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Pope Francis wants women to have equal pay

Pope Francis says so, therefore it must be what Jesus and God want.

As Christians we must become more demanding, for example, by supporting the right of equal pay for equal work, why should it be taken for granted that women must earn less than men? The disparity is pure scandal.

The liberal mainstream media loves this Pope.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 29, 2015 at 10:25 AM

Posted in Religion

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  1. To be fair, he went on to say: “At the same time, we must recognize the maternity of women and the paternity of men as a perennially valid treasure, for the benefit of children.”

    Shabba_Ranks

    April 29, 2015 at 10:28 AM

  2. The Pope is subject to the same media brainwashing as everyone else, and he knows darn well what’s going to get him favorable media treatment, lauds from celebrities, adoring crowds, etc. It takes a man of exceptionable moral fortitude to ignore the sirens. This Pope is clearly not that man, and he seems to quite enjoy the celebrity. At the same time, he’s a pretty doctrinaire Liberal and believes the same guff that most Liberals believe.

    peterike

    April 29, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    • Women don’t want equal pay for equal work. They want equal pay and less work, more time off and more benefits. Women are already overcompensated relative to their actual productivity. Plenty of men would get fired for the kind of performance that women deliver and maintain their employment.

      not too late

      April 29, 2015 at 10:50 AM

      • Working full-time for a paycheck is becoming a prole endeavor, especially in the USA.

        JS

        April 29, 2015 at 12:04 PM

      • W-2 employee = Prole

        JS

        April 29, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    • Pope Francis is an intellectual lightweight, as opposed to Ratzinger, who was quite a heavyweight, very well-read and educated. Anti-intellectualism is what the masses want, and they deserve it.

      Alter Grieche

      April 30, 2015 at 9:21 AM

  3. The pope, of all people, is calling for equal pay for women. Then how about electing a woman popette? Or would that have Jesus spinning in his cave?

    Mark Caplan

    April 29, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    • Pope Joan, eh?

      Glengarry

      April 29, 2015 at 1:27 PM

  4. Don’t childless women already outearn men?

    slithy toves

    April 29, 2015 at 11:13 AM

  5. The first SJW Pope – incredible.

    blizzardofozzz

    April 29, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    • Not quite. He rejected appointment of a French ambassador to Vatican because the diplomat in question lived in a same-sex civil union.

      I would say that the Pope is a centrist but somehow SJWs have a crush on him and simply ignore any conservative news about him.

      WRB

      April 29, 2015 at 12:47 PM

      • “I would say that the Pope is a centrist but somehow SJWs have a crush on him and simply ignore any conservative news about him.”

        All he had to do was say, “Gays? Hmmmmm….” And that was enough. It’s all gay all the time in America these days, and nothing gets you on the Person of the Year list faster than “bravely” coming out for gays. Gay marriage is about to be totally blessed across all 50 states by the Supremes, incidentally. You can take that to the bank!

        peterike

        April 29, 2015 at 1:30 PM

      • “Somehow SJWs have a crush on him and simply ignore any conservative news about him.”

        Ha, like the inverse of the way they approach libertarians, where they ignore anything LIBERAL they say.

        Dain

        April 29, 2015 at 6:54 PM

      • The Pope seems like an effective politician – instead of lying, he sends signals which fire up recipients’ imagination and then lets them fill the (intentional) blanks.

        WRB

        April 29, 2015 at 9:34 PM

  6. Maddox on that:
    How every company in America can save 23% on wages
    That’s THE Maddox from the best page in the universe!

    guest

    April 29, 2015 at 12:23 PM

  7. There’s no equality when it comes to death and maiming in the workplace. That’s overwhelmingly men. The Pope isn’t even being some kind of socialist in his own way; it’s in exactly the way the media and political class want it to be.

    The Pope is merely a disciple.

    Dain

    April 29, 2015 at 12:25 PM

  8. Far more important than who earns more is who spends more.

    WRB

    April 29, 2015 at 1:22 PM

  9. Anyone who’s been paying attention knows that Pope Francis’ real religion is marxism. This is a result of not allowing priests to marry. I’ll explain. Not allowing priests to marry has filled their clergy with homos. The general population is 3% homo and studies show two thirds of priests are. If you talk to a catholic about it they stammer and sputter and go into denial. But the numbers come from priests themselves. Now, since two thirds of homos lean left it almost guarantees that the vatican will, too. It would have happened a lot sooner except the vatican is full of old men and it took 40 years until there were enough priests who joined in the 1970’s to reach a majority.

    destructure

    April 29, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    • It’s only immoral for a man to act out his homosexual urges. Joining the Priesthood and being celibate is a morally correct response to being sexually attracted to something other than women.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 29, 2015 at 3:15 PM

      • Joining the Priesthood and being celibate…

        As if! Morality wasn’t my point. My point was why vatican politics has suddenly taken a left turn.

        destructure

        April 29, 2015 at 4:06 PM

      • Or at the very least, don’t publicly advocate sodomy. Didn’t John Kerry go to Russia to lecture them about their banning homosexual propaganda targeted at children?

        blizzardofozzz

        April 29, 2015 at 7:41 PM

      • Joining the Priesthood and being celibate is a morally correct response to being sexually attracted to something other than women.

        Since when did Lion start caring about morality? Your raison d’être has always been status mongering, snark, hedonism, and venality.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 30, 2015 at 10:05 PM

      • The Church’s celibacy requirements could be changed easily, and they could point to long historical precedent as justification. Orthodox priests are allowed to marry as were pre-Schism priests up until the beginning of the Medieval Ages. Saint Peter was probably married. And the policy should change if for no other reason than to attract psychologically healthier men to the priesthood.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 30, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    • I’m Catholic and I agree the priesthood is majority-gay. Gays and effeminate low T heterosexual types comprise at least 80 percent of the priesthood.

      This is a fact that most prole Catholics are only dimly aware of. My parents hate it when I bring up this subject but they know I’m right.

      If you don’t believe me, I would refer you to the pulp fiction novel “The Cardinal Sins” by Father Andrew Greeley, a spectacular depiction of the culture of the Catholic clergy.

      If you still don’t believe me,this is a viral video of two priests tap dancing that was taken just last year that many of my older Catholic relatives were sharing on each other’s facebook pages:

      Another sociological observation about priests: they tend to come from either rural small towns or prole ethnic enclaves of big cities. Also, priests tend to have a lot in common with performing artists. If you think about it, those are two jobs that have identical skill sets.

      McFly

      April 29, 2015 at 6:58 PM

      • Follow-up to last post: just because most priests are gay does not mean they are celibate. I speculate only a very small minority are both gay and sexually active.

        McFly

        April 29, 2015 at 7:04 PM

      • well, they are celibate because celibate means not married. But they are not chaste.

        not too late

        April 29, 2015 at 11:06 PM

      • Right! Benedict resigned most likely because he realized that the One Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church was infested with homos and that he couldn’t deal with it.

        So despite Francis’s statements of tolerance he was chosen to clean house.

        The Roman empire did NOT end with Augustulus, nor with the fall of Constantinople. It survives to this day.

        And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

        Deep down…deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep down…every Protestant and Eastern Orthodox and European knows this is TRUE. I am the way, the truth, and the life…

        selecao

        April 30, 2015 at 5:23 AM

      • selecao

        April 30, 2015 at 5:35 AM

      • Credo quia absurdum.

        Credo quia absurdum.

        Credo quia absurdum….

        selecao

        April 30, 2015 at 5:43 AM

      • I don’t know that this clip is necessarily gay.
        Tap was once a very masculine art.

        I think the first guy is channeling tough guy and dancer, Jimmy Cagney.

        I think the second is doing the, not gay, Michael Flatley of Riverdance fame

        Check out James Cagney, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor on YouTube.
        To my knowledge, none were gay.
        Here’s the not gay Jimmy Cagney and Bob Hope tap dancing at the Friars club in NYC and some other routines:

        Nedd Ludd

        April 30, 2015 at 1:24 PM

      • After gays came out of the closet, straight men got scared out of a lot of activities, dance being one of them.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 30, 2015 at 1:29 PM

      • @LotB: After gays came out of the closet, straight men got scared out of a lot of activities, dance being one of them.

        I think this is true for White men. Black men still dance. Tony Manero and his guido buddies would look kind of gay today.

        E. Rekshun

        April 30, 2015 at 7:19 PM

      • Perfect logic.

        Jon

        April 30, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    • What studies? Show your work.

      Jon

      April 30, 2015 at 10:43 PM

  10. OT: from today’s newsletter from dear old NYT.

    For more than two hours at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the nine justices grilled lawyers on both sides of the questions at hand: whether same-sex marriage should be allowed across the country.

    The court is clearly divided on that main question, most likely reflecting the political division among 2016 contenders in the Democratic and Republican parties.

    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., a reliable conservative, nonetheless mused about the possibility that banning same-sex marriage could raise gender-discrimination concerns. If a girl can marry a boy, isn’t it discrimination to say a boy can’t marry that boy, he asked.

    Yes … “reliable”.

    Glengarry

    April 29, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    • Bob Hope for one was sooo not gay…gays glom onto these things late, when they go out of style. Then it’s camp, or something.

      Mrs Stitch

      April 30, 2015 at 7:55 PM

  11. I agree with the pope. All cardinals should receive equal pay, regardless of gender.

    jef

    April 29, 2015 at 1:53 PM

  12. Where’s the Woodstein to ask him, “name a single woman who makes less than a man in her workplace doing the same work.”?

    hord

    April 29, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    • Indeed.

      not too late

      April 29, 2015 at 11:08 PM

  13. [Off-topic]

    Proof that the New York Times is full of shit.

    (if any was needed)

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-almost-everything-dean-ornish-says-about-nutrition-is-wrong/

    Thomas

    April 29, 2015 at 3:05 PM

  14. This pope is an ultra conservative, like Pius X, disguised in Sant Francis of Asis clothes. I think media people, and you, don’t understand he’s really complex and traditionnaly rooted message. But some facts can help to understand him, like he’s one of the first pope to refuse a french ambassador to Vatican, really able, because he’s openly gay, even if he’s a bachelor and was accepted by all vatican people when he worked in this ambassy as n°2. When you take many speaches , you undersant his conservative side.
    Ony a tiny french ultra-catholic sect (name catholic counter reformation, which is like Westboro Baptist Church, mutatis mutandis, brainy fanatics), understand him and love him ! but i thing one need lots of theology to understand his subtle message. It’s the same with some Dabiq (ISIS) and Inspire Magazines’ articles (Al Qaida) .

    Bruno from Paris, France.

    April 29, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    • Your last sentence is extremely disconcerting. Perhaps you’d be willing to explain.

      Garr

      April 29, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    • If you think groups like the SSPX are like the Westboro Baptist Church, then you’ve lost the plot historically, theologically, and morally.

      Jon

      April 30, 2015 at 10:39 PM

  15. “Women earn 78% of what men earn for equal work,” has become a secular catechism.

    dsgntd_plyr

    April 29, 2015 at 3:32 PM

  16. I’m a Catholic and it’s time for Catholics to accept this guy is a leftist and to disregard everything he says.

    jack

    April 29, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    • To disregard the pope is to become Protestant.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 29, 2015 at 6:13 PM

      • No. To leave the Catholic Church and join a Protestant denomination or form your own denomination is to become Protestant. Various Popes have disagreed with each other. This did not make any of them Protestant.

        Joe Walker

        April 29, 2015 at 8:55 PM

      • In most instances, yes, but it can also be a more complex matter. To call the SSPV protestant, for instance, would be an abuse of semantics.

        Jon

        April 30, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    • “I’m a Catholic and it’s time for Catholics to accept this guy is a leftist and to disregard everything he says.”

      Then you’re not a Catholic.

      Hoot_Hoot

      April 29, 2015 at 7:09 PM

      • Technically he’s a sedevacantist catholic.

        slithy toves

        April 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM

      • According to Catholic doctrine not all the pope says is infallible. However disregarding every statement made by him would logically include every Church teaching regarded as infallible.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 30, 2015 at 10:17 PM

      • But what if Francis is not a valid priest?

        Jon

        April 30, 2015 at 10:41 PM

  17. Being pope is prole.

    MyTwoCents

    April 29, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    • post of the century

      Hoot_Hoot

      April 29, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    • lol

      Thomas

      April 30, 2015 at 4:01 AM

    • Pope = Godfather of the Catholic Church

      JS

      April 30, 2015 at 2:32 PM

  18. In spite of what many Protestants, Jews, atheists and other non-Catholics believe, Catholics are not required to mindlessly support everything that any particular Pope advocates.

    Joe Walker

    April 29, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    • not “mindlessly supporting” the words of the Pope is different than “completely disregarding everything he says.” You don’t have to agree with the Pope, but you have to at least respect what he says and give it some thought. That is an important party of the Catholic religion. That’s my feeling about it, anyway.

      Hoot_Hoot

      April 29, 2015 at 9:55 PM

      • Most of what the pope says is obiter dicta, its really only papal encyclicals that are binding. That said respecting the pope in a general sense is still important.

        magicman

        April 30, 2015 at 5:27 AM

  19. Being not catholic, I will say that this pope is a PoS. Doesn’t he get the feminism and women in the workforce is *the* reason for declining marriage rates? It is simple economics. If women don’t need men, game over for marriage.

    Dan

    April 30, 2015 at 6:52 AM

    • Maybe I’m got off on the wrong side of the bed, making me grumpy. Apologies to Catholics.

      But I do know that if my wife and I were economic equals then our marriage would be decidedly unequal. She already has the upper hand by controlling sex and the ability to make babies. Earnings is how men have always balanced that.

      One thing of note is that the media mainly reports the liberal things Francis says and much less the conservative things. For example, I just read he is vigorously campaigning against gay marriage — he even had his envoy representing him at the traditional marriage march to the Supreme Court last week. He called gay ‘marriage’ ideological colonization, which I thought was kind of cool and apt.

      Dan

      April 30, 2015 at 7:04 AM

      • “But I do know that if my wife and I were economic equals then our marriage would be decidedly unequal. She already has the upper hand by controlling sex and the ability to make babies. Earnings is how men have always balanced that.”

        Who in God’s name thinks of their marriage in these terms? Sounds miserable.

        beetsbeets

        April 30, 2015 at 9:03 AM

      • “Who in God’s name thinks of their marriage in these terms? Sounds miserable.”

        Just the facts bro. Here is feminist rag Cosmo noticing that relationships with a female breadwinner have problems. Things must be bad for Cosmo to print this heresy.

        http://www.cosmopolitan.com/career/news/a11668/female-breadwinner-erectile-dysfunction/

        As Heartiste would explain, **heart** Science **heart**.

        http://psp.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/02/02/0146167212475321.abstract

        Click to access 041125_paper07.pdf

        Click to access identity.pdf

        Dan

        April 30, 2015 at 3:43 PM

      • “Who in God’s name thinks of their marriage in these terms?”

        While I can’t speak for Dan, it seems to me that these terms are sometimes helpful, e.g. when trying to understand greater willingness of women to file for divorce

        WRB

        April 30, 2015 at 3:59 PM

      • “Who in God’s name thinks of their marriage in these terms?”

        Honest people who are naturally analytical.

        not too late

        April 30, 2015 at 4:06 PM

  20. O/T – De Blasio’s son will be attending Yale. Not even a big deal for those who want to care, given the fact that Ivy Leagues have been prolier than a decade ago.

    If freaks like him will be attending Yale, why does it tell about our current state of affairs with higher education?

    http://www.aol.com/article/2015/04/29/nyc-mayors-son-dante-de-blasio-to-attend-yale-university/21177933/

    JS

    April 30, 2015 at 4:22 PM

  21. LotB: The liberal mainstream media loves this Pope.

    But they hate Catholics.

    E. Rekshun

    April 30, 2015 at 7:09 PM

  22. “Radical equality” in Catholicism (Christianity)???

    Catholicism, conceptually in its superstructure, has always been the exact opposite ideal as egalitarianism. Catholicism, at least before the inner revolution beginning several hundred years ago and culminating in V2,, was always the model ideal of Hierarchy. Christ (God) as King. The Pope his monarchical representative on Earth, with the various levels of the priest class below him, and so forth with Catholic Kings also facilitating hierarchical societies under God. Something higher than man as a Heavenly King. The continued Hierarchy below. Egalitarianism and Hierarchy cannot exist together, philosophically speaking. It’s no coincidence that the end of Hierarchical Conservative Rome and European Monarchy followed each other so closely on the specious path of democratic egalitarian ‘progress’.

    When analyzing the Catholic Church and especially anything that the modern Popes say, it’s worthwhile to delve into the writings of traditionalist Catholics. Of course, they disagree a lot. However, many of them are well educated in matters of Catholic Theology and History. The books are interesting as well, especially those that describe the changes in the formal Church that have led to more progressive Popes and finally to SJW Francis. Many of them do not consider Francis’ Orders valid, as he is the first Pope to have been ordained as a priest under “Novus Ordo” and thus after the process was radically altered to the point of invalidity in their eyes. They consider him a layman on the seat of St. Peter, which would have a wide variety of theological and prophetic implications. Of course, traditional Catholics are anti-Judaism in a somewhat similar manner to the way many religious Jews are anti-Christian. It’s all based on theological principle. One just has to get past that for the other information and to gain knowledge of the true concept of Catholicism and the history of the changes in the Church.

    Jon

    April 30, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    • could you recommend a good book about this, Jon?

      Hoot_Hoot

      April 30, 2015 at 11:09 PM


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