Shameful: Pope Francis I sends first tweet as @Pontifex, attracts ‘Kill yourself’ death wishes and hate

Pope Francis tweeted his first tweet as @Pontifex after his first Angelus this morning.

Pope Francis’ first tweet has over 13,000 retweets and counting.

Sadly, yet predictably, vicious hate started pouring in immediately. Ah, the “tolerance” on display, once again.


Bingo. Of course, Pope Francis loves them and always will. They can’t understand that, what with being consumed by hate and all.


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  • comfypaws


  • Brett McMicken

    liberalism: the religion of tolerance

    • TugboatPhil

      Brett, no sarc tag necessary. These vile lumps of human debris need to be first in line for the post-natal abortions that we know are hidden somewhere in Obamacare.

    • Karl Winrich

      libs tolerate it as long as it’s not being practiced.

    • V the K

      Interesting that the preferred epithet is a slur against Teh Gheys.

      Three guesses what word they would have used if the new Pope were African.

      Hang tough, Francis. “It gets better.”

    • Timothy Rea

      Liberalism; The religion of clues cataclysmic ignorance.

  • stellatruman

    I don’t have a twitter account , nor will I. It is one hateful place

    • nc

      I’m with you.

      • Patrick Dennehy

        @stellatruman:disqus Yep same.

    • $27789750

      I have one and very occasionally use it. My gripe with Twitter is that it is now distilled into just another talk outlet for celebrities,,,as if they needed another. Guess that’s why I feel uncomfortable there as well as the impression that it’s throwing pebbles into the Grand Canyon for everyday folks. Ego trip for the already rich and famous. Far prefer the less grandiose blogs.

    • Craig Clark

      Twitter is good if you use it the right way. I follow restaurants, local sports and special events, community organiztions, like the park and rec , a few news organizations. It’s great to find out what is going on in town.

    • pajamakat

      I don’t have one either and I agree with you. Those tweets are disgusting. There is just no decency at all anymore. I used to think that these “people” wouldn’t speak this way to his face. Now I have my doubts. I believe they would spit in his face.

    • Spatial Awareness

      Twitchy shows me who to preemptively block. ~_^

    • Brian Roastbeef

      Only going to stay that way if we avoid it… Just my opinion, but I think it’s better to join in and make it a better place. Pope Francis can’t be the only good guy on there.

  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Pope Francis looks to be a wonderful man with great humilty and wisdom.

    So, naturally, he attracts hate from the extreme sickos.

  • Kevin

    There is a sad sense of irony that hateful personal attacks are directed at the leader of a religion whose founding teacher’s message was to condemn the sin, but love the sinner.

    • capisce

      Tears and accolades for Hugo Chavez, vile sewage directed at a man of God.

      • Brian Roastbeef

        Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter. – Isaiah 5:20

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    For all the good in this world done by the Roman Catholic Church, these troll clowns overlook all of it, and only see the scandal; to you trolls, I say “Let he who is without Sin amongst us cast the first stone….” With REAL PROOF, not Insults and Obscenities! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Sons Thunder

      What other multi-billion dollar corporation that engaged in child-rape on all seven continents would you be willing to forgive?

      This wasn’t some sort of one-time deal involving one ‘bad apple’ priest.

      Of course, sexual abuse isn’t just a problem in the Catholic Church.

      • IBXNJ

        There are MANY more cases of child sexual abuse among PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS!!!!

        • pajamakat

          How about Islam ?? Any takers on the “religion of peace”?

        • Sons Thunder

          Worldwide or U.S. only?
          Overall or per-capita?
          Are superintendents moving abusive teachers to other school districts and handling the problem ‘in-house’ or reporting the abuse to authorities?

          • Nan

            It’s called passing the trash and they do it all the time.

          • VerminMcCann


            With information as readily available as it is today, there is no excuse for your kind of ignorance.

        • truckee22

          Keep beating that dead horse. I think there is a bit of flesh left on those bones.
          How long are you going to hang on to the past? Hasnt the church done enough to deal with it already? I guess not for you and the rest of the catholic haters out there.

  • ClinkinKY

    If only Catholics could be as tolerant of others as atheists, Muslims, etc are…/extreme sarcasm (and I’m not Catholic)

  • Guest

    Perhaps Catholics need to reclaim the phrase ‘noh8’ so that hatred becomes again unjustified. why should hatred be used against Catholics like this? is hatred ever justified or should we be looking for forgiveness? Catholics love the sinner but h8 the sin. Atheists and proponents of SSM seem to only H8, how very ironic.

  • Scott Carroll

    These people are idiots. I wouldn’t get on Pope Francis bad side. From what I understand he has friends in high places.

  • NRPax

    The funny part is that when he passes away, more people will remember him than the idiots on Twitter.

  • MohammedTheTeddyBear


    • $23629333

      I suspect that – once it happens the first time – we’ll see something of a trend. Of course, it could just be wishful thinking on my part.

    • DavidKramer

      Fatwa ordered in 3, 2, 1…!

      edit to add…………or lock and load.

      • MohammedTheTeddyBear


  • Jack Deth

    The left gets so, so, so disgustingly upset when they feel threatened. And they seem to feel threatened by everything.

    The Catholic church is not going to change drastically or dramatically any time soon.

  • Richard Jefferies

    John Gabriel’s Internet Douchebag Theory in full effect. I’m surprised nobody called him a Nazi. I’ll have to go look at the Twitter feed, someone had to have broken Godwin’s Law by now.

    i wonder if the same tweeters had similar scornful remarks for Mel Menendez? I know, I know, stop the exercises in futility.

  • TugboatPhil

    What is lost on these cretins (apologies to actual residents of Crete) is that most of the sexual assaults were man on teen boy, and it was known at the time that a large number of homosexuals were being ordained. You’d think the left would be OK with that. I thought it was a plank in the DNC platform.

    • NRPax

      Nice to know I’m not the only one whose made that observation. Thanks!

    • Sons Thunder

      Wow – upvotes for pro-child rape comment! Stay classy, Twitchy!

      • $23629333

        Is this yet another of Kathleen Parker’s handles?

      • TugboatPhil

        Your interpretation skills would have been useful at Pravda.

    • $23629333

      I remember – a long time ago – doing research on the subject of deviancy, and – while doing so – running across literature about and from so-called “boy lovers.” These guys admitted that they – wanting to pass as “normal,” and having zero interest in females – entered the priesthood so that they could remain single without raising suspicions. The access to choirboys was just a bonus.

    • Erik

      Nowhere in scripture is an elder or pastor or priest required or even requested to be unmarried. Let the poor guys have a wife. Problem all but solved.

      • Nan

        Right. Jerry Sandusky would never have abused those boys if football coaches were allowed to be married. Oh, wait, doesn’t he have a wife and kids?

  • aliwilcox

    The awful tweets from these people from around Europe and the USA sound like the stuff that came out of Linda Blair’s mouth in The Exorcist. It wouldn’t matter who was Pope–this all comes from a hatred of catholic christians, first and foremost. The more hatred I hear, the more I want to shout, “I forgive you.”

  • Patrick Dennehy

    Predictable. I don’t even bother…I continue to promote and do my best to live a life of Temperance, Humility, Chastity, Charity, Diligence, Kindness and Forgiveness; with Faith Hope and Love. If you want to hate me for it, go ahead…

    • Erik

      Patrick, people seldom hate the false. The truth is offensive to almost everyone. If you’re not attracting hatred, you’re doing it wrong. Keep the faith Brother. “If they hate you, remember, they hated me first.” J.C.

      • Patrick Dennehy

        I am not saying people actually hate me personally. People do tend to get annoyed when you hold yourself to a standard. They feel that you are elitist, even though I try to remain humble and remain self-effacing; Christ gets all the credit.

  • Timmmmm

    Good god it has really come down to this? I am not Catholic and I am offended that these morons would say such things to the new Pope. What goes around comes around….

  • almarquardt

    We can easily judge a man’s goodness and faith more by his detractors than his followers (because the world hates us). Looking at it that way, Pope Francis is obviously the right man at the right time.

  • Shannon

    There is a very fine line between being “edgy” and just being intolerable and stupid. Nearly all of the pictures from the above posts seem to be teenagers. And you know how wise THEY are.

  • Paul F. Roper

    There’s nothing like the electronic mask of twitter anonymity to bring out the classy types. Cowards one and all, I’d call them stupid, but I don’t want to insult stupid people. No one is asking any of them to believe, I wonder if they offer the same insightful comments to other religions, or leaders…probably not, they are cowards after all.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Oh look! Yet another Twitchy post denouncing nobodies on Twitter. Ho-hum.

    • roccolore

      I wonder if you’re brave enough to mock some Muslim cleric, especially one that advocates killing gays and stoning rape victims.

      • Faye Valentine

        Don’t forget pedophilia!

        • JoeMyGodNYC

          Speaking of Rome…

          • Faye Valentine

            I wasn’t talking about Rome. I was taking about the Koran, where Muhammed has sex with a 9 year old. Due to that, it’s a pretty acceptable practice in most Muslim countries. At least it’s still against the law in Rome, partner. 😉

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        Where in my comment did I mock anybody other than the editors of Twitchy? Not that I’m the slightest bit hesitant to mock the baby-raping Christers of Rome or any other superstition.

    • Sons Thunder

      Yup – based on the comments to this story. you could nutpick and write a post about Michelle Malkin and her defense of child-rapists.

      • roccolore

        You Democrats are the party of NAMBLA. You oppose Jessica’s Law.

    • $23629333

      The under-employed realtor and thespian from Chicago has not joined us for a long time. At least not using his real name.* Methinks he has a new handle.

      (* ordinarily, I would salute the courage of someone willing to visit sites like this using his/her real name. However, when it’s done by an egomaniac who simply wants to score points with his portside friends, I’m not impressed.)

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        I’m not a realtor nor an actor. Only been to Chicago once and that was 15 years ago.

    • J. Cox

      OH Look..another post by a nobody reading tweets from nobodies because his life is so useless unless he trolls.

      BTW…I know you really want to throw out some degrading comments,but you being a witless nobody can’t find the stones.Now go back to your nobody world and stay away from reading comments from nobodies.

      In other news..whiner whines about people whining about whiners.

  • roccolore

    The fascist Democrats would never do this to the Grand Mufti of Mecca. Of course, Democrats are anti-Christian.

  • Randy C. Lindsey

    Pax vobiscum.

  • descolada9

    Somehow the fact that less than 1% of all priests, monks and nuns in the world committed pedophilia somehow makes them all guilty of such? But the Catholic church didn’t properly prosecute, etc., the perps? Have you looked at your own govt lately? Have you seen how many judges have allowed rapists, robbers, etc., to walk? btw, this is what happens when you allow homosexuals into the priesthood.

    • Sons Thunder

      More upvotes for child rape defenders! Twitchy must be a front organization for NAMBLA.

      • truckee22

        What would satisfy you? Should the church be disbanded? How about we execute those who were found guilty? Tell me, what would satisfy the catholic haters out there, like yourself. I bet nothing that the church could have done would satisfy you, and if it wasnt this, you would find some other excuse to “justify” your obvious hatred towards the catholic church.

      • TugboatPhil

        Child rape defenders are in the ACLU and DNC.

      • Rich Horton

        You’re an idiot. As a group Catholic priests are far less likely to abuse children than high school teachers. Why don’t you go bother them with your blather?

        • IBXNJ

          Teachers have tenure and a union

  • meeester

    I wonder if a history of vile tweets could be used as evidence of mental incompetence regarding the ability to buy a gun.

  • traci7874

    whatever happened to if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything?

  • JR48

    Useless assholes.

  • BabyMal

    I know you guys say that Twitter is forever, and St. Peter’s gonna be reading and cataloging this stuff when these cretins reach the pearly gates.

  • audieho

    Let’s keep in mind who Liberals really are: Democrats. Aren’t they so tolerant? Bless their heart.

  • Lucia826

    The Holy Father has faced more demons than those pathetic demonic haters on Twitter. He has cradled the dying, washed AIDS patients, stood for righteousness for the poor. You know they used to call St. Francis of Assisi crazy, until…

  • $23629333

    Some day, Catholics will respond in a fashion similar to members of the Religion of Peace. When that does happen, I will have to dig deep into my piggy bank on behalf of the defense fund, and make known my availability for jury duty.

  • edjuk8

    I am beyond disgusted that these scumbags use the ‘c’ word as if it’s normal speech. What has happened to civility in any shape or form?

    • Joseph A White

      Liberalism has happened, Amy.

  • Erik

    I have never been comfortable with some of the Catholic doctrines, but WOW…some of these death wishes and name calling Tweets are really bad. Prayers for strength for Francis !!!

  • Adam Johnson

    Again, Liberals using slurs to insult someone who is not “diverse”. How many times did we see Ann Coulter called sexist names because of a fake story about her refusing to fly with a black pilot. So it’s okay for these people to say “faggot” because the Pope isn’t as “liberal” a thinker as they are?

  • Bolt Upright

    Liberals can not help, but make themselves easier to identify. And once they are identified, well, I’ll leave it at that.

  • ozconservative

    Cockroach. An appropriate tag for someone who is undoubtedly a liberal.

  • waltzingmtilda

    Ugh. I couldn’t read this article. I just don’t want to know. It makes me want to cry.

  • DavidKramer

    Liberalism…………..Islam…….beginning to see the correlation? Two ideologies based on fascist control. All other ideologies must be destroyed in their eyes.

  • KansasGirl

    Such lost souls.

  • roccolore

    I guarantee you that liberals wouldn’t be brave enough to hurl death threats at the Grand Mufti of Mecca.

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos are bloodthirsty. Here is more proof.

  • disqus_FlD2VMR2RJ

    Look at how many of the angry tweets are from teenage douchebags. Give them time to mature int either responsible adults after their teenage angst is over or adult douchebags who still have the emotional maturity of a teenager.

  • Mixie

    Please pray for me Pope Francis I

  • Timothy Rea

    This is the first “tweet” that I have ever read. Don’t have an account. After reading a few responses, this will be my last.

  • Guest

    Planned Parenthood’s abilities are overrated,
    they clearly failed to abort the mutated rejects,
    such as those posting vile comments above.

    What dismal sub-humans their genetic donors must be.