Seth Udinski, FISM News
President Joe Biden has come under harsh criticism for what many Roman Catholics, evangelicals, and conservatives alike see as grave hypocrisy. Biden is a self-proclaiming “devout” Roman Catholic, yet has thrown support behind several anti-Christian policies, including a defense for unrestricted abortion and the sexual revolution.
Many in Christendom will keep a close eye on the commander-in-chief on Oct. 29, when he is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis I. Many of the same critics of Biden have also scrutinized the Bishop of Rome for his lack of boldness in certain political and social issues compared to the vast majority of previous popes going back to the Roman Empire. While some have praised Francis for his progressive approach, others see imminent danger in his refusal to condemn certain practices as sin.
Last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki revealed some of the expected talking points of the meeting:
They will discuss working together on efforts grounded in respect for fundamental human dignity, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling the climate crisis, and caring for the poor.
None of these issues are problematic in themselves. However, it is curious and troubling that the issues for which Biden has been most criticized, such as his outright support of pre-birth infanticide, are not included in his talking points with the pope.
Biden will now come under further scrutiny over his COVID-19 pandemic talking point, as a controversial report came out of Washington over the weekend revealing that the President and the First Lady had defied mask mandates in the nation’s capital. Video shows the couple walking through a restaurant without wearing masks:
President Biden & First Lady Jill caught on video MASKLESS during dinner date at the upscale Fiola Mare restaurant in Washington, DC — in violation of the district's indoor mask mandate.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 18, 2021
Most people understand that it is not catastrophic for a person to take a mask off in a restaurant, as they will eventually do so to eat when the sit down. What is catastrophic is Biden’s blatant disregard for a law that his administration is enforcing in cities all across the country.
Pope Francis I and President Biden will meet at the Vatican for their scheduled meeting at the end of the month.