By Art Gallagher
Machiavellian gay American Jim McGreevey’s bid to become an Episcopal priest has been rejected by the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, according to a report in the New York Post.
The former governor was not rejected because of his sexuality, but because he’s “a jackass,” according to a source quoted by the Post. Church leaders sited McGreevey’s bitter divorce and their concerns that he might be using the Church to recover his public image as reasons for his rejection. McGreevey can try for the priesthood again after more study and charitable work.
Maybe McGreevey would fare better in his vocation if he joined the faculty of a college affiliated with the Episcopal Church, like Bard College. Bard is a 2 1/2 hour drive from McGreevey’s Plainfield home and they have a High School Early College Program in New York City. If they would have him, it would be doable. But how would he continue to accumulate his state pension credits?