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Canadian bishop responds to gay altar server’s discrimination complaint

Catholic World News - July 29, 2009

Bishop Nicola de Angelis of Peterborough and 12 parishioners have filed a response to a claim lodged with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal that the removal of a gay altar server was an act of illegal discrimination. The response contended that the issue was “not a human rights problem but a Church matter,” said one of the parishioners.

Former altar server Jim Corcoran, who maintains that he lives chastely with his life partner, is seeking financial damages, the restoration of his role as altar server, and a sermon from the bishop on the “consequences of practicing discrimination and the slanderous spreading of rumors, hate, and innuendo.”

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