Priest: Seton Hall Canned Me for Pro-LGBT Post
Rev. Warren Hall is now subject of a Change.org petition
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2015 11:33 AM CDT
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon addresses a crowd on the campus of Seton Hall University, Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 in South Orange, NJ.   (AP Photo/Joe Epstein)

(Newser) – A Catholic priest who made a pro-LGBT post on Facebook says he promptly found himself out of a job at Seton Hall University, where he ministers to the Catholic school's sports teams, reports the Washington Post. "I’ve been fired from SHU for posting a pic on FB supporting LGBT "NO H8,"" tweeted the Rev. Warren Hall in a since-deleted post. "I’m sorry it was met with this response. I’ll miss my work here." Seton Hall "does not comment on personnel matters," per a rep, but Hall's ouster promptly inspired a Change.org petition, started by student Ethan Kraft, who says the "action is not in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ, nor is it line with the words of Pope Francis, current leader of the Roman Catholic Church." Seton Hall, notes the Post, is run directly by the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ.

 

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