@JamesMartinSJ can also amuse

The loony liberal Left had a predictable meltdown concerning something Pres. Trump said.   “Yawn”, right?  The sun also rose in the East today.   It’s turns out POTUS did not call immigrants “animals”, but rather members of MS13.

However, the context-challenged libs pounced, claiming that Trump the Nazi was dehumanizing people.  Never mind that most of those who criticized Trump for dehumanizing people also promote abortion… or other animalistic things.  I digress.

I was seriously amused by this Twitter exchange between Stephen Herreid of Catholic Vote and Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin.

First, Martin’s tweet.

Now Herreid’s response.

I am reminded of how God excluded from Gideon’s victory the men who acted like animals rather than men by lapping water like dogs.

I am reminded of how – more than once – Our Lord called people “snakes… vipers” and linked them to Hell.  Matthew 23:33 & Matthew 12:34.

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  1. Sawyer says:

    Jesus also said, “Don’t give what is holy to dogs nor cast pearls before swine.” Matt 7:6

    “People who have wealth but lack understanding are like the beasts that perish.” Ps 49:20

    “But these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like animals they too will perish.” 2 Pt 2:12

    Besides his ignoring context in this particular example, Fr. James Martin has his Twitter and Facebook trigger finger so ready to blast away at conservatives that he doesn’t stop to think. He’s not that bright; just follows a left-wing playbook.

    The similar Tweets made by Planned Parenthood and NARAL were ironic for their defense of human dignity and worth in their criticism of President Trump. Neither of those organizations realize the true assault on human dignity and worth that they support through abortion? Don’t liberals think about what they say and their further implications?

  2. Gerard Plourde says:

    Sad to see that Pope Francis committed the same sin of dehumanizing those whose acts are blameworthy. I hope and trust that he made a good confession afterwards. It is wrong to try to avoid the truth that only we humans, as a result of the effects of Original Sin, engage in acts of intentional cruelty (mental and/or physical) and require conversion of heart and submission to God’s loving Will.

    [Or, as the absurdity of this whole thing suggests, it’s all lana caprina.]

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  5. Carrie says:

    If that is true, then Pope Francis was as wrong as Trump. James Martin’s point is aligned with the Church and Gospels. We disrespect God when we call people —even the worst sinners— “animals.” There was nothing “amusing” about JM’s message. If he was indirectly criticizing the Pope, so what? It wouldn’t be the first time the Pope was criticized by clergy, right? [Wow. Just… wow.]

  6. trekkie4christ says:

    It is also worth noting that Christ spoke of his followers as sheep numerous times. Calling humans animals isn’t always an infringement of their dignity, but can also be a way of noting more noble qualities, e.g. lionhearted or eagle-eyed.

    [“Sheep”. Indeed. That sounds familiar.]

  7. Benedict Joseph says:

    The man is a hysteric.
    I find his rigidity threatening.

  8. mburn16 says:

    From the Crux article:

    “[The Pope] believes Jesus wants a Church that acts like a mother who “while clearly expressing her objective teaching, always does what good she can”

    Good. Wake me up when we get around to the “expressing her objective teaching” part.

  9. DeGaulle says:

    Martin doesn’t seem to have come across the saying, “hate the sin, love the sinner”. Anyone with common sense knows that Trump condemned these thugs as ‘animals’ not for who they were, but for their actions. Hitler, on the other hand, condemned the Jews, not for their actions, but for who they were. The secularist/progressive faction are, at this point, so divorced from truth and reality that it is becoming impossible to engage with them without becoming contaminated by their irrationality. One must not give them an inch. Not an inch.

  10. robtbrown says:

    Gerard Plourde says:

    Sad to see that Pope Francis committed the same sin of dehumanizing those whose acts are blameworthy . . . It is wrong to try to avoid the truth that only we humans, as a result of the effects of Original Sin, engage in acts of intentional cruelty (mental and/or physical) and require conversion of heart and submission to God’s loving Will.

    If all human sin were a result of Original Sin, then there would have been no Original Sin.

  11. Semper Gumby says:

    Great response by Stephen Herreid, someone ought to buy him a steak dinner.

  12. hwriggles4 says:

    While I have not heard of priests refusing to baptize babies (unless the parent (s) did not express a sincere commitment to raise the baby in the faith), I for one didn’t realize until I was 40 and single how much I had ignored some single mothers. Many of them are doing their best to be good moms, plus hold down a full time job. I was one guy for years who was holding out for a woman who was never married, and when I got to be 40 I woke up and realized I missed out on dating and possibly marrying some ladies who were good mothers, and whose children would welcome a male role model. Some single moms (some, not all) feel that the Church ignores them, and when asked by friends and family members “don’t men from Church ask you out?” quite a few say the men ignore them for dating. Many are living chastely, have a decree of nullity, and understand Church teaching. As a single man I wasn’t Mr. Perfect either, so I realized how much I regret pre judging single moms.

  13. Dimitri_Cavalli says:

    Fr. Martin believes calling people “animals” is “sinful.”

    But when he smears his critics by calling them “Catholic Alt Right,” that’s perfectly acceptable. Never mind that the Alt Right is atheist, pro-abortion, and obsessed with race.

    We could also ask why Fr. Martin, who laments the decline of civility, opted to share a platform with Andrew Sullivan, who peddled innuendo about Pope Benedict XVI’s relationship with his assistant, alleged that Bristol Palin is really the mother of Trig Palin, instead of Sarah, and rushed to pin the death of a Census worker (it turned out to be suicide and insurance fraud) on the inflammatory rhetoric of right-wing talk show hosts.

    How large is the log in Fr. Martin’s eye when is busy condemning specks?

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