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It's not nice to fool Mother Nature nor is it wise to play fast and footloose with the Holy See. He walks softly and carries a big stick. He's not someone who suffers fools and intolerance easily or without response. I gotta say, from an outsider, I like this guy. Add me to the list headed by Bill Maher who thinks the church made a good choice this time.

Pope Francis showed what he's made of on Monday when he took action against a conservative American cardinal who has been an outspoken critic of abortion and same-sex marriage. The Pontiff replaced Cardinal Raymond L. Burke from the Congregation for Bishops on a powerful Vatican committee with another American who is less identified with the culture wars within the Roman Catholic Church.

This action is seen by those inside the velvet church ropes to be a warning. There's a new sheriff in town and he's strong, compassionate, understanding and believes on lifting the church and all of it's congregants to new levels of humanity and humility. Two good "H's" to shoot for.

Ideology meet theology. Catholic Church meet the real world. There's plenty of changes coming, and there's plenty of room for them. Catholics all over the world have been yearning for a leader to take them into modern times and deal with contemporary issues. The pope can't do that alone. He's going to need allies and help.

To replace Cardinal Burke, Francis chose Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, an ideological moderate with a deep knowledge of the Vatican but also with pastoral experience. Father Reese noted that Cardinal Burke had been a leader of American bishops arguing that Catholic politicians who support abortion rights should be barred from receiving communion, while Cardinal Wuerl had taken an opposite tack.

The change in theocracy isn't just in replacing Pope Benedict XVI with Pope Francis, or Cardinal Burke with Cardinal Wuerl. The all-star team on the Pontiff's team has another new player in the fold.

The pope also removed Cardinal Justin Rigali, the former archbishop of Philadelphia, from the Congregation for Bishops. From his committee post, Cardinal Rigali has long been a crucial player in shaping the American hierarchy. He stepped down as archbishop of Philadelphia amid a scandal over his handling of priest abuse cases there.

And Francis reconfirmed the congregational posting for Cardinal William J. Levada, a former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Like Cardinal Wuerl, Cardinal Levada is considered a moderate.

So plow on Christian soldiers. You're building a good, strong team. And we owe a tip of the hat to your manager, Pope Francis.


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"Stuff happens. But take faith boys, We have come to save what’s left of Christianity."


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Please welcome back guest blogger, K.C. Boyd:

To: College of Cardinals, Vatican City, Italy

Re: Dominionist Community Says Move Over. Pastor John Christian Hillcox To Be Named Next Pope

The times, they are a changin’. For the first time since, get this, the MIDDLE AGES, the pope decided to leave his post.  Otherwise put, he threw in the towel. Abdicated. Jumpin’ Jehosophat!

Which is why, WE, God’s True and Only Christians, we see this abdication as a sign from on high.  As Dominionists, you know, we gotta tell you; it’s time for an earth-ending, rending-of-the-heavens Change. As in: Change You Can Really Believe In This Time. Meaning, when it comes to candidate selection, not election, of the world’s next pope, how’s about we go with the Real Thing?

Catholic, schmatholic we say. Whores of Babylon, more aptly put. The day has come to bow the head and bend the knee to the one and only John Christian Hillcox for Pope. Pardon us, you guys in the Vatican: after centuries of trying to get it right, you got it wrong, praised be He. Now it’s our turn.

War, while rampant and deadly throughout the centuries, never came close to producing The Final Showdown.  The Big Kahuna. The One. Not only that but all the while you were waiting for His return, your Catholic clergy-dudes consistently and organizationally chose to shower their anointing upon countless young lads across the globe to great and grave public shame and disgrace. In the final outrage, your Abdicator-In-Chief actually dared to openly flirt with Modernism by taking a little vaycay to Turkistan, land of the Infidels. Hey, anyone can see you’ve lost your way. Stuff happens. But take faith boys, We have come to save what’s left of Christianity.

We, American Dominionists, are the light and the hope in this dark, amoral mess of a world and we promise, there’ll be no hiding that light under the proverbial bushel basket. Because, fellow travelers, the time has come for US to take Dominion. To take Dominion over businesses and bankers, over government offices and elected officials. To rid the earth of that pesky One-World United Nations. To take back the Jew-controlled media and its pornographic entertainment industry. And when it comes to today’s public education system with its mandate to homosexualize our young, BAM!. . .  consider it gone, replaced by proper Christian schools that will teach from the One True Text.

As for today’s modern “family” rife with same-sex abominations and femi-nazi dominatrixes, we’ll restore that sacred cow of an institution back to God’s intended unit of male dominance and female submission. We know you meant to do that but hey, you never did get to it, did ya? Lastly, hate to break the news , but we’re gonna have to put an end to the stranglehold you Catholics have held over Christianity.

Take heart; we’ll spread the Good News, but that means OUR news, not yours. Otherwise put, we will shake things up until we finally have a world worth saving, a world of True Believers.  You’ve had your day. It’s our turn now.

To conclude:, We, as God’s True Chosen , hereby select Pastor John Christian Hillcox of The Male Headship Church in San Antonio, Texas as the Last and Final Pope.

 Novelist K.C. Boyd is the author of the viral sensation, Being Christian: A Novel. According to Mikey Weinstein, President of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, "Boyd created a story so riveting that not only could I not put it down, but upon finishing it, I found myself, like an addict, craving more.