Coming Out in Style
A Canadian television network is airing a special report tonight at 10 ET featuring a Catholic priest declaring his homosexuality, which according to VisionTV, makes him the first Canadian priest to come out publicly. The multifaith multicultural network's signature current affairs series, 360 Vision, is tackling the debate over gays in the Catholic priesthood. The Canadian priest being interviewed on 360 Vision says he is celibate and estimates that as many as 50% of all priests in Canada are gay. The Vatican is expected to soon release a document outlying its policy to allow gay men into the priesthood if they can show they have been celibate for at least three years, but it will bar those who publicly announce their homosexuality.If this were happening in the States, they'd need armed guards to stand sentry at the studio. God love Canada.