Catholic School President Urged To Resign After Revealing Same-Sex Relationship

130702084349_Dr. William Hudson Former Totino Grace President“I need to be truthful about my life,” said William Hudson, former President of Totino-Grace High School in Minnesota. After nearly nine years of employment as an administrator at the Catholic institution, he issued a letter of resignation this week after fellow administrators learned of his committed same-sex relationship with a partner of 18 years.

In the statement, Hudson said he had traditionally put church before family, but after details of his personal life began surfacing, it was “freeing to be open about the most important thing in my life.” Though the decision was “heartbreaking and painful,” he’s excited to now live an “authentic life” with his partner and two children.

Both Hudson and school officials say the resignation was voluntary, but interviews with other administrators suggest he may have been urged to do so.

Hudson’s relationship was revealed during a meeting with co-presidents of the school’s corporate board, Mark Motzel and Mary Wilcox, after the pair had asked him “whether there was anything he felt [they] should know.”

Shortly after Motzel and Wilcox learned that Hudson was in a same-sex relationship, the school issued a release stating that “leading a Catholic school while living in a committed same-sex relationship is not consistent with the teachings of the Catholic church.”

Hudson’s resignation comes just months after an Ohio Catholic school teacher was fired for being a lesbian. Meanwhile, the leaders of this fine world religion are finding gay hookups online and hiring “desperate” Rentboys for public quickies.

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  • 2eo

    Doesn’t he know catholic dictat is that he isn’t allowed a relationship with an adult, only children.

  • mcflyer54

    Hudson said he had traditionally put church before family, but after details of his personal life began surfacing, it was “freeing to be open about the most important thing in my life.”

    Huh? He had “traditionally” put church before family … when exactly was that? If he was in an 18 year relationship but only president of the catholic school for 9 years then it seems that his idea of “traditional” must have been about 19 years ago or was far different than that of most people who consider themselves religious. Personally, a gay man who accepts a position as president of a catholic school isn’t really smart enough for the job. Sure, he might have fooled some people for 9 years but ultimately he had to know that his “secret” would come out sooner or later. That he choose to out himself is fine but honestly he was simply treading water until he was caught.

  • Dakotahgeo

    Sheer, unadulterated hypocrisy!

  • MK Ultra

    I’m sure when Jesus was going around preaching inclusion and altruism some 2000 years ago, his one hope and dream was that someday, a giant mega-corporation would bastardize his words in a lovely example of Doublespeak to exclude everyone and anyone for the purposes of money and control.

  • Ogre Magi

    @MK Ultra: Christians are turds, always have been always will be

  • FStratford

    What’s wrong with this picture is this gay guy spent a lifetime strengthening institutions that want us criminalized by simply breathing – and think that that is ok because they are putting “tradition” first. He taught and led an institution that instilled young minds how evil gay people are. He should not have been in that job, in the first place.

    I say scr3w this guy.

  • miniskull

    A person I follow on Tumblr recently expressed his emotion about this story since he went to this Catholic school during the President was in charge. According to my friend, Mr. Hudson restricted so many LGBT activities and made LGBT students felt so unwelcome and discouraged. What really f*cked up is that Mr. Hudson was at that school for 9 years while himself has been in a same-sex relationship for 18 years. Obviously this guy is a coward. People like this have absolutely no sympathy from me.

  • Ottoman

    I wonder how many women on the pill or men who use condoms work at that school.

  • Cam

    Interesting, Jesus spoke DIRECTLY out against divorce and yet never said a word about homosexuality.

    Do they prevent divorced people from teaching at this school?

  • davidrogoff

    Perhaps if he had been in an uncommitted relationship with an underage boy, they just would have moved him to a different school………….

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