Fr Jim Martin posted the following video on his Facebook page in a response to the horrible murders of up to 50 people in Orlando last Saturday night.
Fr. Martin says that for too long the lgbt community has been regarded as ‘other’. For too long they have been invisible in church, even in their deaths they are invisible if we are to judge by the lack of expression of solidarity with the lgbt community in their time of grief and fear in the statements issued by most bishops who commented on the murders.
For Christians, for Catholics, he says, there can be ‘no other’ and everyone has to be regarded as ‘visible and valuable’.