Scandalous Jesuit and homosexualist activist James Martin has a 1700 word deceptive whine at Jesuit produced Amerika Magazine.
Let’s have a look.
First, a few comment to hold in mind as you sort through Martin’s claims, bad premises, and distortions.
Above all, Martin thinks there is a “witch hunt” on for “gay” (I hate that word) priests. Who is he trying to fool? This is patently ridiculous. But it is at least clever, because it distracts your attention.
Also, Martin claims that the reason why people don’t accept homosexuality in the priesthood is because of hate. We are homophobic. Frankly, I don’t know anyone who is truly homophobic, and I will bet you don’t either. We hate sin, not sinners. Accusations of homophobia are lazy and distracting. Martin even compares it to “racism”. Absurd.
Martin wants you to accept that homosexuality and priesthood are entirely compatible. A man who is sexually or romantically attracted to other men do not, cannot, have a proper nuptial relationship with the Church.
Think of it this way. You have two power magnets. You misalign their polls. Instead of powerfully attracting, they powerfully repel each other. You can force them together with real effort. They remain in contact only because you are applying great force to overcome their natural opposition. That’s what priesthood and homosexuality are like: misaligned magnets. Homosexual priests can function in the Church, no question. But there is a huge strain inherent in what they do. And when the effort to keep them together slips, disaster results.
Let’s see Martin. It’s really long, which was a tactical error. Many people will simply move on after a while. As you read, think about the magnets.
The witch hunt for gay priests
No. On second thought don’t waste your time. If you do go over there to read, keep in mind the magnet analogy. Priesthood and intrinsically disordered homosexual tendencies repel each other like misaligned magnets. Constant force is required to keep them together. Let up just a little and they fly apart.
Oh… one thing you should know. He wrote: “Many priests abusers had a homosexual orientation. That is undeniable.”