Jim Morrison (not that Jim Morrison, mary. This one’s still alive and kicking), a priest at the St. Thomas Aquanis Catholic Church in Thibodaux, Louisiana has come out publicly to the diocese and his congregation. His coming out comes on the heels of the Vatican’s statement that priests with homosexual tendencies (um, are there priests without them?) should leave the priesthood.
Saturday evening, the pews at St. Thomas Aquinas were full. As pastor, Morrison told the congregation, “I ask you constantly to trust me. I ask you come to me with your life, all the blessings, all the struggles.” “But it’s not a one-way street,” he said.
Shock of all shocks, Morrison will keep his job, mostly ministering to students, because the Catholic Church has a problem only with homosexual acts, and Morrison is celibate. Don’t get us started on what we think of the Vatican’s latest anti-gay directive, but we’re glad Morrison’s keeping his job. It’s nice to know that a man of the cloth is being judged by true Christian values – honesty and courage – and not by some church leader’s ignorance.