We’ve been down this road before with Whitney attempting to homosexualize sacred Scripture. Back on June 23, 2013 he published an article in the bulletin for St. Joseph Catholic Church of Seattle, Washington entitled, Why Am I In the Parade?, in which he tried to justify to his parishioners why he was intending to march in the upcoming gay pride parade, by comparing his marching with homosexuals in a parade to Saint Peter’s encounter with the Roman centurion and devout Jew, Cornelius (Cf. Acts 10). In my response article entitled, Exposing Father John Whitney’s Horrendous Theology, I wrote:
- “Therefore, Fr. John commits a heresy when he writes that it is a sin to deny that homosexual orientation is unavoidably rooted in our human nature. And he doesn’t stop there. He goes on in his article to proudly talk about how grand it was for St. Joseph Church to march in the gay pride parade in 2012. He easily dismisses the fact that there were sinful acts being committed during the parade. He offers another circus trick when he makes the comparison with homosexuals to the unclean animals that Peter saw in his vision. Then, finally, he completely uncloaks himself as a wolf when he encourages his flock to join him again this year Seattle’s gay pride parade.”
Now, this wolf in sheep’s clothing is back at it again. On January 9, 2014, Whitney wrote an article note on his Facebook page entitled, The Acts of the Orange & Blue Apostles, in which he revisits his self-serving interpretation of Luke’s book of the Acts of the Apostles and draws in Pope Francis’ call to the youth gathered at Rio de Janeiro in 2013 for World Youth Day to go make a mess in their dioceses.
His focus, this time, concerns the tension that led to the Council of Jerusalem; as narrated in Acts 15. There were some disagreements in the Church about whether gentiles could be saved without being circumcised and observing other tenets of the Mosaic law. The text informs us that the apostles and the presbyters met together to discuss and debate this matter, and it was eventually resolved to write the Gentiles a letter informing them that “It is the decision of the holy Spirit and of us not to place on you any burden beyond these necessities, namely, to abstain from meat sacrificed to idols, from blood, from meats of strangled animals, and from unlawful marriage. If you keep free of these, you will be doing what is right’” (Acts 15:28-29).
What Whitney does with this narrative above is transport it to the current day and attempts to portray the Church as the traditional Jewish Community and homosexuals as the Gentiles. For him, the Church’s teaching on the Sacrament of Matrimony and sexual purity is comparable to traditional Mosaic law; that is, it is wrong, out-dated, out of sync, and altogether not consistent with Jesus’ teaching on love, grace, and acceptance (apathy). Homosexuals are the Gentiles who are being wrongly excluded, and this tension between them and the Church needs to be fostered so that it will bring about a change in doctrine, such as the doctrine that he says he has been happy to see since the election of Pope Francis.
Taking Pope Francis’ call into account and his homosexualized interpretation of Acts 15 into account, Whitney then uses his well tuned theological circus acrobatics to cast the horribly catechized youth of Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, Washington into the role of being prime examples of Christian virtue and character. He writes:
“In the last few weeks, the students of Eastside Catholic High School, and their companions from other schools in the area, have given us an example of the kind of passionate discernment, motivated by the Gospel, that characterizes an important dimension of Catholic education—and, indeed, should characterize our faith both in and out of school. Regardless of the particulars of this situation (and personnel issues may have complexities I do not know), these students have spoken up as products of Catholic education, as women and men motivated by the Spirit and by their own experience of grace. Though it is a painful time, their teachers and their parents should be proud of the Gospel spirit that has been planted in these young hearts. Likewise, we in the broader Church should be grateful for the mess these young people bring, and should listen with compassion and openness to the Spirit that moves within them. Their love, their gentleness, their quest to make of the Church “the home of all, not a small chapel that can hold only a small group of selected people,” demands more than the silence of authority; it demands communion and engagement with the Church—i.e., education, direction, dialogue—since their spirit is a sign of the Church and is life-blood for the Church. May we engage, with fearless love, at the side of our younger sisters and brothers; and may trust in the God whose Church we are all becoming.”
The demonic tendency of Whitney’s writing is not only its absence of truth and hate of tradition, but, moreso, its hate of the truth and hate of Catholic tradition. This wolf never fails to make a false contrast only so that he might find a way to preach more homosexualism. In the instant case, he fails to recognize that the students who are protesting are actually not operating in the spirit of truth, let alone any real engagement in or discernment of the true Gospel message. As I wrote in Satan Runs Amuck at Eastside Catholic High, these young and impressionable students are not only poorly catechized, but they are sadly being used by adults to wage against the Catholic Church, which is an untenable position that leads to Hell.
There continues to be no degree to which Whitney will not collaborate with the works of Satan to undermine the teachings of the Catholic Church, and to homosexualize sacred Scripture. Pray for this man’s soul and pray for the Holy Spirit to enlighten his flock so that they will no longer be deceived by him.
- Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host – by the Divine Power of God – cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.