President Joe Biden’s Jesuit Priest and friend of 15 years is under investigation following allegations of inappropriate behavior, according to the college. The priest, Kevin O’Brien, is now on leave from his position as president of Santa Clara University in California.
In an official statement concerning the investigation, it was said that “The Board of Trustees takes these accounts seriously.” The statement then goes on to say that “Father O’Brien exhibited behaviors in adult settings, consisting primarily of conversations, which may be inconsistent with established Jesuit protocols and boundaries.”
“The Trustees support those who came forward to share their accounts. It is important that anyone who witnesses actions they believe are inconsistent with SCU’s values or rules is able to share their concerns and have confidence that they will be taken seriously.” – John M. Sobrato, Chair, Santa Clara University Board of Trustees.
Although the alleged actions were never fully disclosed, many will speculate as to their nature, considering the sort of content Kevin O’Brien produces on his social media page.
The witch hunt for gay priests https://t.co/e2VqX1ryom
— Kevin O'Brien, S.J. (@kevinobriensj) August 31, 2018