The Case Against Pope Francis: BEL's Pope List

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* The BEL Pope List at [Update: Dec. 24, 2020] Pope Francis has a warm place in his heart for homosexuality as...
- he went from his 2014 unloving and apathetic statement, Who am I to judge?
- to his 2016 apostolic exhortation urging greater acceptance of homosexuals
- to his 2018 "God made you like this and loves you like this and... the pope loves you like this"
- to the revelation that the perverse homoerotic 2019 Elton John biopic Rocketman was funded with a million dollars of Vatican funds.
- to his 2020 documentary appearance that led America's evangelist Franklin Graham to warn that Pope Francis is attempting "to normalize homosexuality".

[Our Pope List continues below.]

Many of our most popular radio programs and articles at Bob Enyart Live consist of the lists that we maintain online here at Today's program presents tough material to get through. You can easily share our Pope List below using our link. Over decades of broadcasting, we've noticed 1) Papal defenders claiming a "mistranslation" of the Pope's comments, and 2) as the Catholic Church adopted increasingly humanist, left-wing, and pro-homosexual ideology, that the most conservative Catholics would criticize the Vatican but defend the Pope. No longer. Many conservative Catholics are now recognizing Francis' own immorality, and very few would make the absurd claim that any of the items in our Pope List result from any mistranslation. For surely, one of the most horrific items in this list, the first, utterly condemns him:

- The first assignment that he gave to the teenage boys in his class in Argentina in 1964 was to read the writing of an openly homosexual author, and one of the boys in that class grew up to become one of Francis' many homosexual defenders. To BEL's knowledge, Francis has never repented from this very public sin. Sadly, it's not that Francis became the pope in spite of, but because of, his fondness for homosexuality.
- Fast-forward 57 years to 2021 when, according to the Vatican's own newspaper, this freak of a pope hung a painting behind his desk of a naked Jesus caressing the dead body of Judas. In addition to the pope's viciously evil efforts to sanctify Judas, really, this reminds us also of the Vatican's obsession, for centuries now, with naked men.
- A Chilean sexual abuse victim, who is now homosexual, claims that Pope Francis told him during their meeting at the Vatican the previous month that, "God made you like this and loves you like this and... the pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are." Juan Carlos' report is consistent with Francis' documented fondness for homosexuals. Actually though, it wasn't God, but pedophile priest Fernando Karadima, who made Carlos gay. Male homosexuals reproduce sexually by molesting boys. For his Jesus "made you a homosexual" slur against Christ, Francis has been accused of heresy even by very pro-Vatican sources.
- There is no such thing as Islamic terrorism he said, but global warming is real.

Pope Francis' favorite abortionist Emma Bonino
Pope's favorite abortionist Emma Bonino

- The Pope called his favorite abortionist, Emma Bonino, a "forgotten great", though she's spent decades promoting child killing, homosexuality, public nudism (of all things), pornography, the decriminalization of recreational drugs, no-fault divorce, transgenderism.
- The Pope endorsed Black Lives Matter a week into the George Floyd riots recklessly ignorning their widely publicized calls for dead cops, to eradicate the family, and to enshrine abortion. And even after the 2020 summer of BLM lawlessness, dead cops, arson, and indiscriminate violence, Francis never found the humility to withdraw his support.
- The Vatican flip flopped (thankfully) after wickedly siding in June 2017 with Europe's courts to prevent little Charlie Gard's parents from using the funds they had raised to give their son a non-invasive oral treatment that had helped some with related ailments. Britain's Supreme Court and the European Union's Court of Human Rights refused to allow the parents to take their son out of the hospital that was determined to only watch him die. Pope Francis through his morally-compromised "Pontifical Academy for Life" issued a statement agreeing with the courts. "We must… avoid aggressive medical procedures that are disproportionate to any expected results..." Must? Agressive? Really?
- By claiming that "in the light of the Gospel, the death penalty is inadmissible", the Pope rebuked Jesus for the Lord's support of the death penalty. But Francis himself is condemned by the teachings of the Lord, for Jesus said, "Why do you transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? For God commanded, saying '...let him be put to death.' But you say [insert Franics quote here]" (Mat. 15:3-4; Mark 7:8-11). The Apostle Paul volunteered support for execution: "If I am an offender or have committed anything deserving of death I do not object to dying" (Acts 25:11), and on God's principles of governence, "give place to wrath" for "the governing authorities" are "a terror... to evil" for the governing authority "is God's minister... for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil" (Rom. 12:19, 13:1, 3-4). And anyone guilty of a capital crime "dies without mercy" (Heb. 10:28). For the Apostle John wrote, "he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword" (Rev. 13:10). Etc. Thus Francis shows himself to be nicer than God.
- Mishandles abuse cases. Under his leadership, Denver's Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila continues to stonewall families of the victims of Fr. Neil Hewitt. Also, in March 2019 Francis refused the resignation of the French Cardinal convicted of covering up protest abuse. And the Pope elevated to the third highest position in the Catholic Church, Cardinal George Pell who mishandled abuse cases in Australia. Pell returned to Australia in 2017 to face his own sexual abuse charges. Survivor Marie Collins, a former advisor to Pope Francis, said that Pell should never have been given a Vatican job let alone made its chief financial officer. This was, "a slap in the face to all those he had let down so badly, not only victims but Catholic people who have spent years now hearing assurance from the Catholic Church that it is taking the issue seriously."
Bob Enyart's friends Ken & Jo get arrested peacefully protesting Pope Francis at the Vatican - Gets peaceful BEL protestors arrested. Ken & Jo Scott, touring Italy   with Bob, found out that they say in Italy, you can’t protest the pope. Bob debriefed the audience about this trip and the heartless way the Vatican treats their thousands of daily visitors, as though they were animals.
- Catholic group decries Pope Francis' refusal to oppose Planned Parenthood, his dismantling of the anti-abortion Academy of Life (but not because it wasn't anti-abortion enough), and he has done nothing to reverse the Catholic Church's support for politicians with "exceptions" (that is, who support the intentional killing of some innocent people) and as that immorality infects the whole church, increasingly now, from Archbishops to the Vatican itself, tragically, their own pronouncements are in defense of the killing of some children. "Exceptions" are a window to the soul, and in this case, to the soul of Pope Francis himself. For God looks at the exceptions. He didn't care about all the fruit Eve did not eat; nor did He mention all the women David did not violate; nor list the children whom Herod did not kill. God looks at the exceptions. Exception is a euphemism. A euphemism is the use of an inoffensive term for something offensive, such as terminate for murder. "Exception" is a euphemism for Pope Francis' hostility toward the child intentionally killed.
- Pope Francis, like us here at BEL, was asked whether he ever doubts God. Remember that the Pope warns of Nationalism: Bob Enyart commentsApostle Paul wrote that, "Whatever is not of faith is sin." Yet when asked if he ever experiences doubt Pope Francis said that his doubts leave him with momentary feelings of "emptiness", and, to paraphrase him, with ongoing feelings of superiority as he judgmentally claimed that those who don't occasionally doubt God remain "infantile" in their faith. So, practicing unbelief is a way to grow in one's faith? Meanwhile, when a well known agnostic asked Enyart this same question, Bob's reply led to the important article, On Doubt: What Does a Christian Doubt?, at
- When asked about homosexual priests, Francis responded, "Who am I to judge?", to which Enyart replied, "Well, for starters, you're the pope", and, "Would you have answered the same if asked about a priest's sexual attraction to children?", and, "Jesus taught that the covetous desire in the heart is sin regardless of whether it is acted upon." Contrast Pope Francis' judgment of calling it a "very serious sin" to dredge up old news scandals (sheesh!) whereas "Who am I to judge" regarding homosexuality. Hypocrite.
- Claims that "Poverty is the center of the Gospel" whereas of course, Christ's crucifixion for sin is the center.
- Pope says there is No Hell (finds himself in it).
- Pope Francis repeatedly paraphrases the Lord from Matthew 23:1-3 where Jesus used the term "Moses seat" as a place of honor, but the Pope uses it as a pejorative, which insult, intentional or not, gets noticed by leading rabbis.
- Patron Saint Judas of Pope's Peter's Pence: As reported in the Wall Street Journal, of the $55 million donated for "the poor" annually by Catholics, "most of that collection" goes toward "the Vatican's own administrative budget [and] as little as 10% is spent on charitable works..."
- Francis' Vatican uses "Peter's Pence" funds to invest more than a million dollars in a perverse Hollywood film. So the Vatican used funds raised ostensibly to help the poor to help produce the homoerotic Elton John biopic Rocketman with its reported graphic male sex scene.
- As an example of the church's long-standing anti-Semitism, the reformer Martin Luther became an extreme anti-Semite after growing up in a Catholic church that had been horrifically openly anti-Semitic throughout the previous 150 years. Thus every new insult against the Jews by Catholics or Protestants is terribly painful. In 2015 Pope Francis instructed Catholics to make no effort to convert Jews. Of course Catholic defenders will claim his motivation was pure, however as shown in our article, On the Jews who Reject Christ, Jesus emphatically taught that those who believed in Moses would believe in Him and that "whoever rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me."
- Eagerly affirms homosexual pair in Washington D.C. who stand against biblical marriage.
- Opposing a U.S. border wall, Francis maintains the Vatican largely encircled by steep walls except for St. Peter's Square which is protected by trained soldiers, the Pope's armed Swiss Guard, essentially his city-state's militia with submachine guns and a well-equipped arsenal.
- Relishes that the most well-known affirmation he gets from his home country is from the young teenager whom decades ago Francis introduced to homosexual literature. That young boy then grew up enslaved by the perversion of homosexual rebellion against Jesus teaching that, "from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female" (Mark 10:6).
- Criticizes capitalism (i.e., freedom) while preferring socialism and higher taxes on the wealthy, which of course promotes class envy, a violation of one of the Ten, by which God commands, "Do not covet thy neighbor's goods." And of course by socialism itself voters and governing officials violate God's enduring command, "Do not steal".

One of Bob's more pleasant debates: Bob Debates a Catholic
A pleasant BEL debate.

- Whereas Jesus speaks of the reality of enduring poverty, which is largely because of bad government, bad religion (like throughout predominantly Catholic Central and South America), drunkenness, immorality, and laziness, the Pope promotes wealth redistribution and covetousness as when he says, "restore to the poor what belongs to them."
- A couple months after his, "Who am I to judge," going even further in his comments on homosexual Catholics, Pope Francis bizarrely said, "It is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person."  This earned the Pope a place on our
- Then from his 2013 unloving and apathetic, "Who am I to judge?" about homosexuals and his, "It is not possible to interfere", in a 2016 "apostolic exhortation" the Pope urged greater acceptance of homosexuals no less. Tragically, this Pope and the Roman Catholic Church at large has catastrophically failed to learn the proper lesson of the priest molestation scandal which devastated thousands of families in the years following the acceptance of homosexuals in Catholic seminaries. Just Google: homosexuality in the seminary, etc.
- Francis, the most pro-homosexual Pope in history, replaced Pope Benedict who had abruptly resigned after the VatiLeaks homosexual and power struggle scandal rocked the Vatican.
- Bob Enyart vicariously debates the Pope (or, Vatican doctrine anyway) via a Roman Catholic in the BEL studio.