Appearing on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" Thursday night, The Progressive's editor Ruth Conniff broke down the reasons why Sarah Palin and the tea party seem to be feeling threatened by Pope Francis these days.
"I think conservative catholics are clearly struggling with the fact that the highest authority in the church is telling them that their message is wrong," she said. "Christianity is not -- the spiritual values of the Catholic church are not about bashing gay people and spreading hate and enriching the rich at the expense of the poor. In fact, quite the opposite. So, I think that's a struggle for people."
"But let's fact it... the conservatives in this country -- really not the conservatives but the rightwingers and the tea partiers -- have tried to say they have a monopoly on things like Christmas and freedom and religious values. That's just preposterous, it's not true."
This video is from MSNBC's "The Ed Show," aired Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.