Priest says bishop spurns gays
The Arizona Republic May. 3, 2006 12:00 AM
A Catholic priest who took a leave of absence in January, citing health-related and "other" easons, says in a letter to newspapers that Bishop Thomas Olmsted has turned his back on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Catholics."I refuse to serve as a priest in a church environment that is increasingly sending a false and destructive message that my LGBT brothers and sisters and I are little more than immature, defective sex addicts," said the Rev. Chris Carpenter, former pastor of Christ the King parish in Mesa.
Perhaps Fr. Carpenter is playing this wrong? He could have simply kept his mouth shut and moved to LA, seeking to reincardinate in the Diocese of Orange or LA, where he's highly unlikely to be troubled by such things. But no, I suppose he wants to make himself a martyr for the pro-death, pro-buggery cause.