Source Pravda.Ru

U.S. priest resigns post over Vatican document on gay clergy

A priest at St. John's University said he was resigning his leadership position because of the Vatican's latest statement that homosexuals should be barred from entering the &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/363/16304_Bible.html' target=_blank>Roman Catholic priesthood.

"Because I can no longer honestly represent, explain and defend the church's teaching on homosexuality, I feel I must resign," the Rev. Bob Pierson said in an e-mail Wednesday to administrators and students at St. John's and the nearby College of St. Benedict.

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