November 29, 2005

Priest resigns over "hostile" stand against gay priests


MESA, Ariz. The Roman Catholic pastor of Mesa's Queen of Peace Church has resigned in protest of the church's tougher and what he calls "hostile" stand against gays in the priesthood.

The Reverend Leonard Walker's departure comes before the Vatican's formal release today of a document expressly barring homosexuals and those with homosexual tendencies from entering seminaries.

Walker, who is homosexual, says his own sexuality is not the issue.

Posted by kshaw at November 29, 2005 07:32 AM