FR. JAMES MARTIN: EX-GAYS DON’T LEAD FULLY ‘INTEGRATED LIFE’

Fr. James Martin: Ex-Gays Don’t Lead Fully ‘Integrated Life’

The (pro-)sodomite Jesuit dismisses the experience of those who’ve left the homosexual lifestyle

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D. • ChurchMilitant • September 23, 2017

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Jesuit Fr. James Martin, well-known for his attempts to normalize homosexuality in the Church, claims ex-gays lead a less “integrated life” than current gays.

In an August 29 interview with Brandon Ambrosino, a gay man engaged to his male partner, Martin said:

I know just for the record that a lot of the people who are critiquing me online are self-professed … former gays. So it’s a lot of former gay people. And I would say that there’s a lot of conflict going on. So it’s sad because what happens is their own junk inside gets focused outwards on people who are actually trying to live a more integrated life.

As Joseph Sciambra, a man who left the homosexual lifestyle, remarked, “James Martin is quick to say ‘I’m not a moral theologian,’ but he apparently is a psychiatrist specializing in homosexuality.”

Martin has made the claim that he’s no “moral theologian” in response to criticism that he refuses to discuss the need for chastity, particularly in his latest book Building a Bridge.

“I am no moral theologian and did not want to enter into a discussion about church teaching on sexual activity,” he said.

A decade ago, video testimonials of those “coming out of the closet” exploded on YouTube. Today, a query for “ex-gay” yields an astonishing number of former homosexuals who have gone on to recapture a healthy, heterosexual orientation. In fact, thousands of men and women have reported successfully leaving the homosexual lifestyle, many going on to marry and have families. Groups like PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays) and Voices of Change document such experiences.

Voice of the Voiceless is a group that advocates on behalf of former homosexuals, even joining a massive federal complaint filed against the LGBT lobby claiming fraud for perpetuating the “born gay” myth — a myth that Fr. Martin promotes.

The late Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, a pioneer in gay reparative therapy, which helps those afflicted with same-sex attraction eliminate or diminish homosexual desires, said, “Homosexuality is not a sexual problem. It is a gender identity problem.”

“Homosexuality is not about sex,” Nicolosi explained. “It is about a person’s sense of himself, about his relationships, how he forms and establishes relationships, his self-identity, his self-image, personal shame, his ability to sustain intimacy.”

“Homosexual behavior is always prompted by an inner sense of emptiness,” he added.

At his passing, Nicolosi was working on a project to disprove the thesis that reparative therapy is harmful. In 2016, he and Dr. Carolyn Pela presented results of an ongoing study showing that reparative therapy actually reduced stress and contributed to the client’s overall emotional and physical well-being — contrary to gay activists’ claims.

“Findings from preliminary data collected over a 12-month period indicated statistically significant reductions in distress and improvements in well-being, significant movement toward heterosexual identity, and significant increases in heterosexual thoughts and desires with accompanying significant decreases in homosexual thoughts and desires,” he summarized.

A video project building on Nicolosi’s research is being hosted at Fundingmorality.com, a faith-based alternative to secular crowdfunding. The video campaign, sponsored by the National Taskforce for Therapy Equality, aims to create a series of short explainer animation videos designed as a response to the misinformation about reparative therapy spready by LGBT activists.

In the same Ambrosino interview, Martin said lifelong celibacy is not required of homosexuals. Martin proffered the protestant notion that only those teachings “received” by Catholics are authoritative, and because the requirement of celibacy has not been “received” by the LGBT community, therefore it is not authoritative.

“For a teaching to be really authoritative,” he claimed, “it is expected that it will be received by the people of God, by the faithful.”

“The teaching that LGBT people must be celibate their entire lives has not been received,” he said.

As canonist Ed Peters noted,

Martin might regret that, in virtue of Canon 1055 (which presents the nature of marriage itself), two lesbians cannot marry each other, nor can two homosexuals, but, if that is what underlies Martin’s complaints about celibacy supposedly being imposed on such persons, he needs to take it up with the infallible Magisterium of the Church.

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3 comments on “FR. JAMES MARTIN: EX-GAYS DON’T LEAD FULLY ‘INTEGRATED LIFE’

  1. Ex-neo-Catholics don’t lead a fully ‘integrated life.’ We aren’t in ‘full communion’ anymore. We’re ‘Rosary counters,’ ‘Pelagians,’ ‘triumphalists,’, ‘rigid,’ ‘self-absorbed,’ ‘Promethian,’ and tend to breed like ‘rabbits.’

  2. With 22 veterans committing suicide every day , I really don’t give a rats behind, what this homo Jesuit thinks or the idiot clergy that back him and that includes the pope on down. Anybody that supports this freak is a sodomite also. And I really don’t care if these queers do not have a fully integrated life or whatever that means. Martin is a mental case as is most of the Jesuits. These people are just not normal. I am sick of hearing McElroy, Cupich, Wuerl, Chaput , Dolan, Morris and the rest of the crackpot clergy that seen to make the most noise. All of you shut up and go back into your rat holes and bother the other religions instead of the Catholics. Nobody listens or cares what you say it is all Bovine Scat anyway. The Pope and his appointees need to resign . Also all donations need to stop.

  3. If that lifestyle is as Joseph Sciambra tells it, who would want to be integrated to it?
    josephsciambra.com/surviving-gaybarely/ (WARNING: very disgusting and explicit stuff contained on his site)

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