Jewish Journal


October 8, 2008

Catholic priest comes out, supports gay marriage



The Rev. Geoffrey Farrow, a Fresno priest, used the pulpit Sunday to speak out against the Catholic Church’s support of Proposition 8, the California ballot measure that would amend the state constitution to forbid gay marriage.

“Farrow said during the Mass that parishioners had asked him for direction and advice about Prop 8. He said he came to the realization that he had to go against the church,” The Bee reported. “Before the Mass, he also told Channel 30 that he is gay.”

Fresno Bishop John Steinbock said the church is not opposing full legal rights for same-sex couples but is fighting for the sanctity of marriage. (I don’t agree with this argument, which I think is a strawman, or Prop. 8, but that’s another discussion.) As you can imagine, Farrow has cleaned out his office and moved out of the parish.

The text of Farrow’s homily, courtesy of Pam’s House Blend, is after the jump:

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