A Catholic priest has called for a boycott of a fundraiser event for Billings Catholic Schools. Two of the event's co-chairs are homosexual men and the priest is very upset about that. Father Erlenbush, of Great Falls, told Facebook followers that his alma mater has "lost its way" and wondered why any Christian would attend the May 5 fundraiser.

Bishop Michael Warfel, of the Great Falls/Billings Catholic Diocese, told the Billings Gazette that although he doesn't think the priests comments were out of bounds, they could have been better communicated.

He went on to say the Catholic church's view on homosexuality is based in Scripture and the "Catholic priest is holding up Catholic principles." But the bishop also says he prefers that priests generally not call for boycotts.

 

(The Associate Press Contributed to this story)

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