How does a Catholic, climate-denying Republican congressman deal with the Pope’s coming to Capitol Hill to talk about climate change?
If he’s Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, he writes a letter saying that he’s not going to attend. He also says that Pope Francis should instead talk about ISIS and persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Because if you claim to know more about science than scientists, why not just go all the way and say you know more about the papacy than the Pope?
There’s a word for that kind of thinking: heresy. It used to get people burned at the stake.