Skip to comments.Seton Hall demotes dean critical of Church's homosexuality stance
Posted on 10/29/2005 7:16:46 PM PDT by DBeers
October 28, 2005, 4:12 PM EDT
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. --
A gay associate dean at Seton Hall University, a Roman Catholic institution, has been demoted after criticizing the church's position on homosexuality, according to published reports.
A letter written by W. King Mott, 44, who has been an associate dean at the school for three years, was published Oct. 19 in The Star-Ledger of Newark.
Mott, who is openly gay and said he lives with his partner, wrote in the letter that that the Catholic church is unfairly attacking gay men and making them scapegoats for the church's pedophile scandal.
The following day, the school's dean, Molly Smith, asked Mott to step down, saying he had confused his position with the university's by writing in his letter that he is an associate dean at the school, Mott and a university spokesman told The Star-Ledger for Friday newspapers.
Mott, who has been working at Seton Hall for the last seven years, said a university should be a place for free expression of ideas but said he holds no ill will toward Smith.
"She works for a Roman Catholic institution," Mott said. "If the church didn't have this position (against homosexuality) no dean would have to be so guarded on this issue."
A university spokesman, Tom White, said it was "inappropriate" for Mott to speak against the Catholic Church or its policies while identifying himself as part of Seton Hall's administration.
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Bravo - but he should not be allowed to be at a Catholic institution without a pledge to NOT participate in homosexual conduct since it is against the tenets of The Church.
A hopeful sign. This doesn't happen very often.
A surprise from Seton Hall.
Man, how things have changed in South Orange. Seton Hall was infamous as the place that allowed Playboy access to its coeds in the late 1980s.
You think! She hired you, probably knowing all about you, and you abused your position to push your views and betrayed her trust! Mott, you arrogant jerk!
Seton Hall also does recognize or support TRUTH Trust Respect and Unity at the Hall a gay straight alliance
This guy needs a smack upside the head. The pedophile scandals currently besieging the church are ALL MALE HOMOSEXUAL in nature.
In actual fact, he should be dismissed and excommunicated for his open and blatant flauting of church doctrine.
I'd say more, but I value remaining a member here.
Yes -one must not be drawn in to the evil one opposes.
Truth will win out...
He cannot be an official in an serious Christian organisation.
Christ did not say, "Go and send Some More," afterall.
Happy to see Anglican Catholic and Roman Catholic finally taking a stance.
The acronym is really quite humorous as the organization it identifies objectivly promotes the opposite of truth...
When nuns start acting like Mary Kay Letourneau and assaulting young men, then the church can make heterosexual women scapegoats . But right now the only pedophile scandal that it has is owing to worst kind of homosexual perverts. That ain't scapegoating that is just the truth of the matter.
I don't understand why he wasn't fired.
This happened at Seton Hall?
I wonder if the devil himself feels a chill coming on?
It is a subjective call guided by the fact that he is human and merits dignity and respect in addition to the fact that he suffers the homosexual disorder. As an individual suffering the homosexual disorder and apparently also choosing to participate in homosexual activity he potentially incites, confusion, scandal and he merits just discrimination in several regards e.g. he can not hold positions that would necessarily be proximate to temptation he may encounter suffering the homosexual disorder, he can not teach etcetera.... Apparently moving him was adequate? If he continues to proclaim homosexuality 'normal' publicly and or on campus and or work to contravene Church teaching -his position would probably be reevaluated...
He should have been fired just for being stupid and irrational. Gay pedophiles doing the damage.
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