|Barbara Johnson (© 2012 Marvin Joseph/Washington Post)|
That, however, is only one side of the story. According to one of Deacon Greg Kandra's readers, Johnson introduced her partner to Fr. Guarnizo in the vestry as her lover. Guarnizo said at that time that she should not present herself for Communion. When she walked away, according to another account, he attempted to follow her to speak with her further, but was blocked at the vestry entryway by the girlfriend.