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Rush Limbaugh denounces Pope Francis over "pure Marxism"

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The religious right continues to struggle with the fact that it is impossible for them to be model Christians while simultaneously being greedy bastards.

So much so that, when Pope Francis (a real Christian) denounced the "idolatry of money," (as the Bible does several times), Rush Limbaugh denounced him as a Marxist.

"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 specifically criticized 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," said Limbaugh. "He says that the global economy needs government control."

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

Back in that thing called reality that Limbaugh detests so much, the Pope actually had said such a thing just a few years ago.

In 2009, Benedict XVI, Francis' predecessor, in an official church document called an encyclical, called for "a political, juridical and economic order" that would "manage the global economy."

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