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Melbourne's Catholic Church to ban gay priests.

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Melbourne, March 28 (ANI): Melbourne's Catholic Church has embraced a Vatican suggestion to ban gays from becoming priests.

All potential priests will have to undergo tests for sexual orientation sexual orientation
The direction of one's sexual interest toward members of the same, opposite, or both sexes, especially a direction seen to be dictated by physiologic rather than sociologic forces.

Describing homosexuality as "a type of deviation", the head of the Vatican committee recently said that celibate gays should also be banned.

James O'Farrell, an Archdiocese of Melbourne spokesman, confirmed that Carlton's Corpus Christi Catholic seminary had started adhering to the guidelines.

Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights The goal of full legal and social equality for gay men and lesbians sought by the gay movement in the United States and other Western countries.

The term gay originally derived from slang, but it has gained wide acceptance in recent years, and many people who are
 Lobby spokeswoman Hayley Conway said the church was sending a "dangerous and offensive" message about sexuality, reports the Courier Mail. (ANI)

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Date:Mar 28, 2009
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