Oct 18, 2018 Print this article

Young Catholics Protest Fr. James Martin's Pro-Homosexual Talk

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves" (Matt. 7:15).

On September 30, a group of TFP Student Action volunteers and students from the St. Louis de Montfort Academy set up banners in front of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Baltimore, Maryland, to peacefully protest a lecture by Fr. James Martin, S.J. delivered from the sanctuary pulpit in the presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

The title of the rainbow Jesuit's talk was "Building a Bridge: Reaching Out to LGBT Catholic" [sic]. St. Ignatius Church features a "LGBT Ministry" on its parish website with this blasphemous-sounding description:

"As members of the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church, we are called to celebrate and share the gifts of diversity of sexuality in our church today. Our organization, Embracing God’s Gifts, has been formed as an instrument for recognizing these gifts and incorporating their goodness and use into the life of our parish."

An "Annual Pride Cookout" is one of the activities listed on the "ministry" page, which also displays a chalice surrounded by rainbow colors.

With deep concern, TFP volunteers prayed the rosary in reparation for the moral scandal promoted by Fr. Martin and his efforts to persuade the Catholic Church to accept unnatural vice, including transgenderism for children and same-sex "marriage." Unfortunately, many pedestrians demonstrated their hatred of the truth. Insults were hurled at the young protesters. "You are all going to Hell," one heckler hissed. Another said, "I hate all these [TFP volunteers] faces."

One of Fr. Martin's fans took umbrage with the TFP sign, "Purity is the Answer," and challenged its meaning, saying, "is the answer to what?!"
"The answer to lust," answered a TFP member.
Agitated, the woman replied: "Lust is a gift of God."

The young Catholics ignored these provocations and continued to pray the rosary without wavering. One angry pro-homosexual man illustrated his "tolerance" by grasping one of the banners and tearing it away. TFP volunteers quickly reacted by shouting "aggressor!" and video recording the act of "tolerance." The banner was speedily recovered from the attacker's grasp.

Once it grew dark, the TFP members and students knelt on the sidewalk and sang the Salve Regina. As the campaign wrapped up, the bagpipers played "God Bless America."

Reports indicated that Fr. Martin complained about the "grumblers with the bagpipes" outside to those attending his talk.

Despite the fact that some Catholic pastors are acting like wolves, scattering the flock, instead of protecting the sheep from the ravages of the sexual revolution, the course of action for those who love God is clear: Faithful Catholics must never stop defending the truth with charity and always remain steadfast in their fidelity to the consistent teaching of Holy Mother Church.