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It Is Always About Your God

On September 24, 2015, the pope of the Roman Catholic Church spoke to the entire U.S. Congress in the House of Representatives chamber. He was received with ravishing applause, and as he spoke the then-Speaker of the House and top Republican leader John Boehner blubbered.

The very day after this event Boehner not only resigned his Speaker position but left the Congress all together. This was portrayed as nothing but a minor political calculation, something similar to "I want to spend more time with my family", and was summarily dismissed as of no matter by just about everyone.

I'm pretty sure I know why Boehner bolted, and while I'm pretty sure some could see this, I saw no one write or speak about it.

The pope, a seasoned Jesuit, very eloquently made the case that the U.S. government needed to get off its ass and start helping people more -- way more, because there was this disadvantaged person and that disadvantaged person and think of the suffering. Boehner simply…