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McGreevey's Bid for Priesthood Denied

McGreevey's Bid for Priesthood Denied

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Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey has been denied his bid to join the priesthood of the Episcopal Church, according to The New York Post.

The church has long welcomed gay parishioners and clergy, but according to The Post, church leaders took issue with McGreevey's much-publicized divorce from wife Dina.

McGreevey resigned as governor of New Jersey in 2004 after it was revealed he had been having an affair with a man. He and his wife separated shortly after he came out and were divorced in 2008.

According to The Post, McGreevey told friends he needed "more seasoning" before being accepted to the priesthood. He declined to comment on why he was rejected, citing the confidentiality of the priesthood process.

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