McGreevey Makes a Leap Of Faith

Gay former N.J. governor to become an Episcopal priest
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted May 3, 2007 7:29 AM CDT
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(Newser) – James McGreevey, who resigned as New Jersey governor to avoid being outed by a former gay lover, plans to become an Episcopalian priest. McGreevey, who had been a Catholic, was received into the faith at St. Bartholomew's Church in Manhattan Sunday, and has been accepted into the Master of Divinity program at General Theological Seminary.

 "This is something he's been thinking about for years," David France, co-author of McGreevey’s memoir, The Confession, tells the Star Ledger. “His spiritual life has always been central to who he is.”  McGreevey is embroiled in a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife, whose own tell-all book was released the day before the decision to enter the priesthood was announced.