Sunday, February 27, 2011
Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia has dismissed a part-time professor for being gay. Officials at the Catholic school say they discovered James St. George sexual orientation from a post on his blog. Some students have told local media that an Internet search easily reveals George's sexual orientation and they question how the school could not have known his views when he was first hired. He's been working at the private college for two years, teaching classes in theology, justice and world religions. George is a member of the Old Catholic Apostolic Church of America, which is not affiliated with the Vatican and allows commitment ceremonies for gays and lesbians.