11:57, May 12 121 0

2017-05-12 11:57:06

 

Vatican official: Some Catholic saints were gay

Father James Martin, a Jesuit priest based in New York City who was appointed by the Vatican last month to consult on LGBT issues, told a Facebook follower of his that some of the Roman Catholic Church‘s beloved and revered saints “were probably gay.”

And in the priestly equivalent of a “drop the mic,” he also told Walter Maczynski, “You may be surprised when you get to heaven to be greeted by LGBT men and women.”

Not surprisingly, that was not the last word on this concept. As GayStarNews reported, his Facebook comment was one of hundreds to a post about a Catholic bishop addressing an LGBT conference. Martin, who is the author of Building A Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity is also he editor-at-large of America magazine, and an advocate for inclusion of lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender Catholics by the church.

In fact, another post in which he expressed support for trans students being able to use the bathrooms appropriate to their gender, even convinced a fellow priest that Martin’s Facebook account could not be authentic.

Unfortunately, Martin’s latest effort to win hearts and minds about LGBT saints was met with far less than charity.

 


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