Letters: Gay man should keep church duties

Nicholas Coppola, right, stands with spouse David Crespo,

Nicholas Coppola, right, stands with spouse David Crespo, left, after attending service at St. Anthony's Church in Oceanside. (April 7, 2013) Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

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Nicholas Coppola of Oceanside was removed from his public ministries at St. Anthony's Church in Oceanside because of his gay marriage ["Married gay man loses church duties," News, April 5].

Sean Dolan, spokesman for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, says public positions must be consistent with Catholic Church teachings.

The Bible says we are not qualified to judge anyone. Let God do the judging.

Frances Harwood, Seaford

I am curious why Auxiliary Bishop Robert Brennan did not ask, as Jesus once did, who would cast the first stone against Nicholas Coppola.

The anonymous letter informing the church that Coppola was gay and married was the action of a coward and never should have been given any merit or power. I would also like to know if this anonymous writer will take over the very difficult ministry of funeral Mass preparation that Coppola handled.

True love and commitment are never a sin.

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Bridgit Manseau, Rocky Point

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