NEWARK - A priest was removed from his post at Seton Hall University this week, and his supporters say it's because he made comments on social media supporting LGBT rights.

Reverend Warren Hall says he was removed as campus ministry director after posting in support of LGBT rights on Facebook.

Since then, a petition popped up calling for his reinstatement.

In a statement, Seton Hall says Father Hall was reassigned and that such reassignments are routine.

"The church has been very clear for many years that every person should be respected equally," the statement adds.