As her elderly mother was dying, Barbara Johnson lay next to her on the hospital bed, reciting the ďHail Mary.Ē Loetta Johnson, 85, had been a devout Catholic, raising her four children in the church and sending them to Catholic schools.At her motherís funeral mass at the St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, Md., a grieving Barbara Johnson was the first in line to receive communion.What happened next stunned her. The priest refused Johnson, who is gay, the sacramental bread and wine.