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Obama Puts His Finger in Francis’s Eye

It’s vintage Obama. Even when hosting the most ideologically sympathetic pontiff in his lifetime (climate change, Cuba), Mr. Obama cannot restrain himself. He cannot be civil and respectful, searching for common ground. No, he must include on the official guest list of those greeting the Pope at the White House, a transgender activist, an openly gay Episcopal bishop, and a nun who supported Obamacare despite its funding of abortion and contraception. We’ve become a little inured to this president’s staggering insensitivity and passive aggression over the years. But in this case, you’d have to remove the “passive” part. This is an embarrassing moment for our country.  

Congressional leaders should invite representatives of oppressed Christians from the around the world to answer this crude insult. Better yet, how about some of these Catholic priests and lay workers who are ministering to people, including prisoners, from Obama’s home town of Chicago?

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