October 31, 2005

Socialite suing church speaks out on New York Post article


by Wayne Besen
PageOneQ Contributing Writer & Columnist

Earlier this month, I wrote a disturbing column on J. David Enright IV, a New York man who The New York Post claimed was suing the Catholic Church for $5 million because a priest that molested him supposedly turned him gay. I interviewed Mr. Enright and he now claims that the Post got it wrong, saying he was "devastated" by the article.

"I'm a proud gay man. I'm out to do good."

Indeed, Mr. Enright has had his hand in gay issues in the past, usually behind the scenes. I have obtained his letter to the Editor that he sent to The New York Post. Here is the text:
Dear Editor,

I wish to make it perfectly clear that I never said or implied that Father Joseph Romano "made me gay." My issues with Father Romano and the Holy Roman Catholic Church are considerably larger.

Posted by kshaw at October 31, 2005 04:46 PM