Texas teacher fired for out-of-wedlock pregnancy

Apr 13, 2012 Full story: The Post-Standard 16

This video still from WFAA -TV shows Cathy Sampson, a science teacher and volleyball coach in Texas who was fired after her school found out she was pregnant and unmarried.

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HCA bigots

Rockwall, TX

#1 Apr 14, 2012
Let he without sin cast the first stone.

The idiots are HCA are going to pay dearly, tuition will go up
huh

Rockwall, TX

#2 Apr 14, 2012
HCA bigots wrote:
Let he without sin cast the first stone.

The idiots are HCA are going to pay dearly, tuition will go up
Shoulda closed her legs and opened her eyes and read the rules.
Vote Yes

Dallas, TX

#3 Apr 14, 2012
Hey Rockwall. What a classy town
JimJ

Rockwall, TX

#4 Apr 14, 2012
Sin Sucks!
Heath Resident

Rockwall, TX

#5 Apr 15, 2012
I vote for the teacher...come on people this is a sign of the times...she made a mistake and the so called high paid Christians forgive??? Exactly why religion is such a bogus thing. Ok when all is well but let someone make a mistake and WHAM!
Robert

Dallas, TX

#6 Apr 24, 2012
Why do the rules have to change for the person who breaks them? It has nothing to do with the fact that she knew ALL the rules before she took the job. I am sure because I know who is in charge of the hiring there and that these code of conduct rules are placed before EVERY employee before they are hired. I am sure she was nodding her head YES I WILL FOLLOW EVERY RULE IF YOU GIVE ME THE JOB. Quit blaming Christians for her getting fired because she couldn't abide by the rules of her job. I know plenty of teachers and educators in Rockwall as well as other cities that don't drink alcohol in the city they work for because of a code of conduct they have to abide by. How would you feel if you saw your principal or child's teacher out drunk at a restaurant acting like a fool? They are role models plain and simple and live in the public eye. Do not think any differently. They have to take responsibility for their actions. I feel for this teacher and wish her nothing but the best, Having a child is a beautiful thing, planned or unplanned, don't let anyone tell you differently. I don't care if she was married or not, but it was part of her job and she knew this. we all make mistakes, but sometimes in life we have to pay for our mistakes. Life is not about everyone getting a participation trophy.
grandparent

Rockwall, TX

#7 Apr 24, 2012
This is a perfect example of why parents who pay RISD school taxes ALSO CHOOSE to pay tuition to private religious schools such as HCA. Rules may be a little stricter and they can reasonably expect a administrators, teachers, and students to be held to a higher standard.
bull dukey

Euless, TX

#8 Apr 24, 2012
grandparent wrote:
This is a perfect example of why parents who pay RISD school taxes ALSO CHOOSE to pay tuition to private religious schools such as HCA. Rules may be a little stricter and they can reasonably expect a administrators, teachers, and students to be held to a higher standard.
hardly
The place is filled with little snot nosed Jacksons!

“I oughtta be in Nashville”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#9 Apr 27, 2012
RCA (Rockwall "Christian" Academy) isn't much better. Oh, they'll fire any unwed mother for being pregnant or even divorced. But the sex parties that used to go on there when the Church On The Rock had it was rather interesting. If you didn't get knocked up, nothing could become public........and the fun continued. But that place has had it's act cleaned up for at least 15 years now. But the teachers were pretty wild back in the day.
Wannabee

Rockwall, TX

#10 Jul 8, 2012
Darn I miss out on everything.
htihdrt

United States

#11 Jul 11, 2012
Robert wrote:
Why do the rules have to change for the person who breaks them? It has nothing to do with the fact that she knew ALL the rules before she took the job. I am sure because I know who is in charge of the hiring there and that these code of conduct rules are placed before EVERY employee before they are hired. I am sure she was nodding her head YES I WILL FOLLOW EVERY RULE IF YOU GIVE ME THE JOB. Quit blaming Christians for her getting fired because she couldn't abide by the rules of her job. I know plenty of teachers and educators in Rockwall as well as other cities that don't drink alcohol in the city they work for because of a code of conduct they have to abide by. How would you feel if you saw your principal or child's teacher out drunk at a restaurant acting like a fool? They are role models plain and simple and live in the public eye. Do not think any differently. They have to take responsibility for their actions. I feel for this teacher and wish her nothing but the best, Having a child is a beautiful thing, planned or unplanned, don't let anyone tell you differently. I don't care if she was married or not, but it was part of her job and she knew this. we all make mistakes, but sometimes in life we have to pay for our mistakes. Life is not about everyone getting a participation trophy.
I agree with this statement 100%. Great reply!

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#12 Jul 20, 2012
Who fired her? Bertha Better-than-you? Some definitions of christianity are a joke, that's for sure.
Lee

Rowlett, TX

#13 Apr 18, 2013
My daughter attended RCA school and at the time that we enrolled her we had to READ ALL RULES AND SIGN!! One of the rules were if our daughter became pregnant she would be discharged from the school. It has nothing to do with not being forgiving of the lady. In the Bible pre marital sex is wrong PERIOD end of discussion.If they let this teacher remain at the school then they would be condoning her behavior and therefore going against the teachings of the Bible. I'm sure she can find another job in the PUBLIC school system.
Lee

Rowlett, TX

#14 Apr 18, 2013
Heath Resident wrote:
I vote for the teacher...come on people this is a sign of the times...she made a mistake and the so called high paid Christians forgive??? Exactly why religion is such a bogus thing. Ok when all is well but let someone make a mistake and WHAM!
Christian school and this teacher knew it was against the rules PERIOD!! Move On
Bunni

Arlington, TX

#15 Apr 19, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Christian school and this teacher knew it was against the rules PERIOD!! Move On
Really?!?!
Big Timer

United States

#16 Apr 19, 2013
Just goes to show you should always carry a raincoat. Who cares though really.

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