Skip to comments.Fr. James Martin says not placing foster kids with gay couples is ‘homophobia’
Posted on 11/05/2020 3:45:28 PM PST by ebb tide
Fr. James Martin, S.J. sports double 'devil horns' to introduce Metallica on the Colbert Report, Sept. 24, 2013.
November 5, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) Fr. James Martin SJ reacted to a major U.S. Supreme Court religious liberty case pitting so-called homosexual rights against a Catholic adoption agencys conscience rights, siding with LGBT activsts and a host of far-left organizations.
When court observers yesterday suggested that a majority of the nine justices had signaled they would rule in favor of the Catholic child welfare agency, Martin lamented that choosing not to place foster kids with homosexual couples is homophobia.
Religious liberty should not be used as a cover for homophobia, Martin tweeted.
The Jesuit then went on to repeat his usual argument, suggesting that religious liberty exemptions are focused only on LGBT people and the only church teaching that seems to matter has to do with same-sex marriage.
Do Catholic adoption agencies also seek to exclude couples who are Jewish or Protestant? he asked. They too are not following church teaching, in one case by not believing in Jesus. Why focus only on same-sex couples?
Martin continued in a string of subsequent Tweets:
To be clear: Catholic institutions and agencies have the right to require their employees to follow church teachings, and the right to decide whom they serve and under what conditions. But increasingly religious liberty exemptions are focused only on LGBT people and the only church teaching that seems to matter has to do with same-sex marriage. There are many other important church teachings that adoptive couples are probably not following, and there is no exemption sought by Catholic social service agencies.
The same selectivity applies when LGBT employees are fired for not supporting or conveying church teaching (in the words of one archdiocese). Yet many church employees do not support or convey church teaching, in other areas, and are not similarly targeted or fired.
As a thought exercise: When it comes to adoptions, why dont Catholic agencies seek a legal exemption so as not to be required to place children with Jewish couples? I am not arguing for that at all, just pointing out the inconsistency in the application of church teaching.
It raises the question: Is believing in Jesus Christ not as an important a value [sic] for families? No, increasingly the only religious liberty issue in these cases seems to be the freedom to target, exclude and discriminate against LGBT people, whether in employment or adoption.
This selectivity of application of church teaching seems clearly discriminatory.
Martins statement firmly plants him in the same camp as a few dozen secular far-left organizations supporting the City of Philadelphia against Catholic Social Services, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, the National LGBTQ Task Force, the National Organization for Women Foundation, the Feminist Majority Foundation, and the AFL-CIO.
If we are honest about what is really going on here, its not about ensuring that same-sex couples in Philadelphia have the opportunity to be foster parents, observed conservative Justice Samuel Alito, during yesterdays oral arguments concerning Fulton v. Philadelphia.
Its the fact the city cant stand the message that Catholic Social Services and the Archdiocese are sending by continuing to adhere to the old-fashioned view about marriage, asserted Alito.
Fr. Martin is perhaps the most prominent clergyman in the world arguing for the normalization of homosexuality and transgenderism within the Catholic Church.
He has long sought to undermine clergy and laity who continue to embrace the Churchs wisdom and best pastoral practices regarding same-sex attraction, asserting at the 2018 World Meeting of Families that most L.G.B.T. Catholics have been deeply wounded by the church.
Martin used his platform at the Vatican-run gathering of Catholics to brazenly lobby for the Church to normalize homosexuality and transgenderism, going as far as urging the pastors to invite self-identifying LGBT individuals to serve as Eucharistic ministers.
Martins record of pro-gay activism is lengthy and ranges from his many speeches and media appearances promoting homosexuality to his retweeting of a complaint that priests cant bless gay unions to suggesting that the Church is full of homophobia and marginalizes the same-sex attracted.
He supports men kissing each other during the sign of peace at Mass, says that a Catholic attending a same-sex wedding is like attending a Jewish wedding, and suggests that his critics are secretly homosexual themselves.
At a meeting in the nations capital earlier this year, Martin addressed 150 Catholic college and university presidents, urging them to promote inclusion on their campuses by promoting LGBT-affirming liturgies, permitting students to choose their own pronouns, and holding Lavender Graduations.
.publicly declined to say whether he himself is gayFr. Martin says homosexual priests should come out about their sexual proclivities, but has
Jorge Bergoglio has been an active supporter of the homo-activist, James Martin, S.J., in his effort to normalize homosexual lifestyles and now his promotion of child abuse.
He needs to fall into a wood chipper, feet first.
When will the Pope excommunicate this pervert?????????
Maybe some need to start a Scripturally correct branch for true Bible believing Catholics where they along with their offerings will help spread Biblical truths.
Well... hes wrong Placing children with homosexual couples is pedophilia.
- "phobia" is an irrational fear, which is not the same as being disgusted by the disordered behavior.
- Placing children with homosexual couples is CHILD ABUSE.
- Homosexual behavior is a sin!
It is contrary to your job description to be promoting sin!
It's kidnapping at least and at the worst, child abuse.
Who are YOU, or ANY adult for that matter, to "assign" a normal child to people gender confused at a minimum ?
Just NO !
I have tried my best to show respect for Fr Martin.
but his homo crusade is mostly uncalled for.
such as this
it is not homophobia to wish for children to be raised in healthy normal homes with , where possible, both mothers and fathers. ( I can deal with exceptions but not a general placement policy that puts little kids in homosexual households)
where possible, having a mother and father is consistent with the children’s best welfare and maturation, and it is consistent with our Creator’s wish, design for children and family life.
They say homophobia like it’s a bad thing.
Of course,he had no problem with gay priests raping boys,did he?
Placing foster kids with gay couples is child abuse.
You can identify people who have abandoned the knowledge of the Lord by this fruit that they bear in their lives: that they are ardent supporters of homosexuals in society, advancing them as militant advocates.
Such persons are NOT Christians. Good trees do NOT bear this fruit.
Fr. Martin is a winsome guide to all those who want to deepen their friendship with the Lord, Barron wrote.
Martin is one sick, sick bastard. His argument here that, “Hey, Jewish & protestant couples ain’t following Catholic teachings either, so why pick on gays?” is outrageous and offensive. Uh, maybe because their sodomite lifestyle, Fr Jim? No non-crazy Catholic in the world thinks that it’s sinful, disordered behavior to practice a protestant or Jewish faith.
Another commie in black.
Homosexual acts should still be illegal everywhere.
Sounds like this scum is a servant of Moloch and The Great Deceiver.
Jesuits, no surprise!
Faggies are always wanting recruits; foster care is for them the best way.
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