Seton Hall Priest Claims He Was Fired for Pro-LGBT Post

A priest says he was fired as director of Seton Hall University's campus ministry because of a pro-LGBT Facebook post.

Rev. Warren Hall took to Twitter Friday saying: "I've been fired from SHU for posting a pic on FB supporting LGBT 'NO H8.' I'm sorry it was met with this response. I'll miss my work here."

A petition started by students demanding Hall's reinstatement has since received over 600 signatures.

"Father Hall is a well-loved member of the Seton Hall community, and much of the student body is shocked and saddened by this decision," said student Ethan Kraft.

Personnel decisions about priests on campus are controlled by the Archdiocese of Newark.

The university doesn't comment on personnel matters, said Laurie Pine, director of media relations.

"The Archbishop of Newark appoints the director of campus ministry, who serves at his discretion," she said.

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