Pope Francis was being goaded by the press into making a statement of denunciation of Islam over the atrocities committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Rather than take the bait, the pontiff expressed his belief that every religion has a small group of hardcore radicals. Some of these types of people in Christianity are as dangerous as ISIS claimed the Holy See. In context, he was saying that an entire religion cannot be denounced by the actions of a few radicals. It was a very open minded statement.
Perhaps that might explain why some on the political Left could not avoid distorting his words into calling Christian fundamentalists “dangerous”. It has long been evident that the political Left is far more afraid of Christians in general than they are of Islamic terrorists.
In the case of the latter, the Left usually blames America for causing the terrorist movements. In the case of the former, they view Christians as a threat to their basic freedoms of abortion on demand paid for by taxpayers.
The Left believed it was wrong that the Supreme Court uphold Hobby Lobby’s right to eschew contraception. To the Left, the privately owned company had to be compelled to offer contraceptives to employees against their personal beliefs. For far too many on the political Left, there is no difference between a Christian and a Christian fundamentalist. It is obvious the pope was not denouncing or indicting Christianity as a faith much as the Left would like to imply.