Sarah Palin has revealed that she is skeptical of the ‘liberal’ agenda that is being promoted by the new Pope, saying that she feels it is being influenced by the mainstream media.
‘I’m kinda trying to follow what his agenda is. You know he came out with a couple of things in the media but again I’m not one to trust the media’s interpretation of somebody’s message but having read through media outlets,’ the former Governor of Alaska said.
‘He’s had some statements that to me sound kind of liberal, has taken me aback, has kind of surprised me. There again, unless I really dig deep into what his messaging is, and do my own homework, I’m not going to just trust what I hear in the media,’ she said during an interview with CNN.
Pope Francis has won universal praise after taking over as the leader of the Catholic Church little over a month ago.
In addition to showing his compassionate side by blessing a man with a rare disease and indulging a playful orphan who stole the spotlight from him during a public service, the Pope has also called on Catholics to take focus away from controversial issues like gay marriage and abortion.
In one of his first interviews in office, Pope Francis scolded the Church for being too ‘obsessed’ on certain hard-line issues, and while the move was embraced by many, some conservatives were shocked by the move.
It comes as little surprise that Palin should be part of the latter group, as she is the champion of the Tea Party movement, many members of which are against gay marriage and abortion rights.