CATHOLIC PRIEST AND CLERGY OFFICER LINDSAY ROSS, the former head of the National Association of Catholic Clergy, is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.
The endorsement comes a week after Ross told the Washington Post that she’s “very comfortable” with gay marriage.
“I’m not going to defend my faith,” Ross said, but she added, “I’m very comfortable with same-sex marriage.”
The announcement comes as Ross has faced backlash over her comments about how Catholic bishops are going to vote on the same-siding ordination bill.
In an interview with the Catholic News Agency last month, Ross said that she believes that the bishops should “be able to have the same conversation with you.”
The remarks drew criticism from the American Catholic Bishops Conference, which said in a statement that “the notion that the Episcopal Church has any special authority to speak for the conscience of the nation’s bishops is ludicrous.”
“If a bishop doesn’t agree with the church on gay marriage, he or she shouldn’t be an elected official,” said the statement, which was signed by bishops from across the political spectrum.
The American Catholic Church did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Ross’ endorsement.