Fr. James Martin SJ reacted to a major U.S. Supreme Court religious liberty case pitting so-called homosexual rights against a Catholic adoption agency’s conscience rights, siding with LGBT activsts and a host of far-left organizations.
When court observers yesterday suggested that a majority of the nine justices had signaled they would rule in favor of the Catholic child welfare agency, Martin lamented that choosing not to place foster kids with homosexual couples is “homophobia.”
“Religious liberty should not be used as a cover for homophobia,” Martin tweeted.
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Martin’s position on homosexual adoption directly contradicts the formal teaching of the Catholic Church. In 2003, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith issued a document entitled “Considerations regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to unions Between Homosexual Persons” in which it states:
“Allowing children to be adopted by persons in such [homosexual] unions would actually mean doing violence to these children, in the sense that their condition of dependency would be used to place them in an environment that is not conducive to their full human development.”