Fr Paul Morton: a “bad priest who poisons and rots that garden” [The Church] – St Catherine of Sienaeditor
A PRIEST from Cambuslang has become the first Catholic representative to support teaching children about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in school.
Father Paul Morton, of St Bride’s Parish Church, says bullying due a child’s gender identity or sexual orientation should be a “thing of the past”.
The priest has lent his support to the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, which was set up by two Glasgow men in a bid to crack down on homophobic abuse in the classroom. Click here to read Evening Times report Cambuslang priest first Catholic representative to support LGBT education in schools which headline is a tad stronger in the print edition of the newspaper, to read: Pioneer Catholic priest’s backing for LGBT rights.
Seems like only yesterday we were discussing this same priest’s public support for homosexuality; our call for Bishop Toal to act at that time, went unheeded, and so, taking his lead from the Bishop’s tolerance, he has moved forward from “welcoming” active homosexual couples to his Masses, to seeking to educate children in the same vice. Click here to read our previous discussion…
Now, having pretended that his only interest was in making people feel welcome, he has moved on to recite the LGBT mantra about “homophobic” and “transgender” bullying. Some chance. Heavens above, it’s impossible to say a word – not a single word – to express disapproval of the evil of homosexual activity, without finding yourself plastered over the front page of a tabloid or, in my own case, nominated for the Stonewall Bigot of the Year award, so it’s a joke to suggest that any homosexual or “transgender” person is bullied.
One thing we never actually deal with – one thing never dealt with – when discussing LGBT “rights” is what they actually DO. What IS it that is so objectionable? Why is it that we are shocked that any Catholic priest would encourage children to participate in such behaviour as this
The above link to what homosexuals do, is mild. Anyone who has ever visited a “gay” website, will know that. Still, it gives a flavour of precisely what it is that this priest, and his Bishop – Joseph Toal – is shamelessly promoting. Or, more accurately, “proudly” promoting.
Challenge From Editor, Catholic Truth, To Father Morton…
I’ve tried phoning Father Morton several times but keep getting a voicemail telling me that he is not available to speak and I can’t leave a message. You’d almost think he knew that the caller is li’l ole moi… Poor souls trying to get through with a sick call, if priests like Fr Morton still do such mundane things as attend to the sick, or administer the sacraments to the dying. Must be a worry, having an LGBT celebrity as your Parish Priest.
Anyway, here’s why I was ringing… I rang to say “Hello, there, Father….Let’s debate St Catherine of Siena’s call for Pope Gregory XI to “rid the Church of bad priests and rulers who poison and rot that garden [the Church]”1 Some motion to the effect that St Catherine’s description of priests who “poison and rot” the Church applies today, more than ever, including to Fr Morton himself. I do wish he’d answered his phone.
Not to worry – I’ll email him the link to this thread in the [fond] hope that he takes up the challenge… I’ll also email the link to Bishop Toal, who is gravely responsible before God for this scandal. He can have a ringside seat at the debate where he might reflect on the contrast between his suspension of Father Matthew Despard for writing a book exposing the homosexual culture within the Diocese of Motherwell – a fact confirmed by Fr Morton – while being complicit in Fr Morton’s guilt by allowing him free rein to encourage homosexual activity, Communion for unrepentant public sinners and now, actively promoting the corruption of school children into the euphemism of “LGBT rights”.
1 Letters of St Catherine of Siena, Translated by Vida D Scudder, London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1927, p.131).