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December 2nd, 2013
11:29 AM ET

Rush Limbaugh: Pope is preaching 'pure Marxism'

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor
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(CNN) - Pope Francis:  Successor to St. Peter ... the people's pontiff ... Marxist?

That's what conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh suggests, calling the Pope's latest document "pure Marxism."

Limbaugh blasted the pontiff on Wednesday, a day after Francis released "Evangelii Gaudium" (The Joy of the Gospel), a 50,000-word statement that calls for church reform and castigates elements of modern capitalism.

Limbaugh's segment, now online and entitled "It's Sad How Wrong Pope Francis Is (Unless It's a Deliberate Mistranslation By Leftists)," takes direct aim at the pope's economic views, calling them "dramatically, embarrassingly, puzzlingly wrong."

The Vatican issued the English translation of "Evangelii," which is known officially as an apostolic exhortation and unofficially as a pep talk to the worlds 1.5 billion Catholics.

Francis - the first pope ever to hail from Latin America, where he worked on behalf of the poor in his native Argentina warned in "Evangelii" that the "idolatry of money" would lead to a "new tyranny."

The Pope also blasted "trickle-down economics," saying the theory "expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power."

READ MORE: Pope Francis: No more business as usual

The Pope's critique of capitalism thrilled many liberal Catholics, who have long called on church leaders to spend more time and energy on protecting the poor from economic inequalities.

But Limbaugh, whose program is estimated to reach 15 million listeners, called the Pope's comments "sad" and "unbelievable."

"It's sad because this pope makes it very clear he doesn't know what he's talking about when it comes to capitalism and socialism and so forth."

In fact, Argentina was a battlefield between leftist socialists and right-wing security forces during much of Francis' early career in the country, where he was a Jesuit priest and later archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Limbaugh, who is not Catholic, said he admires the faith "profoundly."  He admired Pope Francis as well, "up until this," Limbaugh said.

The talk show host also said that he has made numerous visits to the Vatican, which he said "wouldn't exist without tons of money."

"But regardless, what this is, somebody has either written this for him or gotten to him," Limbaugh added. "This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the Pope."

Limbaugh took particular issue with the Pope's criticism of the "culture of prosperity," which the pontiff called a "mere spectacle" for the many people who can't afford to participate.

"This is almost a statement about who should control financial markets," Limbaugh said. "He says that the global economy needs government control."

"I'm not Catholic, but I know enough to know that this would have been unthinkable for a pope to believe or say just a few years ago," Limbaugh continued.

In fact, Francis' predecessor, Benedict XVI, now pope emeritus, could be just as strong a critic of capitalism.

In 2009, Benedict, in an official church document called an encyclical, said there was an urgent need for "a political, juridical and economic order" that would "manage the global economy."

As Limbaugh notes, Benedict's predecessor, the late Pope John Paul II, was a noted foe of communism, after living under its oppressions in his native Poland. But even John Paul thought that unregulated capitalism could have negative consequences.

In "Evangelii," Francis called for more of a spiritual and ethical revolution than a regulatory one.

"I encourage financial experts and political leaders to ponder the words of one of the sages of antiquity: `Not to share one’s wealth with the poor is to steal from them and to take away their livelihood. It is not our own goods which we hold, but theirs,'" said Francis, quoting the fifth-century St. John Chrysostom.

Liberal Catholics defended Pope Francis on Monday, calling on Limbaugh to apologize and retract his remarks.

"To call the Holy Father a proponent 'pure Marxism' is both mean-spirited and naive," said Christopher Hale of the Washington-based Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. "Francis's critique of unrestrained capitalism is in line with the Church's social teaching."

Limbaugh is not the only conservative commentator to take issue with the Pope's views on capitalism.

READ MORE: Sarah Palin 'taken aback' by Pope Francis's 'liberal' statements

“I go to church to save my soul," said Fox News' Stuart Varney, who is an Episcopalian. "It’s got nothing to do with my vote. Pope Francis has linked the two. He has offered direct criticism of a specific political system. He has characterized negatively that system. I think he wants to influence my politics.”

It doesn't sound like the criticism is slowing Francis down, however. He's started sending a Vatican contingent, including the Papal Swiss Guards, into Rome to deliver food and charity.

- CNN Religion Editor

Filed under: Belief • Catholic Church • Christianity • Church and state • Ethics • Media • Money & Faith • Pope Benedict XVI • Pope Francis

soundoff (6,695 Responses)
  1. D Mowry

    Does Rush think that gold plated mic, makes him smarter, or sound better?

    December 3, 2013 at 10:39 pm |
    • lol??

      C'mon now. He needs lotsa moolah for da socie women in his life.

      December 3, 2013 at 10:46 pm |
      • Michael

        Thank you for confirming the disconnect between what you type and reality.

        December 3, 2013 at 10:55 pm |
  2. anchor

    Limbaugh is a lame duck. His talkshow rating is going down he just tries to play game to pick up.

    December 3, 2013 at 10:27 pm |
  3. Michael

    Thank you for providing people with a first hand view of the clinically insane lol?? mind.

    December 3, 2013 at 10:12 pm |
    • lol??

      Don't thank me. Socie bullies never quite get it. Thank God for choosing Paul.

      "Act 26:25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness."

      December 3, 2013 at 10:17 pm |
      • Michael

        Thank you for bringing up socie, which you have proven again and again not to understand , in the sane sentence as bullies, which behavior you have exhibited repeatedly.
        Mathew 6:1 Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; fir then you will have no reward from your Father who is on Heaven.
        Mathew 7:5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
        Luke 6:37-38 Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put in your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.

        Thank you for showing clearly the tenets you do not live by.

        December 3, 2013 at 10:40 pm |
        • fintastic

          and thank you for quoting from a book of mythology!

          December 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm |
      • Michael

        Mathew 6:1, Mathew 7:1-5, Luke 6:37-38.
        Thank you for failing to hold these tenets.

        December 3, 2013 at 10:44 pm |
        • Reality # 2

          Two out of the three passages are historical but so is the following information- for the new members of this blog:

          JC's family and friends had it right 2000 years ago ( Mark 3: 21 "And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.")

          Said passage is one of the few judged to be authentic by most contemporary NT scholars. e.g. See Professor Ludemann's conclusion in his book, Jesus After 2000 Years, p. 24 and p. 694.

          Actually, Jesus was a bit "touched". After all he thought he spoke to Satan, thought he changed water into wine, thought he raised Lazarus from the dead etc. In today's world, said Jesus would be declared legally insane.

          Or did P, M, M, L and J simply make him into a first century magic-man via their epistles and gospels of semi-fiction? Many contemporary NT experts after thorough analyses of all the scriptures go with the latter magic-man conclusion with J's gospel being mostly fiction.

          Obviously, today's followers of Paul et al's "magic-man" are also a bit on the odd side believing in all the Christian mumbo jumbo about bodies resurrecting, and exorcisms, and miracles, and "magic-man atonement, and infallible, old, European/Utah white men, and 24/7 body/blood sacrifices followed by consumption of said sacrifices. Yummy!!!!

          So why do we really care what a first century CE, illiterate, long-dead, preacher/magic man would do or say?

          December 3, 2013 at 11:19 pm |
        • Michael

          Thank you for posting your opinion.

          December 4, 2013 at 12:30 am |
        • Reality # 2

          As a good student, you have read the reiterations of the "fems" (flaws, errors, muck and stench) of religion. Therefore the seeds have been planted in rich soil. Go therefore and preach the truth to all nations, reiterating as you go amongst the lost, bred, born and brainwashed souls of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism as Rational Thinking makes its triumphant return all because of you!!!!

          Required reading before your journey:

          o 1. Historical Jesus Theories, earlychristianwritings.com/theories.htm – the names of many of the contemporary historical Jesus scholars and the ti-tles of their over 100 books on the subject.

          2. Early Christian Writings, earlychristianwritings.com/
          – a list of early Christian doc-uments to include the year of publication–

          30-60 CE Passion Narrative
          40-80 Lost Sayings Gospel Q
          50-60 1 Thessalonians
          50-60 Philippians
          50-60 Galatians
          50-60 1 Corinthians
          50-60 2 Corinthians
          50-60 Romans
          50-60 Philemon
          50-80 Colossians
          50-90 Signs Gospel
          50-95 Book of Hebrews
          50-120 Didache
          50-140 Gospel of Thomas
          50-140 Oxyrhynchus 1224 Gospel
          50-200 Sophia of Jesus Christ
          65-80 Gospel of Mark
          70-100 Epistle of James
          70-120 Egerton Gospel
          70-160 Gospel of Peter
          70-160 Secret Mark
          70-200 Fayyum Fragment
          70-200 Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
          73-200 Mara Bar Serapion
          80-100 2 Thessalonians
          80-100 Ephesians
          80-100 Gospel of Matthew
          80-110 1 Peter
          80-120 Epistle of Barnabas
          80-130 Gospel of Luke
          80-130 Acts of the Apostles
          80-140 1 Clement
          80-150 Gospel of the Egyptians
          80-150 Gospel of the Hebrews
          80-250 Christian Sibyllines
          90-95 Apocalypse of John
          90-120 Gospel of John
          90-120 1 John
          90-120 2 John
          90-120 3 John
          90-120 Epistle of Jude
          93 Flavius Josephus
          100-150 1 Timothy
          100-150 2 Timothy
          100-150 T-itus
          100-150 Apocalypse of Peter
          100-150 Secret Book of James
          100-150 Preaching of Peter
          100-160 Gospel of the Ebionites
          100-160 Gospel of the Nazoreans
          100-160 Shepherd of Hermas
          100-160 2 Peter

           4. Jesus Database, http://www.faithfutures.o-rg/JDB/intro.html –"The JESUS DATABASE is an online a-nnotated inventory of the traditions concerning the life and teachings of Jesus that have survived from the first three centuries of the Common Era. It includes both canonical and extra-canonical materials, and is not limited to the traditions found within the Christian New Testament."
          5. Josephus on Jesus mtio.com/articles/bis-sar24.htm
          6. The Jesus Seminar, http://en.wikipedia.o-rg/wiki/Jesus_Seminar
          7. http://www.biblicalartifacts.com/items/785509/item785509biblicalartifacts.html – books on the health and illness during the time of the NT
          8. Economics in First Century Palestine, K.C. Hanson and D. E. Oakman, Palestine in the Time of Jesus, Fortress Press, 1998.
          9.The Gn-ostic Jesus
          (Part One in a Two-Part Series on A-ncient and Modern G-nosticism)
          by Douglas Gro-othuis: http://www.equip.o-rg/articles/g-nosticism-and-the-g-nostic-jesus/
          10. The interpretation of the Bible in the Church, Pontifical Biblical Commission
          Presented on March 18, 1994
          ewtn.com/library/CURIA/PBCINTER.HTM#2
          11. The Jesus Database- newer site:
          wiki.faithfutures.o-rg/index.php?t-itle=Jesus_Database
          12. Jesus Database with the example of S-u-pper and Eucharist:
          faithfutures.o-rg/JDB/jdb016.html
          13. Josephus on Jesus by Paul Maier:
          mtio.com/articles/bis-sar24.htm
          13. http://www.textweek.com/mtlk/jesus.htmm- Historical Jesus Studies
          14. The Greek New Testament: laparola.net/greco/
          15. D-iseases in the Bible:
          http://books.google.com/books/about/The_d-iseases_of_the_Bible.html?id=C1YZAAAAYAAJ

          16. Religion on Line (6000 articles on the history of religion, churches, theologies,
          theologians, ethics, etc.
          religion-online.o-rg/

           17. The New Testament Gateway – Internet NT ntgateway.com/
          18. Writing the New Testament- e-xisting copies, o-ral tradition etc.
          ntgateway.com/
          19. JD Crossan's c-onclusions about the a-uthencity of most of the NT based on the above plus the c-onclusions of other NT e-xege-tes in the last 200 years:
          http://wiki.faithfutures.o-rg/index.p-hp?t-itle=Crossan_Inventory
          20. Early Jewish Writings- Josephus and his books by t-itle with the complete translated work in English :earlyjewishwritings.com/josephus.html
          21. Luke and Josephus- was there a c-onnection?
          in-fidels.o-rg/library/modern/richard_carrier/lukeandjosephus.html
          22. NT and beyond time line:
          pbs.o-rg/empires/pe-terandpaul/history/timeline/
          23. St. Paul's Time line with discussion of important events:
          harvardhouse.com/prophetictech/new/pauls_life.htm
          24. See http://www.amazon.com for a list of JD Crossan's books and those of the other Jesus Seminarians: Reviews of said books are included and selected pages can now be viewed on Amazon. Some books can be found on-line at Google Books.
          25. Father Edward Schillebeeckx's words of wisdom as found in his books.
          27. The books of the following : Professors Gerd Ludemann, Marcus Borg, Paula Fredriksen, Elaine Pagels, Karen Armstrong and Bishop NT Wright.
          28. Father Raymond Brown's An Introduction to the New Testament, Doubleday, NY, 1977, 878 pages, with Nihil obstat and Imprimatur.
          29. Luke Timothy Johnson's book The Real Jesus

          December 4, 2013 at 7:57 am |
    • midwest rail

      Michael, didn't you know ? lol?? fancies himself a knight-errant, tilting at the "socie" windmills in his mind and fighting the good fight. Only lol?? "gets it", HE has the true insight, the REAL inspired Christian doctrine belongs only to him....that is, if you believe misogyny, bigotry, arrogance, condescension and hatred are true Christian values. Apparently, he does.

      December 3, 2013 at 11:50 pm |
      • Michael

        Thank you , midwest rail. I think you've nailed lol?? perfectly.

        December 4, 2013 at 12:36 am |
        • lol??

          Nailing is popular with the socie mobs.

          December 4, 2013 at 5:30 am |
        • midwest rail

          With one short phrase, lol?? demonstrates the depth of his insanity. Comparing yourself and the criticism you so richly deserve here to the crucifixion ?? Delusional hubris of the highest order, but unsurprising.

          December 5, 2013 at 9:05 am |
  4. lol??

    CHURCH YAW?? What's wrong with this picture??

    December 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm |
  5. bonnie dilger

    If the Pope is preaching Marxism, then it isn't "pure," Rush. The Jesuits in El Salvador and Guatemala were called,"Marxist" also. Many paid with their lives during the bloody conflict in the regional war that lasted 36 years! As far as I could ascertain,, their only "great sin," was attempting to aid the poor. "No good deed will go unpunished." Rush, try and understand just a little of those whose opinions and philosophies are widely different than yours. Then visit these countries where blood shed and violence dominate the atmosphere, and then come back and tell us if your are of the same opinion.

    December 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm |
    • lol??

      The RCC didn't mind gnosticism because it fancied itself as the BIG TENT, gubmint supported of course?? Jesuits have families??

      December 3, 2013 at 9:54 pm |
      • Michael

        Thank you for confirming once again that you lack reading comprehension and only want to show your religious bigotry. The OP said nothing about families or Gnostics.

        December 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm |
    • Sara(swati)

      The problem is none of these folks will actually read Marx so they have no idea how silly they sound calling anyone who wants to help the poor Marxist.

      December 3, 2013 at 11:00 pm |
  6. lol??

    Hey socies, LUVERS of yaw, not only was Marx and Rush sons of pharisees and haters of the Spirit but so was Bill Gates!!

    December 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm |
    • Michael

      Thank you for confirming that you have no idea of the philanthropic nature of Bill Gates. Thank you for confirming that you would rather smear decent people than to actually live a Christ-like life.

      December 3, 2013 at 9:56 pm |
      • lol??

        Not a pwoblem.

        December 3, 2013 at 10:03 pm |
        • Michael

          Thank you for showing that you are a hypocrite. Thank you for being the reason people laugh at American "Christianity" and confirming the sobriquet "Ugly American".

          December 3, 2013 at 10:09 pm |
        • lol??

          Billy LUVS you.

          December 3, 2013 at 10:13 pm |
        • Michael

          Thank you for a reply that was short, sweet, and nonsensical.

          December 3, 2013 at 10:20 pm |
  7. socal71

    Maybe that explains why Obama likes him so much... Muslims do typically like christians, especially Catholics.

    December 3, 2013 at 9:33 pm |
    • Michael

      Thank you for confirming that you swallow Rush's tea and lies. Thank you fir confirming that stupid people vote for whomever St. Rush tells you to.

      December 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm |
      • lol??

        Confirmation musta really affected you.

        December 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm |
    • simplychris

      Its funny how some people let 3rd party opinions get them so worked up.
      Don't like the pope? Don't be catholic. Hate Obama? Don't vote for him. Do you think they care what you think of them?
      No. They have principals and goals, right or wrong, and are working to improve things.
      Get some and do something. My kids are more respectful.

      December 3, 2013 at 9:52 pm |
      • D Mowry

        Too bad Rush wasn't born in Nigeria, then he would learn what real poverty is. How well do you think his show, would sell there? Luck, is the biggest part of wealth. No matter how smart you are, where you were born, and who your parents are, are a couple things you can't control. "And far from having contempt for the poor, Jesus surrounded himself with the needy and challenged the excesses of the rich. “Blessed are you who are poor,” he said, “for yours is the kingdom of God. … But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort” (Luke 6:24)."

        December 3, 2013 at 10:36 pm |
  8. Michael

    Thank you for paranoically thinking everyone wants to send you anywhere. Thank you for amusing the masses with conspiracy theories.

    December 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm |
    • lol??

      Who Mikey, oh ye temple of doom??

      December 3, 2013 at 9:29 pm |
      • Michael

        Thank you for recognizing I was talking to you.

        December 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm |
  9. winchester74

    Rush Limbaugh is not human. He is actually a large rodent.

    December 3, 2013 at 9:12 pm |
    • danny

      True. Some zoos that have capybaras actually had to change their signs that used to say they were the largest and heaviest.

      December 3, 2013 at 9:26 pm |
  10. lol??

    Socies are sneaky.
    "..........unelected federal officials have now written 30 words of regulations for each word in the law. – See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/11588500-words-obamacare-regs-30x-long-law#sthash.HinXik4p.dpuf"

    December 3, 2013 at 8:54 pm |
    • Michael

      Thank you for confirming the GOTP are fascists wearing a flag and holding a cross.

      December 3, 2013 at 8:57 pm |
      • lol??

        Fascism is a striking political nomer . It alwayz applies to the udder guy.

        December 3, 2013 at 9:02 pm |
        • Michael

          Thank you for confirming you don't know what fascist means, either. Thank you for projecting your behavior onto others because you don't want to be alone.

          December 3, 2013 at 9:20 pm |
  11. Shine

    We all just need to get centered and sit and let our love go out toward Rush Limbaugh. Fill him with love and push out all the hate that holds him captive. Make him the Rush of Love.

    Love, love, love
    Love, love, love
    Love, love, love

    There's nothing you can do that can't be done
    Nothing you can sing that can't be sung
    Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
    It's easy

    Nothing you can make that can't be made
    No one you can save that can't be saved
    Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
    It's easy

    All you need is love
    All you need is love
    All you need is love, love
    Love is all you need

    Love, love, love
    Love, love, love
    Love, love, love

    December 3, 2013 at 8:45 pm |
    • jj

      LOL

      December 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm |
  12. lol??

    Don't get so wound up on Rush, lady socies. He is just a son of a pharisee like Marx.

    December 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm |
    • Michael

      Thank you for confirming once again that you don't know what Marxism, socialism means, or anything at all about women.

      December 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm |
      • lol??

        Can you be a little bit more concise??

        December 3, 2013 at 8:38 pm |
      • lol??

        Socies LUV 11,000 pages of health regs. Methinks they are wanna be pharisees. Nation of yaw and all.

        December 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm |
        • Michael

          Thank for confirming that you don't understand the written word, let alone the meaning of the words you do write.

          December 3, 2013 at 8:48 pm |
        • lol??

          Right and you wanna send me to a camp in Siberia to learn sum learnin'!! Call it campUS.

          December 3, 2013 at 8:59 pm |
        • Michael

          Thank you for paranoically thinking everyone wants to send you anywhere. Thank you for amusing the masses with conspiracy theories.

          December 3, 2013 at 9:28 pm |
  13. Deb

    Why do you even cover this idiot? He is known to say whatever will make the most noise and you've fallen for it. Why not be more of a real news organization?!!

    December 3, 2013 at 8:23 pm |
    • lol??

      Could it be the socies' pretend money??

      December 3, 2013 at 8:26 pm |
      • Michael

        Thanks for confirming your ignorance in following a proven liar.

        December 3, 2013 at 8:29 pm |
        • Observer

          Michael,

          Do you really care what someone says when he is so ignorant that he thinks ANYONE is impressed with redneck baby talk?

          December 3, 2013 at 8:32 pm |
        • lol??

          That's a new one on Jesus. Prove it.

          December 3, 2013 at 8:32 pm |
        • Michael

          Thank you for not following a simple thread about Rush, the proven liar. Thank you for confirming you lack reading comprehension in addition to not knowing a thing about socialism, Marxism, Catholicism, or the Pope.

          December 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm |
        • lol??

          Thanks Mikey, and you and yer mob power wanna educate me.Ever heard of Sodom and Gomorrah, with their Crips and Bloods??

          December 3, 2013 at 9:18 pm |
        • Observer

          Sodom is a good example of what the Pope is talking about. Its sin was GREED and not caring for others.

          December 3, 2013 at 9:32 pm |
  14. Gloria

    Jesus Christ is quoted in Matthew 19:24 "And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." Jesus clarified that, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Rush Limbaugh revealed which God he honors and which God he hates. Rush's loyalty is to the golden image and despises our creator, the true God. God gave man free will: Rush choose his free will to follow the golden calf, a flase God...Christians must follow the teachings of Jesus through our duty to be charitable and compasion towards those less fortunate.

    December 3, 2013 at 8:10 pm |
  15. lol??

    lol??
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    lol??
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    The RCC was fraudulent from its inception, errrrr immaculite conception. Ever heard of Simon the Sorcerer?? Being saved is Easy??

    December 3, 2013 at 7:54 pm |
    • Michael

      Thanks for sharing your religious bigotry three times now.

      December 3, 2013 at 8:16 pm |
      • lol??

        Bigots are fwaidy cats. That's why socies prefer mobs.

        December 3, 2013 at 8:19 pm |
        • Michael

          Thank you for admitting you're frightened and that you don't know what socialism means.

          December 3, 2013 at 8:26 pm |
  16. Anna

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeedE8vH1FQ
    d

    December 3, 2013 at 7:48 pm |
    • lol??

      Elevator muzak.

      December 3, 2013 at 7:54 pm |
  17. Vic

    God Bless The United States Of America

    December 3, 2013 at 7:33 pm |
    • The One True God

      Don't tell me what to do.

      December 3, 2013 at 7:34 pm |
      • Ken Margo

        I'm not telling, I'm asking. (Really I'm begging) Can you get rid of the tea party?

        December 3, 2013 at 7:38 pm |
      • Ken Margo

        What is your true position on abortion? When a woman miscarriage, is that your idea of an abortion? Religious whack jobs are against gays. Since you created them is that right? What about gay marriage? I'm tired of hearing people speak for you. I want to hear it from the man himself!

        December 3, 2013 at 7:42 pm |
        • Thalia

          God does not bless countries. He only blesses those that love him.

          December 3, 2013 at 7:45 pm |
        • fintastic

          god sounds like a self serving idiot.

          December 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm |
    • Thalia

      God does not bless countries.
      He only loves and protect those that love him.
      He can read hearts so better be sincere.

      December 3, 2013 at 7:47 pm |
      • Ken Margo

        So when people say "god bless america" god isn't paying them any attention? It's an individual thang?

        December 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm |
    • lol??

      1)God blesses families, not gubmints.
      2)USA, after the 17th amendment is just mob power elected by killer mommies and her kids the gang bangers.
      3)This applies to any people:

      Isa 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

      December 3, 2013 at 7:59 pm |
    • igaftr

      You mean God-less America...that way it truly is.

      December 4, 2013 at 10:34 am |
      • fintastic

        the way it SHOULD be!

        December 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm |
  18. Josh

    isnt worth any attention..mad statement from a well known mad man..

    December 3, 2013 at 7:31 pm |
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