By David Martin
The gay Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin is having misfits over the dumping of five Amazonian idols into the Tiber River this week, arguing that it shows 'hatred of the foreigner.'
You may recall that five idols on display at the Vatican were confiscated and thrown into the Tiber on Monday by a group of loyal Catholics who are fed up with the profanation of the House of God being advanced through the Amazonian Synod presently underway in Rome. According to Fr. Martin, this was an act of "hatred."
"The hatred unleashed by the Synod, which led to breaking into a church, is hatred of the ‘foreigner,’ hatred of a Christianity that seems different from your own, when in fact Christianity has always inculturated itself," he said on Twitter.
If this is what a notorious LGBT offender says then it obviously is not something that any Catholic should subscribe too. Destroying idols demonstrates the highest love for man and his Maker. It is Fr. Martin who hates foreigners by endorsing their idols.
He argues that Christianity "has always inculturated itself," but the Church does not inculturate itself or absorb elements of culture, especially demonic culture and idols. The Church is its own divine culture, the Eternal Father's Palace on earth, which does not permit entry to the world, the flesh, and the devil. Only the souls of contrite men/women may enter, but the world they must leave outside. The Church's commission from Christ is to convert man from the base culture of this world.
Unfortunately, the Vatican endorses Fr. Martin's position. Prayers are needed for today's fallen hierarchy.