Anti-gay priest accused of assault after he was caught watching gay adult film

Metro Weekly

December 7, 2020

By Rhuaridh Marr

New York City’s Father George Rutler allegedly watched a video of two men while a security guard filmed him

A Catholic priest with a long history of opposing gay people has been accused of assaulting a female security guard after she allegedly caught him watching a gay adult film.

Fr. George Rutler, of the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel in New York City, has previously decried “sodomites” and “homosexualists” and claimed that gay people are “[invading] the House of God and [attacking] the Body of Christ.”

But 22-year-old security guard Ashley Gonzalez claims that last month Rutler entered a room where she was working and started watching a video of two men engaging in oral sex, according to the National Catholic Reporter.

Gonzalez, hired to aid the church’s security during November’s elections, said she recorded Rutler watching the video on her cellphone.

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