A Jesuit Priest said that the Catholic Church has become more “gay-friendly” at a recent conference in Washington, D.C, according to LifeSiteNews.
“Vatican consultant and homosexual activist priest Fr. James Martin stated at a recent conference that Pope Francis has gone out of his way to appoint “gay-friendly” bishops and cardinals in the Catholic Church,” according to the report.
Father James Martin, known for his activism for the LGBT community, expressed his excitement that “things are changing” in the Catholic Church at the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice 2018. Martin goes on to praise Pope Francis for his inclusion of homosexuals into the Catholic Church. He explains that Pope Francis’ progressive views on homosexuality has allowed him to appoint bishops and cardinals who share his same viewpoint – that all are welcome in the Catholic Church.
An interesting appointee is Cardinal Tobin of Newark, who held a ‘Welcome Mass’ for the LGBT people in his Cathedral in an attempt to make it a new trend, according to the article. Martin has spent his time in the Church working to make sure all members of the LGBT community feel included and know that “God loves them” and the Church accepts them. He has been one of the leading voices for the homosexual community inside the Church, conducting numerous talks on how to welcome LGBT Catholics.
Martin describes what he views as the maltreatment of LGBT individuals within the Catholic Church.
“[I]s it surprising that most LGBT Catholics feel like lepers in the Church? ” he said at the World Meeting of Families Dublin, put on and approved by the Vatican.
Pope Francis’ appointment of gay-friendly cardinals and bishops show that the Church is moving away from Biblical principles and towards progressive leftist values.
City of Denver Unanimously Votes to Rename Columbus Park “La Raza Park”
There might come a time when nothing in the US is named after Christopher Columbus.
The Denver City Council unanimously voted to rename Columbus Park last week Monday, and now it will be named “La Raza Park.”
“La raza” is Spanish for “the race,” which has connotations with Latino identity politics. A Denver Post article tells us that the phrase “viva la raza” (long live the race) was the “rallying cry of the Chicano movement in the 1960s and ’70s.” The Chicano Movement encouraged Mexican ethnic and cultural solidarity with a particular emphasis on their indigenous heritage. The movement, however, rejected assimilation and thus the term “Mexican-American,” essentially branding themselves as the Hispanic version of the Black Power movement.
Councilwoman Amanda Sandoval claims that the unanimous vote was an act of officially naming a park that has “always” been unofficially called by its new name. “La raza is a word of unity and about celebrating community,” she said without a hint of irony.
The reason for officially renaming the park is about what you’d expect, namely because Christopher Columbus is irredeemably associated with colonialism and genocide and is thus not fit to be honored in any way, shape, or form.
Arturo Gonzalez, a retired professor, said that “Mexican Chicanos and Indigenous peoples have suffered genocide over the last 500 years. We live with that trauma. We continue to live with that trauma.”
Renaming parks, buildings, and schools that were previously named after so-called “problematic” or “white supremacist” historical figures is nothing new, of course, but the practice has accelerated over the past several months due to the hysteria following the George Floyd riots.
Big League Politics has covered many instances of this phenomenon. One of the most recent instances included a San Francisco school district renaming Abraham Lincoln High School because black lives apparently “didn’t matter” to him:
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