Let me clarify myself. I'm condemning *toxic theology*, not the people that adhere to it,... because they are the victims. I believe in all people.
The one constant in all of human history is toxic theology. Let's not forget that Christ's crucifixion was a direct result of his condemnation of toxic theology and the perversion of scripture. Not much has changed. One only need to turn on the TV to see today's version of the local Pharisee preaching the lie of Prosperity Doctrine. I recognize that some people do need to hear a good pep talk from time to time, but these glorified self-help motivational cheerleaders would have been beaten with a knotted cord and chased from the temple were Christ to enter those churches.
As a Catholic, I am sickened by Pope Francis and believe that he is lost. As a man, he has every right to be wrong. But as pope, he is the voice of the Catholic Church which demands his devotion and adherence to scripture. Being Pope does not mean he can twist the Word to fit his idea of being a social justice warrior. The Catholic Church has been infiltrated and taken over by "liberal" theology and the results have been devastating.
As Christians we have one guiding light, and that is the light of Jesus Christ through our relationship with him and through the Word. Any message that is counter to scripture is wrong, no matter how good it sounds or make us feel.