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NEWARK, N.J. (ChurchMilitant.com) - After a Church Militant inquiry, the archdiocese of Newark updated its website to include the recent hiring of an LGBT activist, but questions still remain.
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Church Militant published a story on Oct. 30 that Cdl. Joseph Tobin hired Sean Ryan, a devoted LGBTQ activist, as his senior associate for operations.
For that story, Church Militant had reached out to the archdiocese inquiring why Ryan had been hired and why he was absent from the archdiocesan website.
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The spokeswoman responded with a statement about welcoming "all of God's children to our Church" that did not address these questions, but the archdiocese did update its website the next day, Oct. 31.
Ryan has been involved in LGBT activism at least since his time as president of his 2017 class at Columbia College, Columbia University.
Ryan - Advice - Workplace - Publication - Columbia
After graduating, Ryan's advice for "being out in the workplace" was feaured in a 2018 publication by the Columbia University Center for Career Education:
A place that celebrates and seeks to recruit people with LGBTQ identity: Sean Ryan, who serves as McKinsey's North America GLAM ambassador with a current project to lead LGBTQ recruiting efforts, said that he evaluates the organizational structure to determine how much ownership he will have over his work and schedule. He said that being out has created opportunities for him and he's sought workplaces that celebrate and seek to recruit people with his LGBTQ identity.
Website - Ryan - Name - Leadership - Appointments
In updating its website, the archdiocese published Ryan's name along with five other leadership appointments.
According to the archdiocesan website, the new appointees were hired to help Tobin implement his new pastoral vision titled "Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead."
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