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Renegade priest reveals homosexual union

July 11, 2012

A radical Catholic priest in London has revealed that he is legally married to his homosexual lover and has presided over many other same-sex unions.

In his new book If it Wasn't Love: Sex, Death and God, Father Bernard Lynch writes at length about his advocacy for gay rights and his belief that the Church oppresses homosexuals. He has told reporters that he has been expelled from his religious order, the Society of African Missions, and anticipates further disciplinary action against him.

Father Lynch, a native of Ireland who now operates a counseling service in London, has been a harsh critic of the Catholic Church for years. In 2010 he joined the notorious atheist Richard Dawkins in a “Protest the Pope” rally voicing opposition to the visit to Britain by Pope Benedict XVI.

In the 1990s, while stationed in New York, Lynch was accused of sexual abuse. The charges against him were dismissed when his accuser recanted his testimony, and Lynch insists that the accusation was instigated by his critics.

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  • Posted by: florentine - Jul. 11, 2012 8:26 PM ET USA

    The only word for these apostates who use the Catholic Church for the devil's agenda, is swift and public EXCOMMUNICATION. There are probably many like him who refuse to follow the teachings and in so doing, taint the good reputations of the majority of faithful priests who seek Christ in love, truth and obedience.

  • Posted by: unum - Jul. 11, 2012 7:57 PM ET USA

    As a layman, Mr. Lynch is entitled to his ridiculous opinions. As a member of the clergy, he is a disgrace and the poster boy for the need for closer supervision of the clergy as some of them succumb to the popular culture.