Pope Francis Tells Rush Limbaugh ‘I Am Not a Marxist’

Three days ago I discussed why Time magazine picked Catholic Pope Francis as its “man of the year.” We noted that the only reason the magazine would have picked this months-old Pope for its cover is because of his recent Marxist-styled attack on capitalism. Now the Pope has come out to assure his flock and warn commentators like Rush Limbaugh that he isn’t a Marxist.

Last week conservative talker Rush Limbaugh lambasted the Pope’s address from two weeks ago saying that his attack on capitalism was “pure Marxism.” For much of last week the media here and abroad went gaga over Rush’s “attack” on the Pope.

Now the Pope himself is trying to ally fears that he is a Marxist, telling Limbaugh and other critics that he isn’t one.

During an interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa, the Pope said that Marxism is wrong.

“Marxist ideology is wrong,” the Pope said. “But I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended.”

The Pope also said that everything he’s said from the Vatican can be found in typical church doctrine.

But, in fact, the Pope should feel both offended and ashamed of himself. His words of two weeks ago were, indeed, anti-capitalist and he should be ashamed of that. He should also be offended for being thought of as a Marxist. Being a Marxist should make anyone a pariah to civilized humans everywhere.

If you are a Marxist, you cannot be a “good person.” It is impossible to be a disgusting Marxist and a good person at the same time. Marxists are anti-human, anti-freedom, pro-oppression, hate-filled, murder-loving cretins that should be shunned by polite society.

Here is what Rush said late last week:

Well, what do you all think? Is the Pope telling the truth exactly? Does he lean toward Marxist hatred of capitalism as Rush said? Or do we take the Pope’s new claims at face value?

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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