The row flared on Sunday when the priest gave an outspoken homily at St Mary’s church in Listowel in his native County Kerry, reportedly causing dozens of people to walk out.
The bishop of Kerry, Raymond Browne, apologised and said Sheehy’s views did not “represent the Christian position”.
Now, I'm no bible-basher but even I know there's something in there about unrepentant sinning...
However, the priest confirmed his view in radio interviews. Asked if he thought Varakdar and other gay politicians who supported gay and abortion rights would go to hell, he replied: “Absolutely.”
And...as Tim points out, this comes as a shock why?
Sheehy is now retired and delivered the homily in Listowel while covering for a parish priest who was away.
I'm betting he won't get asked again!