Francis Strategically Substitutes Word “Environment” For “Abortion” At Public Address At White House

September 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Politics

Credit: Malacañang Photo Bureau

Credit: Malacañang Photo Bureau

In a strategic attempt to speak about abortion at the White House without being “lambasted” by the media Wednesday, Pope Francis spent the majority of his time substituting the words “environment” and “climate change” for the actual subject of his address: abortion.

“It seems clear to me that abortion, I mean climate change, is a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation,” Francis said, catching his gaffe, the first of many, during the talk. “Mr. President, I find it encouraging that you are proposing an initiative for reducing abortions, excuse me…that is, air pollution,” Francis said. “Accepting the urgency, it seems clear to me also that killing babies in the womb, sorry, I had a long flight…I meant climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation.”

Francis twice quoted his own encyclical on the environment, which many believe was actually an encyclical on abortion.

“When it comes to the care of our ‘common home’, which is not unlike that of a womb if you kinda think about it, not that I’m talking about abortion right now, of course, we are living at a critical moment of history,” he said. “We still have time to make the changes needed to bring about an end to this genocide…excuse me, did I say genocide? Weird. By genocide, I meant, a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change. Such change demands on our part a serious and responsible recognition of the kind of world we may be leaving to our children. Children that are procreated from the love of a man and a woman, and that are defenseless inside their mother wombs and should be protected from abor…climate change.”

  • I would like to laugh.

    • Brandon B

      Well, if you would like to, I recommend you do so.

  • josmart

    If only. I too want to laugh.

  • Maggie

    Climate change seems more important than addressing the murder of the unborn and the souls going to hell because of it.

  • Jim

    Unfortunately, due to some new split-second on-air editing technology, every one of the pope’s gaffes was seamlessly removed. First air conditioning, now on-air editing! What’s next? It just makes you want to stomp your carbon footprint.

    • Hotrod1962

      The pope talking about climate change……where is the tranquilizing squad from the Swiss Guard when you need them?

  • Sr. Mary Brigid

    Sorta like the way the bishops substituted “contraception” for “family”, right?

  • If we have enough abortion, we won’t have a future generation, so climate change won’t be a problem for a future generation, or something like that.

  • Elliot

    This satire is too rich..I love Eye of the Tiber. But in all seriousness, the Pope’s focus on this trip is worrying. The mainline Protestant churches have decimated themselves ever since they decided decades ago that their mission would be to spread the ‘social gospel’ instead of the real one. Your Holiness, the position of the Pope is not that of Chief Spokesperson for Society, but Chief Shepherd of the Catholic Church. If you somehow think the mission of the Catholic Faith is to usher in Heaven on Earth, you will end up bettering neither, and in fact risk the salvation of many souls.

    • Lee Bacchi

      Elliot — check out the words of the Pater Noster: Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

      • Anthony Zarrella

        Yes, Lee – “Thy Will be done”. In other words, what’s most important to God should be most important to us.

        Now, who here thinks that God finds “climate change” or the preservation of the habitat of the Yellow-Bellied Southeastern Reticulated Boll Weevil more important than even a single human life, inside or outside the womb?

  • Monk

    This will surely stir up the conspiracy theory and secret bible code crowd.

  • Phil

    Like everyone else, I interpret everything the pope says through the lens of American politics. Seems to be working pretty well.

  • samton909

    Actually, in the slang of Buenos Aires, the words environment and abortion are almost exactly the same, so this is just a translation problem.

    • AnnPelham

      I don’t think Lunfardo has similar sounding words for those two.

  • Johanne Brownrigg

    Nailed it! You’re saying it all

  • Maggie Sullivan

    It’s pretty clear…Francis would rather save a tree than save a baby.