Fr. Martin at Odds With Pope Benedict XVI Over Same-Sex Marriage

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by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  •  February 7, 2018   

"Pope Benedict XVI's comments ... seemed oddly discordant"

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Homosexualist Fr. James Martin is tweeting about the recent decision by Germany's Cdl. Reinhard Marx to bless same-sex couples but publicly dissents from statements made by the former pope which condemed same-sex marriage.

When Pope Benedict XVI went to Fatima, Portugal, in 2010 he denounced abortion and same-sex marriage, calling them, "some of today's most insidious and dangerous threats to the common good."

Father Martin, however, called Pope Benedict's comments on same-sex marriage bizarre:

Pope Benedict XVI's comments last week in Fatima, Portugal, in which he stated that abortion and same-sex marriage, were "some of today's most insidious and dangerous threats" to the common good seemed oddly discordant. The equation of abortion, something that clearly is about a threat to life, with same-sex marriage — which no matter how you look at it, does not mean that anyone is going to die — is bizarre.

The Jesuit, who is making a mission out of normalizing homosexuality, questioned Pope Benedict's comments further, asking, "Why aren't 'abortion and war' the most 'insidious and dangerous' threats to the common good?"

He even went so far as to insinuate that Pope Benedict's teaching was rooted in a hatred for gays rather than a hope in their eternal salvation. "The great danger is that this increasingly popular equation will seem to many as having less to do with moral equivalency and more to do with a simple dislike, or even a hatred, of gays and lesbians," said Fr. Martin.

Watch the panel discuss Fr. Martin's lauding a parallel magisterium in The Download—Pushing Heresy.


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