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Pope Francis is Tinker Bell for progressives

I’ve written about progressive Francis-mania before, but I worked out what it is this morning. To quote Tinker Bell from Peter Pan:

Every time someone says ‘I do not believe in fairies’, somewhere there’s a fairy that falls down dead.

It’s projection. If the media keep saying Francis is progressive, they hope he might actually become progressive.

Unfortunately, just as with faeries, the world doesn’t care what you believe.

We’ve now seen Francis supporting a campaign against gay rights in Malta, speaking out loudly against abortion and supporting an anti-abortion mass in Madrid.

Not to mention how his comments on gay people really don’t mean what the media think they mean.

But don’t let boring skeptical naysayers like me tell you that faeries don’t exist. If you keep saying that the pope is progressive, he’ll become your very own left-wing Tinker Bell. Repeat after me, journalists: “I believe in faeries!”