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McGreevey rejected for priesthood

The New York Post is reporting that a Christie predecessor, famously "gay American" former Gov. Jim McGreevey, has been denied a chance to join the priesthood of the Episcopal Church. The article, here, said that the problem wasn't that McGreevey is gay and lives with his partner -- it was that after his bitter divorce, McGreevey came out looking like a "jackass," a church source told The Post.

McGreevey rejected for priesthood

Former Gov. Jim McGreevey
Former Gov. Jim McGreevey

The New York Post is reporting that a Christie predecessor, famously "gay American" former Gov. Jim McGreevey, has been denied a chance to join the priesthood of the Episcopal Church. The article, here, said that the problem wasn't that McGreevey is gay and lives with his partner -- it was that after his bitter divorce, McGreevey came out looking like a "jackass," a church source told The Post.

After resigning in 2004 -- amid a whole lot of ethical allegations beyond the admission of his sexuality -- "was sort of looking for every angle to make a complete redo of his professional life," another church source told The Post. "He ran to the church for some kind of cover, which isn't fully appropriate. Even if he's a good guy, he should wait five to 10 years to get over his issues."

A former Catholic, McGreevey graduated last year with a master's degree in divinity at General Theological Seminary in Manhattan. He volunteers at a mental-health and drug-addiction center in Newark.

A few weeks ago, Christie and McGreevey's father enjoyed an amusing exchange at a town hall meeting, with the elder McGreevey asking the governor about being called "hot and sexy."

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