Sunday, October 8, 2017

Worst Blasphemy Ever from Fr. James Martin

Fr. James Martin promotes Christ as a Queer.

On October 7, 2017, James Martin, SJ, posted an article by University of San Diego Professor Emily Reimer-Barry to his official Facebook timeline.

This is the kind of theology Pope Francis has chosen to have communicated and sanctioned as his:

Reimer-Barry quotes a prayer from Patrick Cheng’s book “Rainbow Theology.” According to Cheng, one of the goals of the book is to “rethink the enterprise of Christian theology by moving the experiences of LGBTIQ people of color from the margins to the center.”

Here are some excerpts from Cheng’s “Queer Christ:”

“Over the last few decades, many LGBT theologians have written about the Queer Christ. That is, they have responded to Jesus’ question of “who do you say that I am?,” in the same way in which theologians from other identity groups have written about the Black Christ, the Feminist Christ, the Asian Christ, and the contextual Christs. Thus, the primary implication of a move to a Christ-centered model of sin and grace for LGBT people is to place the Queer Christ at the center of thinking about sin and grace. In other words, both sin and grace are defined in terms of the Queer Christ.”

“If sin is conformity, then grace in the context of the Transgressive Christ can be understood as deviance, or the transgression of social, legal, and one’s religious boundaries and norms.”
“I have often thought that my own queerness has been an incredible gift of grace from God.”
“…as a manifestation of the grace of mutuality in light of the Erotic Christ. The grace of mutuality is not limited to couples or dyads; it can take the form of many different relational configurations.”

In his cosmology of the “Queer Christ,” Cheng proposes “seven new deadly queer sins:” exploitation, the closet, apathy, conformity, shame, isolation, singularity. In Cheng’s world view, it is a sin for an LGBT person to not “come-out,” to remain politically inactive in terms of LGBT advocacy, or conform to traditional Christian moral standards with regards to homosexuality.

In his earlier book, “Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology,” published in 2011, Cheng discussed “God as the Divine ‘Top.’” In gay slang “top” refers to the insertive partner during anal sex.

Cheng wrote:
Queer theologians have parodied God’s traditional divine attribute of omnipotence – that is, God’s all powerful nature – by superimposing sexual roles on God…the God the Hebrew Bible, can be understood as being the “top” in a homoerotic relationship with David, the king of Israel – akin to that of a warrior chief and his boy companion.

He also wrote at length about the Blessed Virgin Mary:
Indeed, the Virgin Marty can be understood as the antithesis of “family values” insofar as she erases the boundaries between traditional family categories of parent, spouse, and child. This is significant because we can understand Mary as deconstructing gender and family roles as opposed to merely reinforcing them as the Roman Catholic church and fundamentalist Christians would have us believe.

In a 2012 article for The Huffington Post, Cheng wrote:

Same-sex marriages are sacramental because they are a reflection of the larger grace-filled relationship between God and humanity.

Yet Martin continues to paint himself as the 'victim' of Catholics objecting to the proselytizing of the Holy Father's catastrophic and endless promotion of blasphemy and apostasy.

And the gutless ordained man who gushes over the 'theology' of a blasphemer, and appoints him to say the things he doesn't have the courage to say is the sneakiest of snakes.


Anonymous said...

He blashphemes Christ and Our Blessed Mother! Other than big money I don't understand how this man is not silenced. Perhaps this is the "Novelty of Christianity" Francis speaks of today, ah! Hate to contradict the Pope & maybe it's just a misinterpretation of his language skills but God does punish (Pope said God she's not retaliate) God is THE Father and of course HE will punish His children.

Woe to the inhabitants of the Earth!

Anonymous said...

This is no different that what the Nazis did in the 1930s by painting Christ as an "Aryan." Using Christ to further one's own political agenda -- regardless of what it is -- violates the first two commandments. It turns that agenda into a god and slanders God's character.

I just finished reading Romans 3: 1-20. Read it for yourselves. People disregard God not only by refusing to deal with Him on His terms but also by trying to deal with Him on their terms.

Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

It might be Martin's worst blasphemy to date. Regrettably he'll probably let out with another whopper that will be even worse.

Steven Cornett said...

It's the same thing the Communists do with Christ, this being called "liberation theology" (which has come out of the peripheries into Catholic radio, if you can belonged it).

Of course there is that thing in Isaiah they ignore to. Something about work to those calling good evil and evil good.

susan said...

Any shred of a doubt now that bergoglio is the False Prophet?....this is his hand picked communications guy, who keeps doubling-down and upping the ante on blasphemy....all with his boss's acquiescence and tacit approval. They are snakes and wolves and worse....the whole lot of them. I'm seeing in VERY vivid detail exactly why I had chills, shook uncontrollably, and wept for a full hour when bergoglio (a man I'd never seen or heard of before) walked out on the loggia.

Anonymous said...

And this is a perfect example why Our Lady of Fatima asked for the First Saturday Devotion.She said to Lucia in 1925, " look my daughter, at my Heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude.

I ask Pope Francis, What would Jesus Do? Pour down the mercy? Really ?

Kathleen1031 said...

There are really only two things to say about this.

1. Cardinal Burke, if you are ever going to issue the canonical correction, do it now. There is no reason to delay any longer. There is ample reason, and the flock is scattering in the confusion.

2. Lord, please send the remedy to this madness.

Anonymous said...

Father Martin is using the gambit of so called compassion as a ploy to get standing or recognition to a group that has no standing or recognition in the Catholic Church.

The LBGT community has the same credibility as the NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association) community or the Bestiality community, etc.

Deception and confusion are the works of the enemy of a person's soul. A Catholic has the Scriptures, the Catechism, etc. to learn and practice the truth.

"Whoever does not hate error, does not love the truth".  - G.K. Chesterton

"Take away the supernatural and what remains is the unnatural." - G.K. Chesterton

"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." - G. K. Chesterton

Midwester said...

Kathleen, get ready for the chastisement. Only God Himself can fix this. Those who hold orthodox teachings will be the first to suffer. Pray many rosaries and get ready for martyrdom.

jmbutk said...

Where are the bishops?

jmbutk said...

Where are the bishops?

Anonymous said...

Is this what Pope Francis meant when he spoke of the God of Surprises?