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Gay Harvard Minister Peter Gomes Dies

Openly gay Harvard minister, theologian and author Rev. Peter J. Gomes passed away yesterday due to an aneurysm and a heart attack. He taught at Harvard for two decades before publicly coming out. Since then, he spent his life addressing the religious causes and roots of homophobia, pointing out the how scripture is often used to justify all sorts of social oppression. The Harvard Divinity School professor was 68 at the time of his death.