Two gay George Washington University students are organizing to remove an anti-gay priest.

Seniors Damian Legacy and Blake Bergen said they left the Newman Center, the campus' Roman Catholic ministry, over Father Greg Shaffer's views on homosexuality and abortion.

According to The GW Hatchet, the school's student-run newspaper, Legacy and Bergen, the former president of Allied in Pride, an LGBT student group, claim that Shaffer has advised gay students to remain celibate for the rest of their lives, and that he called gay relationships “unnatural and immoral” in a blog post reacting to President Barack Obama's endorsement of marriage equality last May.

“Every single rational person knows that sexual relationships between persons of the same sex are unnatural and immoral,” Shaffer wrote. “They know it in their hearts. And, yet, they go against what their hearts tell them when they try to argue for same-sex relationships and 'gay marriage.'”

“We have to appeal to him. In the end, he's the one preaching on Sunday. He's the one counseling these students,” Legacy told the paper. “The money doesn't matter to him, but when you see the faces of the people you're turning away, you see the people who say, 'Oh, I would go to church all the time, but I don't like Father Greg.' When you meet them at their level, that's going to hit them harder because it's something they're going to understand.”

Legacy and Bergen plan to file a formal complaint with the university and hold prayer vigils outside the Newman Center.