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A Letter From The Bishop is about the friendship shared by three gay priests and how they react to their homophobic bishop's demand that all his priests read a letter ordering Catholics to vote against same-sex marriage. One of the priests objects to the bishop's demand. This alters his friendship with the other two and causes a show-down with the bishop. The answer to the question “Will he or won’t he read the anti-gay letter?” is revealed in the final scene.
A Letter From The Bishop will have its first New York City reading at St. Clement’s Off-Broadway Theater, 423 West 46th Street, at 7PM on June 11, 2012. (Fort Lauderdale’s Stonewall National Museum and Archives hosted the first reading of the play on February 13, 2012.)
Tony Adams wrote A Letter From The Bishop in November , 2011, with the realization and conviction that he had been ordained a Catholic priest for two reasons: to contradict the damage and misdirection of the homophobic American bishops and to encourage gay priests to come out of their closets. Having been a priest for many years and having spent four years in Rome, he is well acquainted with the ways of gay priests, bishops and cardinals. After retiring from a subsequent 25 year career in community development, he began writing for the LGBT media and is currently found online and in print at sfgn.com, bilerico.com, PRIDE magazine, The Mirror, 10thousandcouples.com and queernewyorkblog.blogspot.com. Tony and his husband Christopher have been together for 28 years and reside in Manhattan and Fort Lauderdale.
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