He's served as New Jersey's governor, outed himself as a "gay American," and now he wants to be Father James.
Raised a Catholic, Jim McGreevey has become an Episcopalian and will study at The General Theological Seminary in Chelsea, beginning this fall.
"We are pleased to confirm that he has been accepted to the seminary's three-year Master of Divinity program," school spokesman Bruce Parker said in a statement yesterday.
McGreevey, 49, was received into the Episcopal Church on Sunday, joining 100 other new converts in a ceremony at St. Bartholomew's Church on Park Ave. Bishop Mark Sisk of the Episcopal Diocese of New York led McGreevey and the others in the rite of confirmation.
A source said McGreevey turned to the Episcopal church because of its acceptance of gays and its strong tradition and sacramental rituals.
"I wish him Godspeed," said the Rev. Susan Russell, president of Integrity, a group of 2,500 gay and lesbian Episcopalians. "The more good clergy we have, the better."
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