WEST DES MOINES, Iowa —A local man said he was denied a teaching job because he is gay. Now, the leader of the Des Moines Diocese is speaking out.

Tyler McCubbin said the Dowling Catholic High School president made him an offer for a full-time teaching position, but later revoked it based on his sexual orientation.

Bishop Richard Pates is the leader of the Des Moines Diocese. He said that McCubbin wasn’t denied the job because he’s gay, but due to the openness of his sexual orientation.

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