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Archbishop John Nienstedt, an ardent opponents of LGBT rights, forced the resignation of a music director at St. Victoria Parish in Victoria, Minn.

According to a message on the parish website from Father Bob White, Moore was asked by Nienstedt to resign his position because he married his long-time partner last weekend:

Our beloved Director of Music, Jamie Moore, married his long-time partner Garrett this past weekend.
Since Jamie’s marriage conflicts with official Church teaching, Archbishop Nienstedt asked for Jamie’s resignation.
Jamie has indicated that he intends to go along with the Archbishop’s request. Jamie will be sorely missed, and we wish him every happiness.
This situation continues to develop, and I will provide more information, and a pastoral perspective, at the Masses this coming weekend, September 27-28.
Fr. Bob

Several Catholic employees have been fired or forced to resign in recent years including a school teacher in Moorhead who opposed an anti-gay marriage amendment, and a principal in Minneapolis who was forced to resign when he revealed he was in a committed, 18-year releationshp

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Andy Birkey
Andy Birkey has written for a number of Minnesota and national publications. He founded Eleventh Avenue South which ran from 2002-2011, wrote for the Minnesota Independent from 2006-2011, the American Independent from 2010-2013. His writing has appeared in The Advocate, The Star Tribune, The Huffington Post, Salon, Cagle News Service, Twin Cities Daily Planet, TheUptake, Vita.mn and much more. His writing on LGBT issues, the religious right and social justice has won awards including Best Beat Reporting by the Online News Association, Best Series by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and an honorable mention by the Sex-Positive Journalism awards.

1 COMMENT

  1. Archbishop John Nienstedt, an ardent opponents of LGBT rights, forced the resignation of a music director at St. Victoria Parish in Victoria, Minn.

    If there is one Person that belongs in Prison, its the Lying disgraced, ex, Bishop, who protected many Paedophiles for years. Seems He comes out as Gay himself, so it’s like the Pot calling the Kettle Black. He is SCUM OF THE EARTH and should be on his knees for the rest of his filthy life. He is the last person to judge anyone on this earth.

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