Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Very Brave Man and A Hero

Rev. Geoffrey Farrow

Father Geoffrey Farrow is a longtime Catholic priest who revealed recently that he is gay and opposed to Proposition 8, the November ballot initiative that would overturn the California Supreme Court's decision earlier this year allowing same-sex marriage. As a result, Farrow has been stripped of his job as a parish priest in Fresno, including his salary and health benefits.

"At what point do you cease to be an agent for healing and growth and become an accomplice of injustice?" Rev. Geoffrey Farrow asked during a Church mass held on Sunday, October 5.

"How is marriage protected by intimidating gay and lesbian people into loveless and lonely lives?" he asked parishioners of the St. Paul Newman Center. "I am morally compelled to vote no on Proposition 8."

Rev. Geoffrey Farrow is a Hero and a very brave man to lose not only his job but to be banished from what he loved to do, simply for having the courage to stand up for what he believed in and that was equality for all!

The complete story from The LA Times is here...


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