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CHURCH SUSPENDS GAY PRIEST
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CHURCH SUSPENDS GAY PRIEST

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A controversial gay Episcopal priest, ordained in New Jersey less than six weeks ago, was suspended Monday from priestly functions and forbidden to speak publicly because of his recent statements criticizing celibacy and monogamy.

The Rev. J. Robert Williams, 34, who lives with an acknowledged male lover, has also been forced to resign as head of a gay and lesbian ministry in Hoboken, N.J., said church spokesmen Monday.

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