NJ priest claims he lost position at Seton Hall over pro-LGBT Facebook post

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SOUTH ORANGE — A priest claims he lost his job as director of Seton Hall campus ministry because of a pro-LGBT comment he made on Facebook, according to NJ.com. 

Rev. Warren Hall posted on Twitter Friday afternoon that he was “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.”

Students had angry reactions to the news of his firing.

“Unfathomable,” user Vito Amato wrote on Twitter. “No better representative of my alma mater than you, Father.”

A spokeswoman for the Catholic university told NJ. com that personnel decisions about priests on campus are managed by the Archdiocese of Newark.

“Seton Hall University does not comment on personnel matters,” spokeswoman Laurie Pine said in a statement. “The Archbishop of Newark appoints the Director of Campus Ministry, who serves at his discretion.”

Jim Goodness, a spokesman for the Archdiocese, confirmed that Hall’s “term as director of campus ministry is ending.”