Eugene Delgaudio: Absurd Gay man who wants to become priest takes bishop to human rights tribunal for "discrimination"
By Peter Saunders of lifesite news reports "New Zealand became the 13th country to legalise same sex marriage two weeks ago."
And gay rights activists lost no time in attempting to completely destroy all organized religion, as they are doing in America right now in a handful of lawsuits all over the United States, said Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.
Delgaudio said "The unnamed complainant appears to be holding a very strange view of church law and religious tenets. He seems to think that a church should not bother to enforce its own rules on chastity, or anything else, when a homosexual man is involved."
The report continues:
"This week the Anglican Bishop of Auckland is being taken to the Human Rights Tribunal over allegations he is discriminating against a gay man who wants to become a priest."
Right Reverend Ross Bay has been accused of preventing a gay man entering the Anglican Church's training or discernment programme for priests because he is unmarried and in a sexual relationship with his male partner.
Bay denies the allegation.
The complainant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he had been signalling his desire to train for the priesthood since 2006, but had never been accepted into the programme.
Bay, who approves entrants to the Anglican Church's clergy training programme, has been the Bishop of Auckland since 2010.
The Human Rights Act 1993 allows exceptions to some discrimination laws, including where organised religions are following their doctrine.
The Bishop said, ultimately, church rules determine who can be ordained, and he refused the man entry 'by reason of the defendant not being chaste in terms of canons of the Anglican Church'.
He added that anyone in a sexual relationship outside of marriage would not be accepted to train as a priest.
The case is illustrative of the sort of litigation that will become commonplace once same sex marriage is legalised.