There is a secret plan to spread pro-LGBT ministries in the Raleigh Diocese New Walden has learned. NW received an anonymous tip in late January about an LGBT Lenten Bible study at St. Andrew’s in Apex. What is unusual about this is that St. Andrew’s doesn’t have an LGBT ministry. After investigating, NW learned that the program is being coordinated through St. Francis of Assisi parish in Raleigh. They have a very active ministry, one that has been active with the Raleigh Gay Pride Parade.
According to emails from a coordinator of the Lenten program, the goal at St. Andrew’s is to establish a permanent pro-LGBT ministry at the parish. The hope for the Lenten program was to identify people who could lead the ministry. Parishioners at St. Andrew’s have told NW that they were unaware of these events. It is difficult to obtain information about the Lenten program because organizers vetted participants before allowing them to join the meetings.
New Walden has also learned that St. Andrew’s is not the only parish to be invited to participate in this LGBT Lenten event. At this time we don’t know many other parishes are involved. There is at least one more.
The Bigger Picture
If you have been paying attention to Catholic news in the past month, you will notice that headlines have been dominated by pro-LGBT themes. In Brazil for example, it was reported that a Lenten study guide promoted by their bishops contained pro-LGBT themed literature. So what is going on exactly, and why all of a sudden during Lent? Answer? What’s going on is Amoris Laetitia. Remember Pope Francis declared this to be a “Year of Reflection on Amoris Laetitia.” And this “year of reflection” kicked off during Lent, last Friday to be exact. As I have stated elsewhere, this is NOT a year of reflection, but, rather, a year of promotion and implementation. More on that angle of the story to follow in an update.
Here is a screenshot of the St. Andrew’s bulletin that advertised the LGBT Lenten Bible study. Yes, in fact, this actually happened. The parishioners were not informed or consulted beforehand. Additionally, the meetings were not open to all parishioners. Participants were vetted before being allowed access to the the Zoom meetings.