Thomas Peters, the Communications Director at NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, and a blogger who writes as the American Papist, reportedly has been hospitalized, possibly with a broken vertebra after a swimming accident.
Peters, who is very active on Twitter as @AmericanPapist, is the son of Canon Lawyer Ed Peters.
Although there has been no announcement from NOM, Catholic Vote notes this morning, “Thomas was involved in an accident yesterday evening and has sustained major injuries,” in a blog entry:
He is awake, responsive, and in stable but critical condition. Family and friends are with him.
Out of respect for Thomas and his family, we will share additional information as is appropriate.
Please keep his recovery in your prayers.
LGBT activists were also quick to offer support.
Sorry to hear about your accident @AmericanPapist. Hoping for your full recovery soon.
— Denis Dison (@DenisDison) July 17, 2013
— John Bare (@JBinSFO) July 17, 2013
— mcdirk (@mcdirk) July 17, 2013
New From JMG: NOM's Thomas Peters In Critical Condition Following Car Accident: According to some of Peters' f… http://t.co/iDpyI3hcdS
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) July 17, 2013
— Scott Wooledge (@Clarknt67) July 17, 2013
— John Corvino (@johncorvino) July 17, 2013
— Evan Hurst (@EvanHurst) July 17, 2013
Our thoughts are with Thomas and his family and friends. We wish him a speedy and full recovery.
Editor’s note: Reports are unclear as to the cause of the accident, auto was first reported. We have edited this report to update the cause.
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