New Jersey Catholics seem hurt by McGreevey's sexuality admission
(08/15/04) METUCHEN - New Jersey's Catholic community seems very shocked and sensitive to Governor Jim McGreevey's (D-NJ) sudden announcement Thursday that he was gay and had an extramarital affair with another man.
Many Catholics heading to church Sunday in Metuchen seemed reticent to speak about McGreevey's admission. One person who did weigh in on the governor's announcement said McGreevey has to deal with God after he dies, and that he "wouldn't want to be in his shoes." Others felt that McGreevey lied to himself about his true identity and that's something he needs to deal with.
McGreevey's relationship with New Jersey Catholics was already strained before his bombshell announcement based on his divorce, pro-choice stance and support for stem cell research.
McGreevey resigned from office on the same day he told the world about his sexuality. He plans to step down November 15.
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