An Open Letter to Father James Martin, SJ

Amelia Monroe Carlson

Father James Martin, SJ is an American Catholic priest residing in New York, appointed by Pope Francis as a consultant to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications, who has largely gained fame and popularity for his disordered endorsement and advocacy for the LGBTQ community- even when it reaches heretical and blasphemous levels. He is a Jesuit and a heretic. His recent endorsement of the documentary, set to be released this year, titled “Wonderfully Made” has prompted this open letter since the film depicts a rainbow banner draped across the cross and “LGBTQ” above Jesus where “King of the Jews” was written.

Dear Father Martin,

I want to first commend you on your efforts to minister to the LGBTQ community and those in that lifestyle. Those individuals are valuable and have dignity and worth just as everyone else. If you are truly wanting to make a difference in their lives, however, I want to encourage you to be the priest you have been ordained to be and be an “Alter Christus” to them.

I want to ask you to worry more about their eternal souls than their temporal acceptance or ‘rights’. I would urge you to teach them that while accepting them and loving them is what Christ calls us to do, He also calls sin a sin and demands repentance.

I want to encourage you to seek to make an eternal difference by loving and serving them while simultaneously calling them to repentance so they may receive eternal life. I beg you to not get so comfortable in your collar that you ignore the reality that Christ will judge sin and that includes yours, mine, and theirs. I implore you to help them turn to Christ and repent of their sins rather than denying it is sin, so that they may one day be able to spend eternity with Christ and all His angels and saints.

I remind you this is neither a liberal nor conservative issue but rather a Christ issue. Republicans did not invent the word “sin” and Democrats did not conjure up the word “acceptance”. Christ taught both. God the Father teaches both and I would like to ask you to remember that your position as a priest is a spiritual father first and political father later. Stop playing politics to your own political beliefs or even your personal beliefs or struggles and bring them to repentance first. Teach them the Christ-centered truth that you can love the sinner but hate the sin.

If you want them to be free to live then give them the chance to be free to live eternally with Christ. The greatest way we can love someone is to show them Christ and through Christ we are set free from our sins. “So, if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” If you love those in the LGBTQ community, tell them the truth.

If you love them, tell them Christ condemns homosexuality and it is an abomination to God but there is forgiveness and redemption if they repent.

Tell them that science does not change biological reality and mankind cannot change what God created. Tell them that just because outward appearances are what they desire it to be, truth will always be truth. Tell them just because science can do it does not mean it is permissible by their Creator.

Tell them that their life matters, the lives on death row matter, the lives of thieves matter, the lives of your neighbors and your friends matter, the lives of the poor and impoverished matter, and the lives of the unborn matter.

Tell them that Christ offers redemption through His sacrifice but there is a sacrifice on our parts as well where we must turn from our sins and turn to Christ. Tell them that the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ contained in the Eucharist is to never be defiled or mocked because Christ is to never be defiled or mocked. Tell them to come to Christ rather than rejecting him and choosing sin.

Tell them that labels mean nothing and you can call yourself a transgender woman but God calls you a biological male. Tell them your temporary feelings or desires mean nothing when placed under the eternal light of judgment that flows from the throne of God.

Tell the transgenders, or those desiring to be transgender, that God does not make mistakes so he did not make them as a mistake so they do not need to pretend they are something they were never created to be because that is the mistake.

Tell them that God is a loving, merciful, and forgiving God but He is also a jealous God who stands as judge of the universe.

The best thing you can do for the community you want to serve is to be Christ to them rather than seeking to destroy Christ. Your recent praise and endorsement of the movie “Wonderfully Made”, depicting a cross with a rainbow banner across it and LGBTQ in place of “King of the Jews” is not just simply wrong and disrespectful to the very Christ you claim to serve, but it is heretical. Your heresy is driving others away from the Church and placing them in danger of eternal damnation, which I suppose could potentially be your end goal as a heretic.

You recently said, in a tweet on October 29, 2019, that “Denying communion to politicians, Democrat or Republican, is a bad idea. If you deny the sacrament to those who support abortion, then you must also deny it to those who support the death penalty. How about those who don’t help the poor? How about “Laudato Si?” Where does it end?" I would like to ask you Father Martin the same question. Where does it end? Where does it end in calling sin “acceptable” and mortal sins “choice”? What exactly constitutes a sin Father?

I suppose you would say being a homosexual, bi-sexual, or transgender is not a sin. I suppose God got it wrong in Scripture then when, in the Levitical law where it says “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination” (Lev 18:22). Maybe they misinterpreted it I suppose. But just to make sure there was no confusion, i’m sure you are aware the law repeats itself again in Lev 20:13 “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.” I suppose that is just the Old Testament. I guess it could be argued that doesn’t apply but then again St. Paul would disagree now wouldn’t he Father? “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (I Cor. 6:9). Then again, I suppose you could say Father that you could cherry pick the ones you want to call sin and the ones you do not. Fortunately for truth seekers, Christ never cherry picked and neither did the Apostles.

In one of your tweets last year, dated May 5, 2020, you stated “Like every priest, my life centers on the Eucharist ''. Does it really? Father Martin, how can your life center on the Eucharist, which is the very real body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ, yet you turn around and endorse a movie which desecrates the very sacrifice the Eucharist represents during Mass?

You want others to accept, even while eliminating 2,000 year old truths and faith, the rights you are pushing for the LGBTQ community while preaching there should be love and not hate, yet yourself demonstrate hate when you are known for blocking Catholics from your Twitter who disagree with you. Is that not hate? Do you not want to hear the truth? Is that how you respond to Christ when you read passages like the ones I have cited from scripture, do you just block it out and close the book.

I pray for your soul Father Martin since you bring damnation upon yourself every time you partake of the Eucharist in an unworthy manner, such as “whoever, therefore, eats the bread and drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself.” (I Cor. 11:27-29) For the sake of your eternal soul Father Martin, do a serious self-examination before your next Mass in light of the Biblical principles given and not those you wish or believe should be principles, and repent.

Father Martin, you cannot be of this world and of Christ’s world. You are either with Christ or against Him. You either stand for Him or stand against Him. You either continue the path of heresy or turn to the path of righteousness. For your sake, I pray you turn to the path of righteousness and stand with Christ rather than against Him. If you continue down this path of spreading heresy and lies about accepting sin as not sin and commending attacks on Christ then I can assure you of one thing – you will not be alone on your road to hell. Repent Father, before Christ tells you it's too late.