Catholic Priest: I Was Fired For Supporting LGBT Community
The Newark Archdiocese allegedly fired a Seton Hall University priest because of his support of gay and lesbian students. The Rev. Warren Hall, who was among the school’s visible employees as director of campus ministry at his alma mater, stunned students by announcing his own ousting via Twitter on Friday. “I’ve been fired from SHU for posting a pic on FB supporting LGBT `NO H8,’ ” he wrote, according to NJ Advance Media. “I’m sorry it was met with this response. I’ll miss my work here.” That statement was no longer on his Twitter feed by Sunday morning. But a follow-up tweet remained, with Hall urging students to keep bringing up gay rights to campus leaders. “Grateful for all the support. Don’t be angry!!” he wrote. “Turn this into an opportunity for open/reasonable discussion on LGBT issues on a Cath Campus.” Seton Hall school confirmed Hall was relieved of his duties, but passed the buck to the Newark Archdiocese, which runs the university. A rep for the archdiocese said Hall will be transferred to a new job in Newark and labeled his removal from SHU a regular and routine change of assignment. Hall’s ousting came at a bad time for […]
18 May 2015 in Blog, by