I have a question for you about the new Pope and his librul bias: how big a difference would it make politically if he got the Catholic Church in the US to stop acting like a wing of the Republican party?
In my view, the effect could be enormous. About 25 percent of Americans identify as Catholic and I have to believe that the constant hammering against reproductive rights and marriage equality, the threats to deny Democratic politicians communion and so on, could easily affect the vote of a reasonable proportion of American Catholics. I would not be surprised if 10% of American Catholics are affected in this way, which would make for a little over 2 percent of the American population.
I realize this is speculative, and that any change will be slow, but the eventual potential for change here is immense. If an enormous institution that currently devotes itself to hating gays and sluts started devoting itself to social justice…..