Although a weapon like same-sex marriage able to jeopardize the existence of the world's largest religion sounds terrifying, the Vatican went a step farther and claimed the recent democratic vote in Ireland legalizing same-sex marriage is not only a clear and present danger to Christianity, it was a "defeat for humanity."
Recently, although Republicans love the Vatican's support for opposition to equal rights for women and the LGBT community, there has been growing enmity over the Pope's opposition to income inequality and anthropogenic climate change. The Pope finally went too far this past week when he failed to comply with Israel's agenda that Palestine will never be a sovereign state.
The Catholic Pope has garnered nothing but serious opposition and pushback from America's evangelical and Catholic Republican movement, and now the Koch brothers and their dirty energy cabal have joined what is developing into a dirty oil-evangelical war against Pope Francis.
Every time Republicans decry President Obama's economic policies as Marxist, socialist, or communist, they are in effect condemning the Pope, Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, and Jesus Christ.