DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - Jesuit homosexualist Fr. James Martin is criticizing the Pope for calling homosexuality "fashionable."
On Monday, Martin posted a tweet declaring Pope Francis' comment "wrong and hurtful," adding, "It goes against every reputable psychiatrist and, more important, the experience of LGBT people."
His tweet is in response to comments Pope Francis made in an October interview released this week, where he commented, "In our societies, it even seems homosexuality is fashionable. And this mentality, in some way, also influences the life of the church."
Pope Francis went on to say that men and women with ingrained homosexual tendencies "should not be accepted into the ministry or consecrated life," adding, "The issue of homosexuality is a very serious issue that must be adequately discerned from the beginning with the candidates."
While the Catholic Church teaches that same-sex inclinations are not sinful in itself, it teaches that the inclination is "objectively disordered" and that same-sex genital acts are intrinsically sinful — meaning the act is sinful no matter what and that no good can be derived from it.
Yet the language about homosexuality being "fashionable" is both wrong and hurtful. It goes against every reputable psychiatrist and, more important, the experience of LGBT people. Recently he told @jccruzchellew "God made you that way," which seems closer to what he believes.— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) December 3, 2018
While Martin touts himself as a faithful priest, echoing the Pope's opinion on things like immigration and global warming, he dissents from the Church's teaching on homosexuality.
In fact, he allies himself with organizations like New Ways Ministry, which has specifically been condemned by the U.S. Catholic bishops and the Vatican. He has also been commanded by his Jesuit superiors to be silent on his own sexuality.
Martin discounts the testimony of people who repent and convert from the sin of homosexuality, saying they are are in "conflict" with themselves and don't live a fully "integrated" life.
He also praises and promotes parish-based LGBT ministries like Out at St. Paul, a group at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York. The group recently promoted notorious homosexual predator Harvey Milk as a saint.