Priest Denies Communion to Parishioners Wearing Rainbow Colors to Support Gay Catholics

03/28/2008 02:43 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Roman Catholic priest denied communion to more than 100 people Sunday, saying they could not receive the sacrament because they wore rainbow-colored sashes to church to show support for gay Catholics.

Before offering communion, the Rev. Michael Sklucazek told the congregation at the Cathedral of St. Paul that anyone wearing a sash could come forward for a blessing but would not receive wine and bread.

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