Whoopi Goldberg Slams Pro-Life Pope Francis, Says There’s “Nothing in the Bible About Abortion”

National   Scott Whitlock   Sep 22, 2015   |   5:22PM    Washington, DC

The hosts of The View on Tuesday ranted about Catholicism, the Pope and his visit to America. Whoopi Goldberg, offering her thoughts on the faith, complained about Pope Francis ciscussing abortion: “Well, there’s nothing in the Book that says anything about abortion. Let’s make sure of that. The Ten Commandments are the Ten Commandments. There’s only ten.”

One might argue she forgot the Sixth Commandment: “Thou shall not kill.” Apparently, starring as a nun in Sister Act made Goldberg an expert. The entertainer attempted to explain why some conservatives have issues with the current Pope: “The objection to him, if I may, is that people feel, or some of the staunch Catholics feel that he’s too loose….If you’re gay, God hates you. They want to keep that going.”

Speaking of Pope Francis, Joy Behar sneered, “No matter how compassionate he is, he still follows the rules of the church, anti-choice, anti-birth control, anti-divorce. Women can’t be in the priesthood.”

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It was left to new host — and practicing Christian —- Paula Faris to say of Francis: “He’s still standing by his values because he doesn’t think those change. They don’t change with the wind, like the culture does. He’s doing it with compassion.”

As to Goldberg’s claim about the Bible, there’s also Job 31:15: “Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?” and Jeremiah 1:5: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.”

A partial transcript of the September 22 View segment is below:

11:06

[Discussing Pope Francis.]

JOY BEHAR: What is the objection to him?

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: The objection to him, if I may, is that people feel, or some of the staunch Catholics feel that  he’s too loose. They want to keep it — if you’re a divorced person you can’t get any sacraments. If you’re gay, God hates you. They want to keep that going and I think his feeling is, like, “You’re missing the point. We are a religion that is supposed to be about forgiveness and understanding. If we’re always pointing the figurer and say you don’t matter and you don’t matter, you don’t matter, petty soon won’t nobody matter.

BEHAR: So, when they insinuate religion —

PAULA FARIS: But I still think— I think the overarching word and one word to describe this Pope is compassionate. He still stands about his convictions. He still says the Bible is the same yesterday, today and forever. It does not change and most Christians believe that. The culture can change, our belief system can change. But the one thing that doesn’t change is the word of God. But the way you approach it with Christianity is compassion. And they’ll know your Christians by your love for one another.

BEHAR: No matter how compassionate he is, he still follows the rules of the church, anti-choice, anti-birth control, anti-divorce. Women can’t be in the priesthood.


FARIS: Joy, I want to come back. You said he’s still pro-life and you listed a couple of other things. But don’t you think what makes him so unique? He’s still standing by his values because he doesn’t think those change. They don’t change with the wind like the culture does. He’s doing it with compassion.

GOLDBERG: Well, there’s nothing in the Book that says anything about abortion. Let’s make sure of that. The Ten Commandments are the Ten Commandments. There’s only ten. Only ten.

LifeNews.com Note: Scott Whitlock is a news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing writer to NewsBusters, its blog where this item first appeared. Scott’s blogs have been featured in the “Inside Politics” section of the Washington Times and linked to on the Drudge Report. He is a graduate of George Mason University. This originally appeared at Newsbusters.

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