MAN CAUGHT WEARING CATHOLIC COLLARKICKED OUT OF COLLEGE JOB

From NBC PHILADELPHIA:

Chestnut Hill College, a private Catholic school in Philadelphia, says it has fired part-time professor, Rev. James St. George, after learning from a post on his blog that he has been in a same-sex relationship for a decade and a half.

College officials appeared surprised that St. George belonged to a branch of Catholicism not associated with the Vatican that has different views on gay issues. St. George leads St. Miriam Church in Blue Bell, which is affiliated with the Old Catholic Apostolic Church of America, which vows no discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and performs commitment ceremonies for gays and lesbians.

Carol Jean Vale, president of Chestnut Hill College, said in a statement Friday night, that when St. George joined the faculty "he presented himself as Father St. George and openly wore a traditional Catholic priest's collar."

St. George denied that he had withheld anything from the college.

"What am I supposed to do?" he asked. "Say, 'Before we go any further, I'm gay?' Who says that?"

Jessica Murray, who was one of St. George's students, stated that she was appalled by the firing.

"All you have to do is Google him, you can see that he's openly gay," she said. "They can't claim they didn't know."

COMMENT: For those of you who may not know what a traditional Roman Catholic collar looks like, here is a photograph:

Thanks to Whiteycat for sending me the link to this story.

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MAN CAUGHT WEARING CATHOLIC COLLARKICKED OUT OF COLLEGE JOB — 5 Comments

  1. Why are people so susceptible to the Episcopoi Vagantes Churches? All you need to see in “in the Villatte sucession” and you know what you are dealing with?

  2. Makes sense to me, given that Fr. St. George has only been in his relationship for “a decade and a half.” They’ve got to make a stand against that sort of promiscuous one-night-stand behavior.

  3. RDCTroll {snort}

    Of course this Popoid school should fire him: they wouldn’t want to expose their studens to Actual CATHOLICISM, would they? {sarcasm/Off}

  4. Ironically, he was probably fired by either a gay priest or a lesbian nun.

    I wonder if they weren’t more upset about the Old Catholic thing….