(RNS) The Rev. Albert Cutie saw a lot of things in his 14 years as a
Catholic priest while church officials looked the other way: priests who
got caught with prostitutes, priests who lived with their gay partners,
and men of the cloth who kept one bed in the rectory and another with
(RNS) Alix Jules is an atheist, but for years he felt uncomfortable at
gatherings of nonbelievers. The reason: he's black.
"I got really tired of going back and forth to free thought events
and being the only black person there," said Jules, 36, who lives in
Dallas. "It was not necessarily inviting. I just felt like an outcast
... No one was reaching out to me."