Pope Francis may have some anti-capitalist views which compare with Bernie Sanders but the pope is also pro-life which aligns him with every single Republican running for president.
Guess which angle ABC News ran with:
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10 Times Bernie Sanders and Pope Francis Sounded Alike
Standing before a crowd of mostly evangelical Christian students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, last week, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders admitted, “I am not a theologian, I am not an expert on the Bible, nor am I a Catholic.”
Still, the presidential candidate wanted to quote Pope Francis: “I agree with Pope Francis when he says, and I quote, ‘The current financial crisis originated in a profound human crisis, the denial of the primacy of the human person,’” Sanders said. “Now those are pretty profound words, which I hope we will all think about.”
ON POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT
1. Pope Francis: “I ask you to be builders of the world, to work for a better world. Dear young people, please, don’t be observers of life, but get involved.” (July 27, 2013)
Bernie Sanders: “We have to be engaged. We have to get involved… And millions of our friends and neighbors who don’t vote, who have given up on the political process, they have got to get involved.” (Seabrook, N.H., Sept. 20, 2015)
2. Pope Francis: “We must say, ‘We want a just system! A system that enables everyone to get on.’ We must say: ‘We don’t want this globalized economic system which does us so much harm!’” (Sept. 22, 2013)
Bernie Sanders: “The American people are saying, “Enough is enough. We need to create an economy that works for all of us and not just a handful of billionaires.” (Cochran, New Hampshire on ABC News’ ‘This Week,’ June 28, 2015)
The article goes on and on like this.
Can you imagine the left’s reaction if a major news outlet dedicated an entire article to comparing a Republican candidate’s words to the pope’s?