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Catholics from around the world are asking the Jesuit Order to publicly censure one of its most prominent members, U.S. priest Fr. James Martin, for promoting a bastardized pro-LGBT version of one of the world’s most revered images of Our Lady – the Black Madonna.
Last month, Martin, a celebrity priest who has made a name for himself with his books and talks promoting the normalization of homosexuality within the Catholic Church, tweeted an image of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the most revered icon of the Polish people, where the Blessed Virgin and the Christ-child sported LGBT rainbow halos instead of the usual golden ones.
“In Poland, where homophobia is rampant, LGBT people are on trial for ‘desecrating’ a copy of the Black Madonna. But Mary is for everyone, including LGBT people, and there is a long history of portraying her as part of different faith communities,” tweeted Martin on Jan. 19. “The LGBT community has few images like this. So it is not surprising that they would add their own symbol, the rainbow, in a respectful way, to a beloved image of their mother. How appropriate that she is weeping, for it (is) her son who suffers whenever an LGBT person is persecuted,” he added.