Video after the jump.
Monsignor Thomas Sullivan told a reporter “the deal fell through because of financing” — that Alain Beret and his husband James Fairbanks “couldn’t come up with the money” — but, based on the reporter’s account, and the email provided, that appears to be a big, fat lie.
Correction, CBS Boston: Alan and Jim are not mere “partners,” but spouses; they were married in 2004.
Long story short — but a story well, well worth reading full:
Inadvertently attached to the email rejecting the counter offer is an email from Msgr. Sullivan to the diocesan broker:
“I just went down the hall and discussed it with the bishop,” Msgr. Sullivan wrote. “Because of the potentiality of gay marriages there, something you shared with us yesterday, we are not interested in going forward with these buyers. I think they’re shaky anyway. So, just tell them that we will not accept their revised plan and the Diocese is making new plans for the property. You find the language.”
Read all about it: “‘Plans’ don’t include sale to gay couple,” Dianne Williamson, Worcester Telegram, July 26, 2012
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