Skip to comments.Maltese priest warned for posting homophobic remark
Posted on 01/08/2022 4:40:21 PM PST by ebb tide
Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta issued a formal warning against a controversial local priest who posted a homophobic remark on Facebook.
In a statement released Jan. 6, the Archdiocese of Malta confirmed that Archbishop Scicluna issued the warning, known as a penal precept, against Father David Muscat, ordering him "to cease making inflammatory and hurtful comments in public forums or face prohibition from exercising his ministry in public."
"The archbishop instructed Father David Muscat to delete a Facebook post, in which the priest claimed that being gay was worse than being possessed, and not to use insulting or hurtful language against any group or individual," the archdiocese said.
Furthermore, the statement said Archbishop Sciculuna reminded the priest that "in accordance with Catholic teaching, members of the clergy are required to show respect, compassion and sensitivity to people from all walks of life."
According to the Times of Malta, the homophobic social media post was reported to authorities by the Malta Gay Rights Movement, prompting police to interrogate Father Muscat for suspected hate speech crimes.
In 2019, Father Muscat was also criticized for alleged anti-migrant statements and for likening the influx of immigrants to the country as "an invasion."
In a televised homily Jan. 6, Archbishop Scicluna said he was "shocked" by Father Muscat's recent post and apologized "on behalf of the church to all those who were hurt by these harsh words, and their mothers and fathers who also feel betrayed by the church they love."
"These were not words of love but stones thrown by a heart that has to learn to love more, as Jesus did. God loves you for who you are. Those who say they love God, but hate their brother, are liars," the archbishop said, according to the Times of Malta.
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What did the priest do? Tell the story of Sodom and Gomorrah?
Wine Moms (they replaced soccer moms) will be saying “My little Timmy got demon possessed last week and we think it’s an ancient Egyptian one. We were hoping for an important one like Osiris or Anubis, but we’ll take what we can get. He’s the first one in his class too”!
1 John 4:20. The archbishop is correct.
I’m so tired of the misuse of “phobic.”
And those moms will go with them to the possessed pride marches.
 For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature.  And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.  And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient;  Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers,  Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Hate the sin, love the sinner
If not, why defend unrepentant sodomites?
He certainly doesn't seem to be very afraid of Sodomites.
It’s not homophobia.
The priest does not have an “irrational fear of” it is a biblical revulsion for sodomites.
I recommend you read St Peter Damian’s comments about sodomites.
St Peter Damian is a saint; butterball Scicluna is not one.
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. — Orwell
I’m so tired of the misuse of “phobic.”
Yeah, I’m a phobicphobic bigot.
“...not to use insulting or hurtful language against any group or individual”
So how would you refer to marauding Vikings? Horn-hatted Norwegians mostly peacefully protesting against the unequal distribution of slaves and agricultural products?
Or the Mongol hordes? Eastern Asians, propagating their culture in Europe?
How about Atilla the Hun? A Germanic reformer of the Roman Empire?
Good thing that Woke-ism wasn’t around during the Dark Ages.
John the Apostle is a saint.
And promoters and/or supporters of sodomy are never saints.
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