Priests coming out of the closet
Last week, two ministers came out of the closet, one in Finland, the other in Alaska, USA. On April 8, 2009, pastor Laura Mäntylä came out as a lesbian in the TV talk show Inhimillinen tekijä ("The Human Factor"). Her bishop, Eero Huovinen of Helsinki, issued a press release supporting her decision. More (in Swedish) on my blog Kalles kyrkliga kommentarer. On Good Friday, April 10, father Robert Thomas came out on his blog Musings of an Episcopal padre. Thank you, both, for giving a face to the plight of our non-heterosexual sisters and brothers in Christ! Blessings and strength to you both!