McGreevey’s Ordination In Limbo

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.

McGreevey remains on the State payroll and in the pension system as a faculty member of Kean University’s Graduate Management Program, where he teaches ethics.

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?

Posted: April 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Jim McGreevey, Pensions | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “McGreevey’s Ordination In Limbo”

  1. Pat said at 3:16 pm on April 26th, 2011:

    Art, how many of your sponsors have earned New Jersey pension credits for the part-time that they do work? Are you ever critical of them or do you just cash their checks?

  2. Astraea said at 5:30 pm on April 26th, 2011:

    I still can’t get over the concept of McGreevey being paid to teach “ethics” anywhere! Kudos to the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, for their decision.

  3. ArtGallagher said at 9:41 pm on April 26th, 2011:


    I am consistently critical of the pension system.