Bishop Robert Lynch of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, FL once again showed himself to be a puppet of the progressives when he blamed the Orlando gay club massacre on - the Catholic Church! Long-time readers of this blog may recall the many times that he's run afoul of the teachings of Jesus Christ. He is most infamous for his conduct when Terri Schindler Schiavo was being systematically starved and dehydrated to death (that is, murdered) within the bounds of his diocese.
This Brietbart article links to Lynch's blog post in which he attempts to throw the Church under the bus, saying that the Church "breeds contempt for gays, lesbians and transgender people". As the Brietbart article points out, Lynch made no attempt to explain how the Muslim jihadist could have been motivated by the Church in anything since he was a devout Muslim who wouldn't have dreamed of setting foot in a Catholic Church.
There might be a reason why Lynch is trying to discredit the Church's teachings regarding homosexuality. Randy Engel pointed out that Lynch had to deal with his own scandal regarding homosexual dalliances fourteen years ago. Given his own obvious proclivities, we can guess at the motivations behind his dissent from Church teaching about marriage. Could it be that this massacre provided him an opportunity to try to discredit the Church? That seems to be more his focus as opposed to the actual Orlando situation itself.
Recently Lynch retired from leadership of the St. Petersburg diocese. Read here to see commentary from Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo whose murder was aided and abetted by Lynch. Regrettably Lynch is not the only progressive prelate to start spouting the progressive talking points like a good little puppet.
In addition to praying for the salvation of all the souls who died in Orlando (for many of the victims as well as the murderer were engaging in mortal sins), we need to pray that these wolves in sheep's clothing find repentance and conversion themselves.