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Fr. Martin accepting an award from New Ways Ministry, a group that advocates for same-sex 'marriage' and other actions condemned by the Catholic Church. Claire Chretien / LifeSiteNews
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Prominent Jesuit priest tweets support for transgender bathrooms to 100k followers

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February 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – One of the most well-known Jesuit priests in the United States tweeted his support of boys using the girls' bathroom and vice versa. 

Father James Martin is the editor-at-large of America magazine and has a large social media presence. In November, he accepted an award from New Ways Ministry, a dissident group that has been condemned by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the U.S. Catholic bishops. During his lengthy acceptance speech, he said the Church should embrace homosexuality's "special gifts."

Yesterday, President Trump reversed former President Obama's transgender bathroom order, which forced schools to allow boys in girls' showers, bathrooms, and locker rooms.

"It doesn't hurt anybody" for boys to be allowed in girls bathrooms and vice versa, Martin tweeted. "It's an affront to their dignity as human beings" to deny men access to women's restrooms and vice versa.

Where is Father Martin's concern for girls who don't want to undress in front of boys? For sexual assault victims whose attackers are emboldened by such policies? Or for one of the first passages in the Bible: "male and female he created them"?

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