Some Catholic saints ‘were probably gay,’ controversial Vatican consultant says

(The Blaze) Father James Martin — a Jesuit priest appointed last month by Pope Francis as a consultant to the Vatican’s secretariat for communications — said some saints “were probably gay.”

Martin’s comment was part of a Facebook thread he began Friday about a bishop who led a prayer at an LGBT Catholic gathering, which Martin called “another sign of welcome and building bridges.”

After one commenter wrote that “cannonized [sic] saints would not be impressed,” Martin fired back saying, “Some of them were probably gay.”

“A certain percentage of humanity is gay, and so were most likely some of the saints,” Martin said. “You may be surprised when you get to heaven to be greeted by LGBT men and women.” [More]


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