The complaint, filed yesterday morning in State Supreme Court in Queens, alleges that the pastor, the Rev. John Thompson of St. Elizabeth's parish, continually boasted of his homosexual relationships, describing in detail his activities with an 18-year-old man who lived in the parish rectory in 2001.
The principal, Barbara Samide, also alleges that Father Thompson tried several times to take her to bars frequented by gay men, and threatened to fire her if she did not make thousands of dollars in questionable payments from school funds.
Here's the NYPost's take on the case in which you will find hints of what I've been telling you is the answer to the question we've been asking, "How could these things be allowed to continue?"
Blackmail, blackmail, blackmail.