Sunday, September 22, 2013
Why gays should not be allowed to become priests: A Catholic priest in Pennsylvania has been charged with molesting a teenage boy after he was found in a car on a college campus with a 15-year-old who was wearing no pants
The Rev. W. Jeffrey Paulish has been charged with one felony count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and one felony count of unlawful contact with a minor after Dunmore police found him and the boy in a car on the Worthington Scranton campus of Penn State University. Paulish, 56, of Scranton, was also charged with three misdemeanor counts - indecent contact with a person under 16, indecent exposure and corruption of a minor. He is being held at the Lackawanna County jail on $50,000 bail. Dunmore police officers discovered Paulish and the boy after responding to a call of a suspicious vehicle. Paulish told police that he was at the campus working on his homily when he met the teen, who he said was in emotional distress, and began counseling him. He later admitted to police that he had arranged the meeting with the teen through the "casual encounters" section of Craigslist. Paulish told investigators that he had asked the boy three times if he was over the age of 18. Paulish has been removed from his post at the Prince of Peace parish and has been suspended from acting in the capacity of a priest.