The usual secular materialist swill that belches from the NYT has now been altered to give time to praise of the Pope’s leftist lean on enviro issues–or what they assume will be in the new encyclical.
Joe Bast comments. Marc Morano is quoted, from the Heartland group that went to Rome to object.
This stance has rankled some conservative Catholics, as well as climate change skeptics, who have suggested that Francis is being misled by scientists and that he could veer into contentious subjects like population control. Others have argued that papal infallibility does not apply to matters of science. In April, a group of self-described climate skeptics, led by the Heartland Institute, a libertarian group, came to Rome to protest.
“The Vatican and the pope should be arguing that fossil fuels are the moral choice for the developing world,” said Marc Morano, who runs the website Climate Depot and once worked as an aide to Senator James M. Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican and climate change skeptic.
I suppose this small mention in an article that quotes a half-dozen others falling all over themselves congratulating the pope and dismissing skeptics is better than a sharp stick in the eye… but just barely.