Pope Francis’ embodiment of Christian dogma evokes fear and outrage from some followers. His proclamation that he has no place judging homosexuals who seek God represents an understanding and acceptance of human diversity and the unifying force of a Christian path to find God. However, fearful followers equate this display of Christ-like compassion with the decimation of conservative Christian principles supporting exclusivity and disdain.
Moreover, by recognizing unconstrained capitalism as a cause of exclusion and inequality, Pope Francis demonstrates the applicability of biblical passages that consider greed and excessive wealth as inappropriate. However, to angry followers, this threatens their own consciousness concerning the insatiable desire to make more money. As a result, they designate Francis a Marxist. Francis embodies the compassion taught by Jesus Christ, and remarks that although he is not a Marxist, Marxists, too, can be good people.
Tal Berman, Miami