Adjunct professor who was fired last month for being openly gay, now co-teaching course at U. of Pennsylvania
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 1, 2011
The Rev. Jim St. George, the former Chestnut Hill College adjunct professor who was fired last month for being openly gay, has moved to the Ivy League.
St. George is co-teaching a course on religion, social justice and urban development at the University of Pennsylvania with Penn urban-studies professor Andrew Lamas, who offered the position to St. George after hearing of his travails.
"It feels good to be teaching again," said St. George, pastor of St. Miriam Old Catholic Church in Blue Bell. "The students are great, and I am thrilled at the chance to delve into subjects I care deeply about. I'm grateful."
It's an unexpected turn of events for St. George, who was fired after a local attorney complained to Cardinal Justin Rigali and Chestnut Hill College president Sister Carol Jean Vale that St. George was a "heretic" who should not be permitted to teach religion courses at the Roman Catholic college.