Did you hear? The Pope is calling for planetary government and is a danger to the entire world.
No this isn't the plot from the latest instalment of Star Wars, it is the latest tirades of America's right-wing media.
His holiness has embarked upon an historic visit to the US and has given Conservatives the jitters as he talks about thing outside what they see as his remit.
Apparently it's fine for Pope Francis to "help souls get to heaven" but he isn't allowed to talk about capitalism, climate change or redistribution of wealth in a country with one of the highest levels of income inequality in the world.
And if he does that's because he's an evil Marxist intent on imposing a New World Order.
Thankfully the Pope took absolutely no notice.
Jumping into the issues of the day, Pope Francis opened his visit to the United States with a strong call Wednesday for action to combat climate change, calling it a problem that "can no longer be left to a future generation." President Barack Obama, in turn, hailed the pontiff as a moral force who is "shaking us out of our complacency" with reminders to care for the poor and the planet.
The White House mustered all the pageantry it had to offer as the pope arrived at the White House before an adoring crowd of thousands and a nation that seemingly cannot get enough of the humble pontiff who is rejuvenating American Catholicism while giving heartburn to some of its conservatives.
Speaking in a soft voice and halting English, Francis delivered a strong message against those who doubt the science of climate change, saying that the warming planet "demands on our part a serious and responsible recognition" of conditions awaiting today's children.
It was a message sure to delight the Obama White House, and liberals in general. But the pope's message had something for conservatives, too, with a pointed call to protect religious liberties - "one of America's most precious possessions."
"All are called to be vigilant,' he said, "to preserve and defend that freedom from everything that would threaten or compromise it."
That message was sure to be welcomed by many US bishops and conservatives who have objected to the Obama administration's health care mandate and the recent Supreme Court legalization of same-sex marriage.