Stephen Colbert, a lifelong Catholic, has a message for Pope Francis. He wants the Pontiff, who has been a leader in the fight against wealth inequality, to ask Congress to take money out of politics.
Colbert, who donned a full beard during the interview, spoke to the Catholic media outlet Salt and Light. Colbert has been trumpeting the cause of money in politics since he was on Comedy Central and he showed the country just how corrupt our system is by starting his own SuperPac. Now he wants the Pope to take on the fight, at least while he’s visiting the U.S. and while speaking before a joint session of Congress.
“The corrupting influence of money in politics because it reinforces not looking out for the poorest or the least of my brothers,” Colbert responded. “I think that’s the one they need to hear the most because until you can control the money you won’t control the message of Congress, and so you won’t get action from Congress that looks out for average people.”
Source: Raw Story
Colbert’s message for the Pope also includes getting religion out of politics, which might be a strange thing to ask of the Pontiff, but if there ever was a pope who might believe in the separation of church and state, it would be Pope Francis.
Here’s the video:
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