October 7, 2008

The World Is Watching

Father Geoffrey Farrow, a priest in California, has gone against official Church policy and urged his congregation, on camera, to vote against Proposition 8 in California. At the end of his homily on acceptance he said, "I know these words of truth will cost me dearly. But to withhold them would be far more costly and I would become an accomplice to a moral evil that strips gay and lesbian people not only of their civil rights but of their human dignity as well. Jesus said, 'The truth will set you free.' He didn't promise that it would be easy or without personal cost to speak that truth." In the interview that followed, Father Geoff told the world he is gay.

Father Tony was able to have a conversation with him and has urged other gay priests to follow the example set by this courageous man. I am in awe of Father Geoff’s grace and courage, and I pray that other priests will see this as a catalyst for change. Now.

Update: Father Geoff has started a blog. Please visit to read the text of his homily and to offer him support. I don't doubt that he will need it.


Greg said...

Wow, that's pretty brave...and totally cool! This man needs all the support we can give him now, doesn't he? Sure would be great if all the others would step forward to join him.

Ur-spo said...

while in my chruch they tap dance around not directly saying 'who to vote for'
only a moron couldn't figure out who are the 'right ones' they mean.

Java said...

I found his blog yesterday. I'm so glad he started one. You're right, he's going to need all the support he can get for a while.