Many of you may already be aware of Father Geoffrey Farrow and the courageous stance he took last Sunday from the pulpit of the Saint Paul Newman Center in Fresno, California against Proposition 8, the in initiative that would eliminate the right for same- sex couples to wed in the state. The story originally broke on Monday and was a hot topic on countless blogs and news websites. Not only did Father Farrow defy direct orders from his Bishop to encourage his congregation to support the proposition but he also came out as a gay man on the same day.
In his homily, Farrow points out that "what most Catholics hear about being gay or lesbian in their parish church is silence." I know that these words will cost me dearly. But to not to speak them would rob gay and lesbian people not only of their civil rights, but of their human dignity as well."
I felt compelled to post his entire homily hear for you to read after I received it via e-mail on yesterday. Don't let the length of it scare you away, it's a must read.
Read Father Farrow's homily here.