This little article on queerty.com and the Union Leader is sad: Gene Robinson led a quiet, hush-hush retreat for gay clergy in the Catholic Church. It looks like 75 attended. By "quiet," it means that the superiors of the priests did not know they attended the retreat.
What is sad is that we have these retreats on the quiet, on the side, on the "hush hush" part of life, rather than in the light of day. Are there gay Catholic clergy? You bet! Are there gay Orthodox clergy? Sure! Are there gay ministers in the Southern Baptist Church? Lots! Are there gay pastors in African American churches? Yep! And are there gay ministers in the mainline and non-denominational, free-will Baptist, Seventh Day Adventist, Assembly of God, Holiness Pentecostal churches? Uh-huh. Lots. Loads. A plethora.
And are the majority of them living in the closet? Yep.
And is living in the closet of Don't Ask Don't Tell bad for your health of mind, body, and spirit? Sure is!
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