“Anytime someone sins and then acts in the name of God, it causes scandal. This is the main reason why you cannot (at this time) offer your gifts in service at St. Mary’s,” the letter states.
“The Catholic Church upholds the dignity of those with same-sex attraction. At the same time, it does not permit same-sex relationships or openly advocating for them because it causes scandal.”
I attended the school that is right next door, and when I was old enough, I started to lead singing in the church. I did this for 4 years, until I went off to study Voice Performance at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music,”
“Religion played an important part in my upbringing and is a huge part of my family. I would definitely say I have Faith. But, to be completely honest, this entire incident has shaken it a bit. ”
“I am planning to have a private meeting with the Bishop soon,”