By Elaine Magliaro
First, we had the dumbass senator from Oklahoma James Inhofe suggesting that Pope Francis should butt out of the debate on climate change. Now we have a dumbass Fox News personality claiming that the Catholic pontiff is “the most dangerous person on the planet.”
On Tuesday night’s episode of The Five, the panel discussed the pontiff’s leaked encyclical that warns of “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” unless drastic changes to lifestyle and energy consumption are made globally.
During the discussion, co-host Greg Gutfeld accused the pope of having a “Marxist” background and Malthusian belief system. Gutfield said, “The most dangerous person on the planet is someone who is seeking strange new respect from their adversaries. And that is what the Pope is doing…He doesn’t want to be your grandfather’s pope, he wants to be a modern pope. All he needs is dreadlocks and a dog with a bandana and he could be on Occupy Wall Street.”
Gutfield also said: “He is a Malthusian. He is in bed with Malthus. He believes that the Earth is overpopulated… and remember he said Catholics have to stop breeding like rabbits? Do you remember where that came from? That’s a Malthusian belief. And Malthusians believe that the Earth is overpopulated and it would be nice if there were a few billion people less. How does that happen? Global warming.”
Fox News Host Attacks Pope Francis For Addressing Climate Change
Greg Gutfeld: “The Most Dangerous Person On The Planet” Is Someone Seeking Respect From Their Adversaries “That Is What The Pope Is Doing” (Media Matters)