Frank Gaffney: Pope Francis Has ‘Anti-American’ Views, President Obama ‘Hostile To This Country’

Frank Gaffney, the head of the Center for Security Policy, alleged in a radio interview last week that President Obama and Pope Francis are both in cahoots with Islamists to promote an “anti-American” agenda.

Gaffney told Indianapolis radio host Greg Garrison on Friday that the “red-green axis” of Islamists and progressives are working toward the “common purpose” of “taking down our country.”

Garrison alleged that President Obama doesn’t care about people saying “death to America” in Iran. “‘Death to America’ is a thing that is apparently meaningless to President Obama or something that in some sense of the word he’s kind of okay with,” he said.

“Yeah, that’s the scary part,” Gaffney said, “is that it sure sounds as though it isn’t fighting words for sure and, if it’s not something he actually endorses, and I shudder to think of that, he certainly isn’t doing anything to discourage it. To the contrary, what we’re watching him do is, as you said, emboldening folks who feel this way and empowering them to believe that they will be able with impunity not just to chant that sort of thing but to act on it.”

Earlier in the interview, Gaffney took on Pope Francis’ comments about the southern border wall, saying that the pope is “very much imbued” with “the sort of revolutionary, social justice, liberation theology agenda of the Jesuits of Latin America.”

That theology he said, is “rabidly anti-American” and “is increasingly an incitement to people to act against this country, including our sovereignty and our security, notably that extravaganza at the border.”

“But I’m sorry to say that I think this is in the service of people who are very much hostile to this country,” he said, “and whether that’s the Obama administration or whether that’s the enemies external to this country, they’re benefiting from his lending a patina of religious authority to what they’re about.”