Yesterday, in an open letter to his parish community, Fr. Farrow reported that:
I heard from the bishop that I have been suspended as a priest and removed as pastor of the Newman Center. In all candor, I had anticipated that response which is why I had removed my personal property from the parish house and offices. I bear no personal animosity to the bishop for his decision.
To read the full text of the letter, click here.
Following is the letter’s closing paragraph:
I felt the need to speak, not for myself but, on behalf of those who have no one to speak for them in this matter in our Church. Personally, my life has been rather difficult since I made this statement as I knew it would be. I have no regrets since it was my hope that this statement would lead to greater discussion of the treatment of gay and lesbian people in and by the Church. Also, it is my earnest hope that in some small way, this helps to preserve the civil rights of gay and lesbian persons which are currently under attack by the proponents of Proposition 8.
See also the previous Wild Reed post:
A Priest’s Courageous Act
Recommended Off-site Link:
Fr. Geoff Farrow’s Blog