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Episcopal bishop's secret life revealed

From New York Post's Page Six:

0324-03 MANY Episcopalians are reeling from the news in this week's New Yorker that the late Bishop Paul Moore — the 6-foot-5 patrician whose political activism drove many parishioners from the church — was a closeted homosexual who had a gay lover for the last 30 years of his life. While the Episcopal Church has embraced gays and ordained lesbian priests, Moore's secret life came as a shock. Moore — who made the cover of Newsweek in 1972, when he took over the Archdiocese of New York — died in May 2003. His daughter, Honor Moore, the eldest of nine children he had with his first wife, Jenny McKean, writes that six months after his death, "the telephone rang. [The caller] had a confident voice. Andrew Verver (as I'll call him) was the only person in my father's will whose name was unfamiliar." When Honor asked "Verver," who had traveled with Moore to the Greek island of Patmos the summer before, about her father's sexual life, he replied, "I was his sexual life," and, "Of course, there were other men." Then, Honor describes bringing "Verver" on a touching visit to Moore's grave in Connecticut.

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