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New Jersey priest says he was fired from Seton Hall after pro-LGBT post

Posted by on May. 17, 2015 at 7:42 AM
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A New Jersey campus minister says he lost his job after making a pro-LGBT post on Facebook.

Rev. Warren Hall, director of Seton Hall University campus ministry, posted on Twitter that he was fired from the university for posting a picture on Facebook supporting LGBT ‘No H8.’ A shocked Hall was apologetic about the response it received.

A spokeswoman for the Catholic university told NJ.com that personnel decisions about priests on campus are directed by the Archdiocese of Newark.

"Seton Hall University does not comment on personnel matters," spokeswoman Laurie Pine said in a statement to the website. "The Archbishop of Newark appoints the Director of Campus Ministry, who serves at his discretion."

Jim Goodness, a spokesman for the Archdiocese, told the website that Hall would still serve as a priest in the diocese, but will have a new assignment.

Students called the decision “unfathomable.” One user said, “no better representative of my alma mater than you, Father.”

Hall didn’t officially give a statement about his reassignment, but did say he was “grateful for all the support” in a tweet.

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Aslen
by Gold Member on May. 17, 2015 at 7:44 AM
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It's a private school. They can do what they want.

I can do what I want and never send my children to such a school
Lady_Facetious
by Gold Member on May. 17, 2015 at 2:27 PM
This

Quoting Aslen: It's a private school. They can do what they want.

I can do what I want and never send my children to such a school
ashellbell
by shellbark on May. 17, 2015 at 2:37 PM
It's a religious, private school that has a set of rules. They are absolutely within their rights. It's sad and hateful but that's on them.
TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on May. 17, 2015 at 5:20 PM
He's a Catholic priest. What did he expect?

You do not speak out against official church doctrine established by the magisterium. Not his place in his official capacity.

That said, it is kind of hard to reconcile keeping child molesters and moving them on to new crops of victims, while firing this guy. Seems out of proportion to me.
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