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Gay Chorister Appeals Church Banishment

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There’s no mute on this one! Italian choir boy Alberto Ruggin found himself ousted from his church after coming out on national television. Despite knowing the church condemns the gays, Mr. Ruggin will ask his presiding Bishop to appeal the discriminatory decision:

Ruggin, who is a practicing Roman Catholic, said that the priest, Don Paolino Bettanin, was “disgusted” by the affair.

“I tried to explain to him that a true Christian respects everybody — he accused me of not revealing my sexuality sooner, but admitted he had suspected it. The truth is that he’s scared of what people might say. So, I’m turning to the Bishop.”

It’s worth noting that Ruggin sang his little heart out in the same chorus for seven years. On the positive side, he probably won’t have any trouble getting a date – hubba, hubba!

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Nov 20, 2007
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  • 2 Comments
    • kelly
      kelly

      turning “what” to the bishop? Zing!

      Nov 20, 2007 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Simon
      Simon

      I hope the bishop realises just how lucky he is!!!!

      Nov 22, 2007 at 6:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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