“A South Dakota priest [‘Fr. Marcin Garbacz’] has been sentenced to almost eight years in federal prison, after he was convicted of 65 felonies related to stealing donations from Catholic parishes. Ordered to pay more than $300,000 in restitution, the priest said he stole in part because he disagrees with Catholic doctrine on homosexuality.
The priest is also facing federal criminal charges related to child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography…
According to the Rapid City Journal, the priest said he was upset that Catholic doctrine considers homosexuality to be ‘intrinsically disordered.’
Garbacz, the Rapid City Journal reported, identifies as gay, and claims he was treated as a ‘second-class citizen’ because of his dissent on the Church’s moral teachings.
He has been indicted on sex federal charges, and is alleged to have engaged in sexual conduct with someone a boy under the age of 18 while in 2011 traveling in a foreign country. An FBI agent also discovered, while searching a thumb drive during the financial crimes investigation, that the priest was in possession of child pornography. At least one pornographic video involving a minor appears to have been produced by Garbacz, according to the Rapid City Journal.”