Father James St. George, the gay Catholic priest who was dismissed from the Roman Catholic school Chestnut Hill College, wasn’t fired for being gay as we originally thought! No, he was fired for belonging to a non-Vatican-approved church that believes priests not only can be gay but can also get married!

Chestnut Hill is clarifying, or whatever, the controversy that has us all thinking the school doesn’t like the mo-mos teaching is kids. According to Chestnut president Sister Carol Jean Vale’s statement, the now-ex instructor “presented himself as Father St. George and openly wore a traditional Catholic priest’s collar.” But only now did Chestnut Hill learn (through an angry local lawyer’s letter) that St. Geroge belongs to the Old Catholic Church Of The Americas, a Catholic sect that left the Vatican in 1870, which “allows priests the option to engage in same-sex partnerships. This is contrary to the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church.”

And when St. George started talking to the press about his removal? That’s when Chestnut Hill learned he was in a gay relationship himself, Vale claims: “It was with great disappointment when we learned through St. George’s public statements of his involvement in a gay relationship with another man for the past 15 years…. While we welcome diversity, it is expected that all members of our college community, regardless of their personal beliefs, respect and uphold our Roman Catholic mission, character and values both in the classroom and in public statements that identify them with our school.”

FWIW, St. George disputes all of that crap, but you knew where the true lies anyhow.

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