New Hampshire politician calls Pope ‘the anti-Christ’
A New Hampshire state representative has referred to the Pope as the “anti-Christ” on Facebook.
Susan DeLemus (Rep.) posted the comment Feb. 18 amid an apparent spat between Donald Trump and Pope Francis.
The vocal Trump supporter posted bible verses to her wall Thursday, under which another Facebook user asked her about the Pope.
“Did you happen to see what the Pope said about Mr. Trump? That he wasn’t a Christian all because he wanted to build a wall for our protection? The Pope is a disgrace!” Jesse James DeBord wrote.
“The Pope is the anti-Christ. Do your research,” DeLemus fired back.
Trump has vowed to build a wall spanning the U.S.-Mexico border and deport millions of undocumented immigrants from the U.S.
Last week Pope Francis, responding to a reporter’s question, said a policy on building walls is “not Christian.”
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DeLemus backtracked somewhat over the comments, telling Politico Monday she meant the papacy, not Pope Francis in particular.
“I was actually referencing the papacy. And what I wrote after that ‘do your research,’ if you read the Geneva Bible, which is the Bible I use when we study, the commentary is—actually by the founders of the United States actually, the Protestant Church—their commentary references the papacy as the anti-Christ,” DeLemus said.
She added she doesn’t expect Pope Francis “to start growing horns and a tail and start poking people.”
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