Prominent Catholic Priest Applauds Biden's Pick of 'Openly Gay' Buttigieg for Transportation Secretary

By Michael W. Chapman | December 17, 2020 | 4:48pm EST
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, left, and Rev. James Martin.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, left, and Rev. James Martin.

Although former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a practicing homosexual "married" to another man, influential Catholic priest Rev. James Martin, SJ, praised him and congratulated President-elect Joe Biden for picking the "openly gay" Buttigieg to be the next Secretary of Transportation. 

"Congratulations to @PeteButtigieg, nominated by @JoeBiden to be Secretary of Transportation," tweeted Fr. Martin on Dec. 16.  "If approved, he would be the first openly gay member to serve in a presidential cabinet."

"Another historic step for the #LGBTQ community, whose members have so much to offer the world," he added.

Engaging in homosexual practices and being in a same-sex "marriage" are contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church. Promoting or supporting such actions are also contrary to church teachings.

As reported by LifeSiteNews, Fr. Martin "suggested in November that religious liberty claims by Catholic adoption agencies who refused to place children with homosexual couples was 'a cover for homophobia.'"

The Catholic Church also opposes adoption of children by homosexuals.

In 2017, Fr. Martin was appointed by Pope Francis as a consultant to the Vatican's Secretariat for Communications. In September 2019, Fr. Martin had a private audience with the Pope in the papal library of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace.

Fr. Martin frequently lectures around the United States. He is the author of at least 13 books, including Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity.

Pete Buttigieg and his "husband" Chasten Buttigieg. (Screenshot, Time)
Pete Buttigieg and his "husband" Chasten Buttigieg. (Screenshot, Time)

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