Atlanta archbishop invites pro-LGBT priest James Martin to speak in archdiocese

September 22, 2018   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags:

A U.S. archbishop has invited Fr. James Martin, SJ — the most outspoken proponent of the normalization of homosexuality within the Catholic Church — to speak in his diocese.

“Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has graciously invited me to his archdiocese to speak,” said the Jesuit priest in a tweet, “so I will be speaking at St. Thomas More Parish (the Jesuit parish) on Sat. Oct 20 and at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the morning of Sun. Oct 21.”

“I will be speaking on the same topic as I did at the World Meeting of Families: ‘Showing Welcome and Respect in Our Parishes to LGBT People and their Families,’” noted Martin in a follow-up tweet.

Faithful Shepherds has listed Archbishop Gregory as not upholding Church teaching on homosexuality. News broke last month of Gregory’s appointment of a pro-gay priest who heads a gay-affirming parish to be diocesan spiritual director for victims of sexual abuse by clergy.

The parish of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the first Catholic church built in Atlanta, maintains a “Pride Outreach,” including running a booth at Atlanta’s gay pride week.

“The Shrine has always welcomed all of God’s children. During PRIDE week each year, we celebrate God’s diversity by maintaining a booth in the park,” the parish website states.

SOURCE: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/atlanta-archbishop-invites-pro-lgbt-priest-james-martin-to-speak-in-archdio

 

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6 Responses to “Atlanta archbishop invites pro-LGBT priest James Martin to speak in archdiocese”

  1. Charles Sproull

    “In the beginning…God” created us as male and female, with pure hearts and a desire for normal marriage, for His purpose, to reproduce future generations of normal men and women. Later on, pagan people with unholy desires strayed away into other (homosexual and lesbian) relationships, for their own purposes of selfish pleasures. Homosexual relations may seem like fun, and some may care for each other, but they are unproductive and just pretend marriage. Many normal marriages are abusive to partners and children, so homosexuals use that as an excuse to seek more loving homosexual relationships. But according to many studies I have read, many gay unions are even more abusive.
    Also, just like it is physically and electronically impossible for two male plugs or two female sockets to “mate” and complete the circuit designed by the Engineer, likewise it is physically and biologically impossible for two men or two women to “marry” and complete the purpose of our Creator.
    The “PATH OF LIFE” (Psalm 16:11) created by God consists of three milestones: (1) normal marriage between one man and one woman, (2) conception, (3) birth; then 17-25 years of growth and maturity in the home by loving moral parents, and education at school by honest, moral, well-educated teachers. These milestones are important, sacred and yet vulnerable and in need of protection from all selfish and dishonest enemies, by laws that regulate society and higher moral standards.
    Here is what homosexuals and most preachers who preach against homosexuality don’t know about the Bible and about God’s love and holiness. This is especially true about scornful preachers, who give gays a bad impression of the Bible. It’s not about hate or homophobia, but is it’s all about God’s love for mankind and for normal marriage He created for His purpose, and us planning ahead for continuation of moral society and higher quality of life during this lifetime, and for the eternal destiny of our souls.
    God loves to save us from all emotional and spiritual influences, and resulting actions, that pollute our souls and will prevent us from spending eternity in God’s holy presence in heaven. So, He sent His Son to save us. Jesus obeyed a painful 3-step procedure called the “gospel” His death, burial and resurrection (1 Cor 15:1-4), for the purpose of providing us with a joyful 3-step new birth procedure (“of water and Spirit” John 3:5-8) to deliver us from guilt and sinful influences (please read Matt 26:28, John 15:26, 16:7, Acts 2:38-41), and see the light is right beside the darkness.
    The light in Rom 1:16-17 “the gospel is the power of God unto salvation…” is right beside the darkness, the list of sins in Rom 1:18-32. The light in 1 Cor 6:11 “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God,” is right beside the darkness of the sins listed in
    1 Cor 6:9-19. This ray of light refers directly to the new birth in Acts 2:38.
    And the light in Gal 5:22-23 “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance” is right beside the darkness of the sins listed in Gal 5:19-21. In other words, according to God’s Word – the Bible – you can’t be gay and Christian and go to heaven.