February 4, 1986: gay priests and catholic hypocrisy. (From the Advocate Archives).
The conflict between personal autonomy and institutional demands makes the situation, in the words of one priest, "a real tightrope walk." Many clerics reject the dichotomy. "Many of us have decided ... that what the church teaches about homosexuality is wrong," added another.
Yet some gay priests stay in the church because they believe they can help create change. As one priest explained, "I love the church, despite the faulty sexual theology.... The influence of those who choose to stay will be felt."
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|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Apr 30, 2002|
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