Popular UK Reverend Outed on Live TV
The accidental outing of Apple CEO Tim Cook on live television that made headlines last month, replayed itself this week across the pond when a popular progressive female reverend from the United Kingdom was inadvertently outed live on British TV after a news anchor asked her about being gay, the Telegraph reports.
Rev. Sally Hitchiner, who the Telegraph says has an "easy-going charm that has long made her a popular commentator on current affairs programs," appeared on 5 News with Matt Barbet to discuss the Church of England allowing women to become bishops.
During that talk, Hitchiner was left speechless after Barbet accidentally outed her and identified her as a gay vicar on live TV.
Hitchiner, 33, has never publicly discussed her sexuality and in a feature she did with the Daily Mail seven months ago stated that she "has no children and doesn't talk about her private life."
"I suppose it was bound to come out eventually," she said. "My parents know. It is not as if anyone who loves me will be shocked."