Priest removed for gay cruising

Priest removed for gay cruising

A California priest accused of soliciting for homosexual sex during trips, including ones for Church business, was removed from his parish. Among other things, Father Michael Lastiri also hired a convicted felon to work at a previous parish. Court records indicate that the felon and the priest probably had a homosexual relationship. That felon was later convicted of sexually assaulting a six-year-old boy at the parish. (Remember, homosexuality has nothing to do with pedophilia.) So for those who say that a priest being homosexual doesn’t have to impact his ministry, try that one on.

That’s just one of the items of evidence posted on the web site of Roman Catholic Faithful. Evidently, Father was cruising for sex quite often, and setting up “dates” for trips, including a trip to Rome with his bishop, John Steinbock of Fresno. So what was the reaction of his parishioners to the removal of this priest whose sexual escapades have compromised him and led him to bring a predator into a parish and their reaction to those who exposed Lastiri’s hidden life?

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli