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Catholic priest has the perfect response to vicar who praised Trump’s bathroom decision

Catholic priest has the perfect response to vicar who praised Trump’s bathroom decision

Priest James Martin takes on another priest on trans people using the restroom

A Catholic priest has had the perfect response to a transphobic vicar who praised President Trump’s decision to remove bathroom protections for trans people.

Jesuit priest James Martin, based in New York City, revealed his shock over the Trump administration’s latest attack on the LGBTI community.

On Wednesday (22 February), President Donald Trump officially revoked federal guidance protecting trans students in US schools.

The move was not unexpected, but it still sparked outrage amongst the LGBTI community and its allies.

In his tweet, Martin said: ‘Trans students endure so many indignities already. They should be able to use whatever bathrooms they choose. It doesn’t hurt anybody.

‘It saddens me that a trans student cannot choose what bathrooms to use. A basic need. It’s an affront to their dignity as human beings.’

‘Um… this is a joke, right? Someone please tell me this is a parody account and not actually coming from a Catholic priest,’ Father Matt Bazofsky, a priest in Chicago said in response.

But Martin responded as calmly and as perfectly as possible.

‘No, I’m an actual Catholic priest in good standing who stands with the marginalized,’ he said. ‘Some charity is in order here, Father.’

Bazofsky, who claims to also be a ‘biologist’, said before he made his Twitter account private that ‘men should not be allowed’ to go into the same restroom as women.

It wasn’t just Catholic priests supporting trans children, but many celebrities and politicians voiced their support. Read what Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry and Chris Evans and other celebrities had to say.