This afternoon, Erick Erickson, Editor-in-Chief of RedState.com, Tweeted what I consider to be yet another anecdotal example showing right-wing conservatives as the custodians of the pro-death party:
That lefties are accusing the new pope of handing over lefties to the right wing junta for execution makes me adore the new pope.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) March 13, 2013
Disturbingly (and unsurprisingly), this is the object of Erickson's utter delight:
The election of Pope Francis, previously Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has resurfaced a decades-old controversy surrounding the kidnappings of two Jesuit priests.Yes, progressives are concerned about Pope Francis' possible involvement in the abduction of two clergeymen for their charitable work with the poor.
Bergoglio was a high-ranking official in the Society of Jesus of Argentina when a military junta was installed in the South American country in 1976. According to the Los Angeles Times, priests Orlando Yorio and Francisco Jalics were kidnapped in May of that year by the navy. "They surfaced five months later, drugged and seminude, in a field," the Times reported. A 2005 lawsuit accused Bergoglio of unspecified involvement in the abductions. Reuters explains that "the military government secretly jailed [Yorio and Jalics] for their work in poor neighborhoods."
You know who's not concerned? Bible-thumping conservatives.
Because, you know, abductions are funny. And working with the poor...