Fr. Jonathan Morris, an ordained Catholic priest and a Fox News analyst on religious and social issues, tweeted Sunday that he was spat upon by two men who were participating in a gay pride parade in New York City. The parade was to celebrate the national legalization of gay marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court. According to Morris, he walked up on the parade, and things went south. “Walking down Broadway and 22nd St just now, I ran into gay marriage parade. Two men walked by and spat on me. Oh well… I deserve worse,” he said.
Morris tweeted again a bit later on Sunday, and seemed to hold no ill will towards the men. “The two men who spat on me are probably very good man caught up in excitement and past resentment. Most in that parade would not do that,” he said.
If anyone might think that Fr. Morris’ forgiving attitude towards the pair meant he was supportive of the gay lifestyle, his next tweet likely put that thought to rest. “The Episcopal Church sponsored float in gay parade with dancing man or woman (not sure) with short skirt and g-string. Something is wrong,” he said. Fr. Morris currently serves at the Corpus Christi Church in New York City.
Bill Murray (in the movie Ghostbusters) once said that nobody steps on a church in New York City. I wonder what Bill would think about New Yorkers spitting on priests.