Colbert on pope’s offer: “I’m sure there’s no strings attached”

Colbert on the Vatican offer:

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A transcript here. Excerpt:

>> stephen: why not join. the anglican church is shrinking in england, the catholic church is shrinking in the united states. why not come on over to the lifeboat the pope is offering you. i’m sure there’s no strings attached. >>ballmer: i think it’s a cynical move on the part of the pope. you look at the catholic church in north america with not enough priests, parishes closing down. he is trying to get a lifeline. trying to get new people in the church but he is defining it negatively, and that is no basis for the gospel.

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