Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pope Francis and Republican's Cognitive Dissonance

From the Washington Post article by By Nicole Winfield | AP February 18 at 12:18 PM

"ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Asked about Donald Trump’s views on immigration, Pope Francis said Thursday that anyone who wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border isn’t Christian.

Trump, a leading U.S. Republican presidential candidate, has promised to build a wall along the Mexican border from Texas to California and expel 11 million people who are in the country illegally if elected president. The Pope’s comments en route home from Mexico came hours after he prayed at the Mexico-U.S. border for people who died trying to reach the United States.

“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,” Francis said. “This is not in the Gospel.”"

So, how are of these Bible thumping Republicans going to be able to say build the wall AND say the Pope is wrong?  This is the definition of cognitive dissonance at its best.