Keith Kozak was apparently fired from his position as a Catholic minister in Cleveland, Ohio after he liked a photo of gay couple friends on Facebook who were celebrating their five-year anniversary. He also has shared photos in the past of himself attending same-sex weddings of friends.
As Gay Times pointed out, he was called into a room with a supervisor and someone from HR to discuss his interaction with social media posts in celebration of same-sex marriage, and the next day was fired.
He told News 5 Cleveland, “I still have a strong faith, still believe in God’ in spite of the firing.” He also went on to say that while he identifies as gay, he didn't feel comfortable telling them because he didn't think it was important at the time. He also never posted anything controversial in his opinion.
News 5 Cleveland reached out the Ohio Civil Rights Commision to see if this is all legal, they claimed it may be inside the church's rights, due to “ministerial exception."
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