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Catholic Congressman Vows to Boycott Pope’s Speech For Focusing on Climate Change

pope-francisA Catholic Republican Congressman announced he will skip Pope Francis’ address before Congress because of the expected heavy emphasis on climate change.

“It is difficult to convey the excitement I first felt when it was revealed that His Holiness Pope Francis was invited to Washington D.C. to address the world from the floor of the House of Representatives,” Congressman Paul Gosar writes in an op-ed for Townhall. “Many believed, like I did, that this was an opportunity for the Pope to be one of the world’s great religious advocates and address the current intolerance of religious freedom.”

Instead, Gosar writes, reports indicate that Pope Francis will focus much of his speech on “a climate that has been changing since first created in Genesis. More troubling is the fact that this climate change talk has adopted all of the socialist talking points, wrapped false science and ideology into ‘climate justice’ and is being presented to guilt people into leftist policies.”

“I have both a moral obligation and leadership responsibility to call out leaders, regardless of their titles, who ignore Christian persecution and fail to embrace opportunities to advocate for religious freedom and the sanctity of human life,” Gosar concludes. “If the Pope plans to spend the majority of his time advocating for flawed climate change policies, then I will not attend.”

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