It was not being gay but for being a jackass — [McGreevey] didn’t come out of the whole divorce looking good.

–A New York Post source in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, commenting on why former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey–who resigned in 2004 with after making the declaration that he was a “gay American”–was denied candidacy for ordination; I haven’t been able to find “jackassery” in the canons of the Episcopal Church as an official reason for denying ordination, but I’m sure it’s in there somewhere

He was sort of looking for every angle to make a complete redo of his professional life. He ran to the church for some kind of cover, which isn’t fully appropriate [apparently it's only partially appropriate--DF]. Even if he’s a good guy, he should wait five to 10 years to get over his issues.

–Another source in the same diocese on the same subject

(Via Stand Firm.)