"As Central Florida and rest of the U.S. began to process Sunday’s heinous terrorist attack on an Orlando gay nightclub, certain factions and compliant media have predictably politicized the horrific terrorist act to push gun control, anti-Christian bias, and to decry purported Islamophobia and homophobia.
But in what may be the most outrageous case of speciously projecting fault, the Catholic bishop of St. Petersburg, Florida, distorted the very faith he was ordained to uphold.
'Sadly it is religion, including our own, which targets, mostly verbally, and also often breeds contempt for gays, lesbians and transgender people,' Bishop Robert Lynch wrote in a June 13 blog post. 'Attacks today on LGBT men and women often plant the seed of contempt, then hatred, which can ultimately lead to violence.'...
Bishop Lynch further misconstrued the Constitutional right for U.S. citizens to bear arms, and implied that to be pro-life, one must actively support gun control measures.
'It is long past time to ban the sale of all assault weapons whose use should be available only to the armed forces,' said Bishop Lynch. 'If one is truly pro-life, then embrace this issue also and work for the elimination of sales to those who would turn them on innocents.'
Bishop Lynch has a troubling history of apparent support for homosexuality and hostility toward those who support the pro-life cause."
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