Friday, March 21, 2014

Is Pope Francis Racist?

Pope Francis is not racist. But you'd be forgiven for wondering if you'd pay attention to what happened to Congressman Paul Ryan. Ryan, a Catholic, obviously has been paying attention to Pope Francis' call that we all get out of our comfortable lives and personally encounter and help the poor. The left went into full throated accusations that Ryan was racist. But if Ryan is racist for saying that suburbanites should go into the inner city and get personally involved in improving things, what does that make Pope Francis for saying the same?

Ryan's accusers have to either make the case that there's some fundamental difference between Congressman Ryan's call that properly focuses on the US and Pope Francis' call that asks for all of us to do the same thing throughout the world. If they can't, then they either have to admit that Ryan wasn't racist or extend their attack to the Pope.