Saints Sergius and Bacchus: – The Lie – their inclusion in John Boswell’s book “Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe” have made them symbols of gay marriage in the homosexual community; some groups have even proclaimed them as the patron saints of same-sex unions. The Truth – they were actually Roman Christian soldiers who converted to the Faith and eventually martyred
Saints Cosmas and Damian: The Lie – a variation on the Sergius and Bacchus theme; with Christian martyrs as gay lovers. The Truth – twin-brother physicians who were repeatedly tortured for their Faith, but would never recant their belief in Christ.
St. Sebastian: The Lie – a gay Roman soldier whose imagery is often absorbed into the homosexual lexicon as an example of homoeroticism in Catholicism. The Truth – one of the great early martyrs who converted many through his example.
St. John the Apostle: The Lie – the gay lover of Jesus. The Truth – the beloved of Christ because of his steadfast Faith and purity. The only Apostle at the Crucifixion and was entrusted with the guardianship of the Blessed Mother.
St. Francis of Assisi: The Lie – a medieval flower-child and progressive advocate who heralded the new-age of Christian liberalism. The Truth – a devout promoter of chastity and a singular believer in the certainty of the Gospels.
Saints Perpetua and Felicity: The Lie – they were lesbian lovers. The Truth – the married Perpetua and her servant Felicity were martyred because they refused to apostatize; Felicity was with child during her imprisonment and gave birth to a daughter before her death.
St. Mary Magdalene: The Lie – was a lesbian. The Truth – after her conversion, became a faithful follower of Our Lord Jesus Christ; tradition maintains that she fled Galilee and became a hermitess in Southern France.
Many of these scurrilous claims originated with the darling of “gay” Catholic ministries – John J. McNeill SJ. Bob Shine, Young Adult and Social Media Coordinator at New Ways Ministry, wrote this about McNeill:
“Rev. John J. McNeill‘s canonization may be years away, but as Catholics mark today’s Solemnity of All Saints, we celebrate certain he is among the saints in heaven.”
In his attempt to queer the Saints, McNeill wrote:
“Although Martha and Mary are referred to as “sisters” and Lazarus is referred to as their “brother”, we should note that frequently in the Bible the words sister and brother are used not to designate a biological relationship but to recognize a deep committed love relationship….That leaves open the possibility that Jesus’ family of choice was possibly a gay family; that Martha and Mary were lesbians and Lazarus was a gay man.”
“…the story of the two gay martyrs, Bacchus and Serge…These two men were third century gay lovers and soldiers in the Emperor’s guard.”
“Any one of you who have a gay sensibility will be keenly aware of the special nature of the relationship of love that reunites Jesus and John.”
I find this list remarkable, since the gay community subconsciously chose to target Saints that were unwaveringly dedicated to the Faith, gave their lives in the Lord’s service, and were also committed to chastity. By attempting to subvert them and tear them down, they are truly revealing what they actually long for. They do not know it, but it’s a cry for help.