By Bill Maher
Last month Pope Frank made a speech criticizing income inequality and the immorality of the one percent.
"While the income of a minority is increasing exponentially, that of the majority is crumbling. This imbalance results from ideologies which uphold the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation."
"Widespread corruption and selfish fiscal evasion have taken on worldwide dimensions."
"There is a need for financial reform along ethical lines that would produce in its turn an economic reform to benefit everyone."
Good thing Frank's got a job for life, because talking like that he’d never get elected anywhere other than Massachusetts.
Now it's nothing new to point out that Jesus bitched about the rich a lot more than he bitched about abortion (never) or the gays (never). But it's rare to see a Pope talking like one of the hippies camped out in Zuccotti Park.
I just wonder, what goes through a Christian Conservative's mind when they hear this? How do they square their support for Republican fiscal policies when the Pope is telling them those policies are evil?