Sean Hannity: “Pope Francis Has Now Inserted Himself Into This Election [By] Suggesting That Donald Trump Is Not A Christian”

Hannity: “The Church Is Not Really In A Position, I Don't Think, To Lecture Anybody On What It Means To Be Good Christians”

From the February 18 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show:

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SEAN HANNITY: Now I've got to tell you, I take this personally because I've lived this. There was some years ago a guy, who by the way I think now is in jail, I forget his name, a Father somebody, and he was very pro-life, and I had him on the TV show. And I said well for people that aren't Catholic, to be honest Father I'd prefer they use birth control than have abortions. And he said to me on national TV -- and again I was more Catholic at the time, I was raised a Catholic, I'm very -- I don't want to get into my faith here but I'm very angry at the Catholic church in a lot of different ways, I'm very discouraged. There's been centuries of corruption and issues involving the Church, the more recently the pedophilia scandal and the more importantly the cover up of the scandal and why didn't the Church, knowing that these crimes were being committed, turn these priests over to authorities so that they could get arrested and be prosecuted? They didn't do it.


So are all those priests, are they not Christians? Is the Pope is accusing Donald Trump of not being a Christian? What about all those people that knew about it and did nothing about it? Are they all Christians?


So the Church is not really in a position, I don't think, to lecture anybody on what it means to be good Christians. I think they got their own house, take the something out of your own eye before you can take it out of your brother's eye.


So Pope Francis has now inserted himself into this election, suggesting that Donald Trump is not a Christian. He said quote, “a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.” He said when a reporter asked him about Mr. Trump on the papal airliner as he was returning to Rome after his 6-day visit to Mexico. Now the Pope has said other things that kind have ticked me off about capitalism. And I look at the Church and you look at St. Peter's and you look at St. Patrick's, which I think is one of the most beautiful churches in the entire world, and Notre Dame, and all these other places. The Church I think is one of the biggest land owners of property worldwide. Now if they really didn't like wealth and opulence I guess they can sell the Vatican, they can sell their expensive lands, they can sell their churches, and they can give all the money to the poor, and they can live in the woods someplace and eat berries and grow cabbage and live the life of paupers if that's what they really think Christianity's supposed to be. So this Pope likes to lecture on issues involving capitalism, and capitalism I think has been the single greatest ladder up and creator of prosperity for all people than any other system of government that's ever been designed.


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