NEW JERSEY PRIEST PRAISES TRANSGENDER LUTHERAN PASTOR, SILENCE FROM ARCHDIOCESEby Anita Carey • ChurchMilitant.com • February 13, 2018
Pro-Life priest smeared in hit piece, archdiocese looks to silence himNEWARK, N.J. (ChurchMilitant.com) – A diocese’s double standard penalizes conservative priests but allows for others to openly praise transgender Lutheran ministers.
Father Alexander Santora, pastor of Our Lady of Grace in Hoboken, New Jersey, wrote and tweeted praise for Lutheran Pastor Rose Beeson’s renaming ceremony that was held on Sunday. “Hoboken’s Lutherans Make history, in the spirit of Luther’s 500,” he tweets, “as Pastor Beeson transitions from Rose to Peter in renaming ceremony this Sunday.”
In his Faith Matters article he wrote for the Jersey Journal on February 7, he opened it with, “When Jesus called Simon to be his first apostle, he changed his name to Peter,” going on to praise Beeson’s persistence and the “gay-friendly” congregation.