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Gay priest fired from Philadelphia Catholic university

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  1. Aside from Catholicism denouncing homosexuality (duh), priests are supposed to remain celibate. He was in a relationship. And he was gay. In a relationship and gay, tick, tock, tick, tock. Am I missing something or did he not know this when he decided to become a priest? Absolute no brainer – stay away from clubs that hate you.

    Some Turkeys not only vote for Christmas, but they even prepare the stuffing themselves, it would seem. I have no pity for him at all.

    1. That’s a little harsh… I’m the biggest atheist (or anti-theist as Christopher Hitchens would say) going, but whilst we can deny god is real, we cannot deny gay clergy are real. Do I agree with their religious views? No. Do I even agree with religious schools? No. However to be raised on these beliefs, to make it your career, and to hold down a job like this for what is presumably a reasonable length of time only to be told, “See ya later, you’re gay, we don’t like you now.” That’s ridiculous and very hurtful. I do feel sorry for him and I totally disagree with the decision obviously. I wish him every luck in his forthcoming (no doubt long and arduous) legal battle.

    2. M. T. Mylode 1 Mar 2011, 3:13am

      So gay people have no place in education or any right to be fully included as equal participants in society and we shouldnt challenge any of these outdated and outmoded notions we should just roll over, not get involved, not participate, not pursue our dreams, hopes and passions no matter religion or society says, we should just stick to our side of the wall and not bother to try and climb over it, is that it?

    3. Trish Fish 1 Mar 2011, 4:18am

      Yeah cos being gay is all about shopping and f***ing isnt it.

    4. He’s not even a Catholic priest. He’s a member of some liberal “breakaway” group, but pretended to be a Catholic priest when applying for the job. Hard to feel much sympathy.

  2. I agree with mmmmm. Even a Straight man in a relationship stands the same risk.
    He knew the rules. he may have been brought up in it, bit did not have to make it his career!

  3. Aren’t Catholic priests meant to take a vow of celibacy?! What does he expect therefore if he’s out and having a relationship with another guy? He wants his cock and eat it.

  4. “Aside from Catholicism denouncing homosexuality (duh), priests are supposed to remain celibate”.

    I must have missed it did he say he was in a sexual samesex relationship for 15 years or is that just being assumed by posters ?

  5. Serves the idiot right

  6. He could well have been in a celibate relationship. I have a friend living down the street from such a couple; I think one of them is a priest or a minister or something as well, and they live together but just aren’t sexual about it. Being in a relationship doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t celibate.

    1. Well what the fcuking point?

      1. I don’t know. Company? Love? Some people just don’t need sex in their lives; who are we to judge them for this?

        1. just as long as its not denial to be accepted

  7. Hang on, People. This may be a Catholic story but it seems it’s NOT a ROMAN Catholic story. This Catholic Church is NOT part of Pope Benny’s gang.

    “Father St. George is part of the Old Catholic Church Of The Americas, a faction that broke away from the Vatican back in 1870. In his church, priests are allowed to marry and be gay.”

    For more information, see:
    http://www.oldcatholic.org/index.htm
    interesting stuff…..

    1. And your point?

    2. …but the college is Roman Catholic…..thus the claim that he is a heretic.

      1. Oops! My mistake … I misread and thought the College was also part of the Old Catholic Church of the Americas!

  8. He’s not missed many pies, either, has he..?

  9. God bless you for you truly know Gods love.

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