Neo-Modernist and homosexualist Bishop Robert Lynch of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida (who has been reviewed in a generally positive light by the extreme-pro-homosexual militant group, New Way Ministries) wrote the following. The bishop has forgotten the spiritual works of mercy: to instruct the ignorant, to admonish sinners...
We read of no call for the conversion of homosexuals, no fraternal admonishment. Instead we have homosexualist language, the insinuation that the Catholic Faith "targets" people who engage in grave sexual sins, the confusing of Being and Acting (forgetting that what a person is, is different than what a person does). Yes, all men are created in God's image and likeness, but through sin, stain and darken this image. Not ONCE did Bishop Lynch use the word "SIN". One may ask the deluded bishops: perhaps the Pulse "nightclub" was for chaste homosexuals who belonged to Courage? If it was, perhaps Bishop Lynch should let us know, so we can support their families.
The bishop speaks of the "faithful departed" who were slain. From what I understand the "faithful' of the Catholic do not frequent homosexual bath houses to commit perverted sexual acts. Perhaps Lynch should do two things: identify these "faithful departed", and explain to Catholics why he has refused to admonish sinners who engage in unnatural sexual behaviour.
Today I write with a heavy heart arising from the tragedy which occurred in the early morning hours yesterday at a Gay, Lesbian, Transgender night club in Orlando, our neighbor to the east...
Second, sadly it is religion, including our own, which targets, mostly verbally, and also often breeds contempt for gays, lesbians and transgender people. Attacks today on LGBT men and women often plant the seed of contempt, then hatred, which can ultimately lead to violence. Those women and men who were mowed down early yesterday morning were all made in the image and likeness of God.
...Singling out people for victimization because of their religion, their sexual orientation, their nationality must be offensive to God’s ears.
....may the souls of those faithful departed who met their God early Sunday morning rest in peace.