Fr. Jackhole Martin took his narrative to WaPo:
All he did was tell Christians to love gays and everyone criticizing me hates gays.
He said his every thought and word is consistent with Church teaching. He's a martyr of love.
It is interesting that Martin mentions his affiliation with New Ways Ministry was the impetus for his book.
Even the USCCB condemned the excommunicated New Ways Ministry
From the time of the organization's founding in 1977, serious questions have been raised about the group’s adherence to Church teaching on homosexuality. In 1984, the archbishop of Washington denied New Ways Ministry any official authorization or approval of its activities. At that time, he forbade the two co-founders of New Ways Ministry, Sr. Jeannine Gramick, SSND, and Fr. Robert Nugent, to continue their activities in the Archdiocese of Washington. In the same year, Sr. Gramick and Fr. Nugent were ordered by their superiors to separate themselves from New Ways Ministry. Although they resigned from leadership posts, they continued their involvement in New Ways Ministry activities until 1999, when the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith declared that because of errors and ambiguities in the approach of Sr. Gramick and Fr. Nugent they are permanently prohibited from any pastoral work involving homosexual persons.
Rather than admit New Ways Ministry has been condemned by the 'legitimate authority of the Catholic Church' and therefore, his closely associated talking points are not faithful to Church teaching, he carries on about innocence while painting those calling out his theological errors and spiritual malpractice as people who 'hate gays'.
I have been targeted by some far-right groups whose actions betray a level of homophobia that is hard to fathom. These groups, a kind of Catholic alt-right, are increasingly attempting to substitute themselves for legitimate Church authority by passing judgments on which Catholics are orthodox and which are not
This nonsense is spiritually manipulative and abusive.
It's hard to believe that an elected pope would use a theologian who spouts condemned theology and give him the authority to slander Catholics who point out his spiritual malpractice.
Incidentally, Phil Lawlor has written a book about Pope Francis: Pope Francis, Lost Shepherd, How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock.
Any person of good faith acting on behalf of Christ's Church would come to terms with the repercussions of making faithful Catholics public enemy #1 of the Magisterium. But the only thing this pope gets out of seeing faithful Catholics express the damage he's doing, is put more gas in the engine.