Somethimes half-truths are worse than complete falsehoods. With the latter, there is no mistaking its nature for there is no disguise. With the former, there is the use of things truthful in and of themselves to lend credibility to the falsehood contained therein.
Father James Martin engages in half-truth double-speak. While it's completely true that Jesus reached out to the marginalized and met them where they were, He never permitted them to remain in sinful states. He always made clear the need for repentance. Father Martin makes no mention of the need of gays to repent of their dangerous and sinful lifestyles. In so doing, he seduces them to remain in their squalor, whether or not that is his intention.
The first video (after the jump break) is Father Martin's nonsense. The second is a Stoplight episode featuring Stuart Shephard. In it, he uses a humorous analogy to explain why the gay lifestyle (among other things) will never be normative, no matter how some (such as Father Martin?) may pretend it to be.
Here's Father Martin. Click here if you can't see embedded video.
Now here's the Stoplight. Click here if you can't see embedded video.
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