Jesuit Priest: Pope Making Catholic Church More “Gay-Friendly”
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.