As it turns out, you can’t be a firearms manufacturer or investor and a Christian, at least according some politically charged comments made by Pope Francis Sunday.
Pope Francis addressed the young people during a speech about war, trust, and politics, explaining that Christians can’t claim to trust God with one hand, while building weapons with the other.
“If you trust only men you have lost,” Pope Francis told the young people “It makes me think of… people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit of distrust, doesn’t it?”
The Pope also touched on World War II and the failure of the world powers at the time, asking why they didn’t destroy the railroads leading to the concentration camps.
“The great powers had photographs of the railway routes that the trains took to the concentration camps, like Auschwitz, to kill the Jews, and also the Christians, and also the Roma, also the homosexuals,” said Pope Francis. “Tell me, why didn’t they bomb [those railroads]?”
Pope Francis did not reference any Scripture to back up his claims.
(This article was submitted by freelance writer Brent Rogers)