It sounded so perfect. If you're of the kindhearted, magnanimous, open-minded, liberal persuasion. A distraught lesbian seeking communion after her mother's death is refused by a (detestable, hardhearted, male) priest. Perfect for the front page of the Washington Post.
So what if the lesbian is Buddhist.
It's still a brutish, uncompassionate, intolerant, male CATHOLIC priest.
Any facts that go beyond that basic story line are irrelevant.
What a weird bunch these liberals are.