Shocking his flock this weekend, California-based Priest Geoffrey Farrow took an unprecedented step and came out for gay marriage. Farrow, who also came out as gay, said:
In directing the faithful to vote yes on proposition 8, the California Bishops are not only entering the political arena, they are ignoring the advances and insights of neurology, psychology and the very statements by the church itself that homosexual is innate.
I know that these words of truth will cost me dearly. But to withhold them would be far more costly and I would become an accomplice to a moral evil that strips gay and lesbian couples, not only of their civil rights but of their human dignity as well.
Farrow’s bishop did not release an official statement, but insisted his own opposition is not about homosexuality, but about the “institution” of marriage. We’re sure he’ll have more to say in the days to come.