On March 25th, 2014 Mr. Nelson, the now-former chair of Woodside Priory's Theology department was profiled and attacked by California Catholic Daily and called an "active enemy of the faith" because he is gay. Many parents and students disagreed with this statement and supported Mr. Nelson in the comments of the article. Mr. Nelson was then removed as the chair of the Woodside Priory Theology department and there were rumors that he might have been prohibited from teaching Theology.
On May 17th, the head of school sent an email to the Priory community saying the Mr. Nelson was offered a position for the next year but decided to take a position at another school. It seemed like Mr. Nelson felt pressured to leave the school.
On May 25th, a group of parents and other supporters created a petition to support Mr. Nelson. I would appreciate it if you take the time to read and consider signing this petition: Web Link