At least three gay and lesbian clergy members were disinvited from participating in Advent services at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in the Castro, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.
The call for the gay clergy not to attend came from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, sources said.
George Wesolek, spokesman for the archdiocese, confirmed that Archbishop George Niederauer made the decision.
“The basic reason is that Archbishop Niederauer felt the themes for vespers should better reflect the themes of Advent,” Wesolek told the B.A.R.
Wesolek said the decision came shortly before November 27, the first Sunday of Advent. [Source]
Well that is good news, though I certainly wish the statement would have been less politically correct and more specific. Though of course the real problem is not with the speakers themselves, but the fact that the parish would invite them in the first place. Dis-inviting them does nothing to solve the real problem of this infamous parish.