In Christianity, there are thousands of sins over which a church could perform litmus tests, firing or evicting anyone who fails the test.

An Illinois conservative Roman Catholic church tolerated sins of wealth, power, greed, sloth, and marital breakdown among its leaders and parishioners. In fact, it demanded that its longtime music director sin — that he divorce his gay partner.

The man, who was quiet about his orientation, refused to divorce his partner. So the church that tolerated so many other sins fired the music director.

And the choir and much of the parish revolted.

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