceremony for the pope at the White House in Washington on September 23, 2015. The pontiff is on his first visit to the United States. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave with Pope Francis during an arrival ceremony for the pope at the White House in Washington on September 23, 2015. The pontiff is on his first visit to the United States. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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WASHINGTON (RNS) In his first remarks on American soil, Pope Francis told President Obama and a huge crowd at the White House that the U.S. must safeguard religious freedom and stressed the “urgency” of battling global warming.

  • “Love, Peace and Understanding are wonderful things.
    How are they improved by claiming, ‘They come to us from sky fairies’ ?”

  • “Obama has often been criticized for not speaking out strongly enough or acting firmly enough to end such violence, or to highlight the anti-Christian nature of the violence….”

    Oh, come on!! What is Obama supposed to do?

    The only cure for religious violence is SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.
    Only America has a clearly Atheist Constitution ( “Congress shall make no law establishing a religion..”) and for that reason freedom rings for all religions in the USA.

    But the rest of the world actually believes in the barbaric nonsense of religions and THEIR GOVERNMENTS DEMAND ADHERENCE TO THEM!
    Many governments consider non-belief (non-adherence) to be a capital crime!

    “Execute my enemies in front of me” – JESUS (Luke 19:27)
    “Slay them all” – ALLAH (Quran 2:191)
    “Kill the non-believers in daylight” – Yahweh (Deuteronomy)

    Commanding adherence to such laws guarantees eternal war and violence!

  • Kara

    Atheist Max is taking quotes out of context. the quote attributed to Jesus was said by a king in a parable, not by Jesus. Shameful trying to mislead people!

  • @Kara,

    If you read your bible (instead of skim through it) you would understand that the Nobleman in the parable of the Parousia is JESUS HIMSELF.

    Read the context yourself and get an education
    before you tell me I have taken it OUT of context!

  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho

    Protecting Religious freedom – need of the hour worldwide.

  • Scott Shaver

    Muhammed Ali had a tactic called the “Ropa-Dope” he used effectively in the ring.

    When it comes to chicken-little climate change, Obama now has the Popa-Dope in his arsenal.

  • It is a dismal, dark age indeed if we need the Pope
    to teach Congress the undeniable facts of scientific data.

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