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Bp. Joseph Strickland: ‘You are challenging the Deposit of Faith that I promised to defend’
TYLER, Texas (ChurchMilitant.com) – A Texas bishop is denouncing Fr. James Martin, S.J. for dissenting with Scripture on homosexuality.
“I know you have lots of support but you are challenging the Deposit of Faith that I promised to defend,” tweeted Bp. Joseph Strickland of the diocese of Tyler on Wednesday. “As a bishop I’ll keep defending it.”
The bishop’s remarks came in response to a tweet by the celebrity Jesuit questioning the inerrancy of Scripture.
“Interesting: ‘Where the Bible mentions [same-sex sexual] behavior at all, it clearly condemns it. I freely grant that. The issue is precisely whether the biblical judgment is correct. The Bible sanctioned slavery as well and nowhere attacked it as unjust,” wrote Martin. ….