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"The Beautiful Pipe Dream of Cool Pope Has Been Fun While It Lasted"

Posted on the 15 January 2014 by Brutallyhonest @Ricksteroni

I know Lindy West not. 

What I know is that she's put something up at Jezebel decrying the Pope's Catholocity:

Oh, Pope Francis. We're all trying so hard to be into you—despite the fact that you are the figurehead of a historically oppressive international corporation that shelters pedophiles, stigmatizes safe sex, and encourages the mass marginalization of women and gay people—so why don't you just go all the way and really BE the progressive pope you've been cosplaying this whole time? Why do you have to get all POPEY on us with this anti-abortion shit? Hmph.

In his annual "state of the world" speech today, the pontiff explained that abortion is a "frightful" PopeNotCoolsymptom of our culture's widespread wastefulness. In other words, to callous modern women, terminating a pregnancy has exactly the same impact as throwing away a used Clorox wipe with a pube on it. Cool minimization of both the reasons why women seek abortions and the emotional repercussions of those decisions, bro! Apparently the only things unimportant enough to justify throwing away are women's health, futures, and autonomy.

...

Look. Abortion is not a contentious issue—not really. Either you believe women have the right to control their own bodies or you don't. Where you stand on that is where you stand on that, whether you're a cool pope or not. Right now, you're not.

None of this is the least bit surprising (the pope is anti-abortion!!?!?!?!?!?!?), but the beautiful pipe dream of Cool Pope has been fun while it lasted. So thanks, Pope Francis, for the reminder that even the best pope is still a pope.

I would caution going to the last link though it does say much about how appropriately named the site Jezebel really is.

It's revealing is it not how uproariously contentious is the notion that the Pope is Catholic.


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