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So Pope Francis has really got the media machine moving... merely because he exists.
I understand that a lot of it has to do with tapping into your expanded bases while leaving the ones that aren't working anymore, and that I shouldn't really be too surprised by how the Catholic PR machine but it's really infecting everything else.
Mostly; he's said he isn't judging gay people (and that was immediately corrected to "What I really meant was nothing." and even before that it was still a "So come on down, convert and be straight!" situation), still doesn't believe women have a place in the Catholic church, still believes divorce is not that much of a gray area as all marriages can work out or something and as the pièce de résistance, says individual Catholic churches should deal with their own pedophilia issues because Vatican City isn't an authority on them (but it's okay that they receive such cases and then cover them up instead of reporting them).
I'm just honestly very sick of all this. I mean, Rolling Stone put him on their cover and that wasn't too bad since they'll do anything but TIME did too and I kind of like my PR propaganda pop-tart-ey and not dangerous.