On Wednesday, Sen. [score]Barbara Boxer[/score], D-Calif., berated and attacked Father Robert Sirico, a Catholic priest with the conservative Action Institute who dared to question the liberal sacrament of global warming.
“So do you disagree with the pope when he says that climate change is one of the biggest issues,” Boxer asked.
“I’m very grateful for your defense of the pope. Perhaps not in all of his magisterial authority and the cherry-picking of this or that,” Sirico began before being interrupted by the radical California Democrat
“I can ask you what I want,” she shot back. “Do you disagree with the pope on climate change, it’s a simple yes or no.”
Here’s video of the exchange:
The Daily Caller added:
Boxer, who is Jewish, was trying to get Sirico to say he disagreed with the pope on global warming. Last year, Pope Francis published an encyclical blaming humans for global warming and calling the Earth “an immense pile of filth.”
Environmentalists and Democrats were overjoyed with the encyclical. Former Vice President Al Gore even said he could convert to Catholicism because of the pope’s global warming activism.
Francis’s encyclical was not well-received by more conservative Catholics in the U.S., who saw it as out of place for the pontiff to speak out on a scientific issue — let alone an issue he was advised on by academics who support population control
“When the pope says things that have to do with science, he does not speak from the magisterial authority of the church. When he speaks on moral issues, such as abortion and contraception and the like, then he speaks on magisterial authority,” Sirico tried to explain, but Boxer wasn’t about to hear it.
“So who’s cherry-picking?” Boxer said. “You’re saying that when the planet is facing all these problems, it’s not a moral issue.”
“I never said that,” Sirico told Boxer. “Where did I say that? Could you give me that quotation, senator?”
“You just said it, sir,” she said, twisting his words while bringing up the Koch brothers. “Sir, you receive money form the Koch brothers, from Exxon, you disagree with the pope… I think you ought to have a talk with Reverend Nelson,” she added, referring to the Presbyterian minister who was also on the panel.
If nothing else, Boxer proved to the world that global warming is a religion to the left and anyone who dares to question it is a heretic.
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