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celibate
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • This latter step, however, there was no present prospect that Arthur Dimmesdale would be prevailed upon to take; he rejected all suggestions of the kind, as if priestly celibacy were one of his articles of Church discipline.

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  • The priests are celibate.
  • That church accepts gays and lesbians, but says they should remain celibate.

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