Lesbian Denied Communion at Mom's Funeral

Priest in Maryland refuses to give gay woman sacramental bread and wine.
1:26 | 03/01/12

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He covered the people carrying the eucharist. -- with his hand and looked at me and said I cannot give you communion because you live with a woman and that assists in the eyes of the church. Barbara Johnson -- what happened last Saturday during her mother's funeral. Here at Saint John Neumann Catholic Church in Gaithersburg. -- marks underneath so seen here at a conference refused to serve her communion. Because she's a lesbian. He also left the -- during her eulogy and didn't proceed to the cemetery for her mother's burial the families devastated. It simply about a priest who denied my family. The proper respect. -- had the most personal time in one's life. At this point my family would like. An apology from polymers. And we would like to be -- -- that he will be removed from parish life. The auxiliary bishop sent apology letters to the family stating. I am sorry that what should have been a celebration -- your mother's life was overshadowed by a lack of pastoral sensitivity. In Gaithersburg. Public reaction is next. A great addition to that anybody communion I just think it's unfortunate that shouldn't happen Anderson where she's coming from she feels like she has a right to be there and her mom's funeral -- But it is his churches the Catholic -- -- he has his own personal beliefs and she has heard us. So I can understand both sides -- that.

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