Poor befuddled heretical Fr. James Martin is the victim of those bullies at Church Militant who pointed out his heretical speech and got the wheels turning for numerous speaking engagements to be terminated. *woohoo*
Fr. James Martin has for years been a cheerleader for gay causes, particularly gay marriage,
Quote: "Referring to an active homosexual friend in a same-sex marriage, Martin said, "I have a hard time imagining how even the most traditionalist, homophobic, closed-minded Catholic cannot look at my friend and say, 'That is a loving act, and that is a form of love that I don't understand but I have to reverence.'" [Youtube video of Fr. Martin praising his friends gay "marriage" and the need to "reverence" that relationship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=55&v=GHpKah-Kx-A ]
...even though the Catholic Church is crystal clear that NO Catholic can EVER support gay unions (no such thing as a gay "marriage" regardless of what society says).
2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, 141 tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." 142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.While Fr. James Martin supports gay pride parades and tells Catholic they must have "reverence" for gay marriages, Christ's Holy Catholic Church says otherwise. Both cannot be correct.
Church Militant has pointed out this obvious basic fact on numerous occasions and finally people are demanding their Catholic institutes stop inviting clergy who speak heresy.
And of course, that has Fr. Martin playing the victim on social media as his ignorant groupies swoon and rage at the injustice of it all! Quick, open up more safe spaces with coloring books, bubbles and puppies, lots and lots of puppies!
Get out the Kleenex...
Most of the people commenting seem to be confused Catholics who don't know the Church's teaching on homosexual unions or Catholics who reject Church teaching in favor of following Fr. Martin on his bridge to Hell.
But then you get others like Amy Athene who from her Twitter page appears to be indicating she is of the Jewish faith...
...yet she says this...
This poor creature is completely backwards. What "church" is heeding "extreme hate"? And where does she get the idea that Church Militant pointing out the Teachings of Christ's Holy Catholic Church constitute any sort of "hate" at all? The catechism says what it says, either you believe it or you don't. Church Militant happens to believe the Teachings of the Catholic Church, and this woman (among others) labels them the "extreme" haters for it. While we've got Fr. James Martin rejecting Christ's Holy Catholic Church's teaching (#2357) that clearly states we can NEVER support homosexual unions in favor of telling people he has "reverence" for gay unions.
The hatred is not coming from Church Militant for speaking the authentic truth of the Catholic Faith. Rather, the hatred is coming from Fr. James Martin who is speaking with the serpent's tongue leading people out of the Truth and along his bridge to Hell.
Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner
My previous posts on Fr. James Martin: