Catholic school dismisses gay teacher...

Catholic school dismisses gay teacher after publicized wedding

There are 81 comments on the Red Bluff Daily News story from Aug 1, 2013, titled Catholic school dismisses gay teacher after publicized wedding. In it, Red Bluff Daily News reports that:

A California man who taught for 17 years at a Catholic high school was fired days after he married his gay partner in a civil ceremony.

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#1 Aug 1, 2013
For Clay:
In response to the news that a man who taught in Catholic high school for seventeen years, was dismissed when he married his homosexual 'buddy'...
the Washington Post printed the following:

"It appears that public opinion about same-sex marriage is diverging from the path promoted by prominent prelates. Catholics today are more tolerant of homosexuals’ equal civil rights, while outspoken Catholic archbishops are raising apocalyptic warnings about “aggressive and godless secularism.” Why?

The bishops are clearly voicing Catholic dogma: same-sex marriage cannot replace the union of man and woman as the Sacrament of Matrimony. But the current laws do not threaten the exercise of Catholic marriage. Actually, the now discredited DOMA law against same-sex marriage prohibited members of the United Church of Christ from following their religious belief that gays and lesbians can marry out of Christian love. Since the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits favoring one church over another, what choice is there other than for governmental secularism to allow each church to freely practice their faith?

Moreover, the Catholic Church long ago has come to grips with civil laws that allow for “sin.” Saint Thomas Aquinas (ST 2-2.10.11) accepted laws allowing prostitution: and in our day, the government has legalized divorce. These are both against Catholic teaching, but as argued by the Doctors of the Church, civil law does not have to agree perfectly with God’s law. St. Augustine (De ordine 2.4), for instance, wrote that a greater good is accomplished by regulating prostitution than in passing laws that make it illegal, but which will not prevent it. At a time when fewer straight people get married before “living together,” it defies logic to say that homosexual marriage disparages tradition. If anything, gays-getting-married argues just the opposite. If they are so eager to enter the civil institution of marriage, what are heterosexual couples missing? In sum, if same-sex marriage does not interfere with Catholic practice, can be tolerated as has been legalized divorce, and encourages the married state — what is the problem?"

You can find this article in todays headlines in the top right-hand corner of Topix.

KayMarie
Dan

Omaha, NE

#2 Aug 1, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
For Clay:
In response to the news that a man who taught in Catholic high school for seventeen years, was dismissed when he married his homosexual 'buddy'...
the Washington Post printed the following:
"It appears that public opinion about same-sex marriage is diverging from the path promoted by prominent prelates. Catholics today are more tolerant of homosexuals’ equal civil rights, while outspoken Catholic archbishops are raising apocalyptic warnings about “aggressive and godless secularism.” Why?
The bishops are clearly voicing Catholic dogma: same-sex marriage cannot replace the union of man and woman as the Sacrament of Matrimony. But the current laws do not threaten the exercise of Catholic marriage. Actually, the now discredited DOMA law against same-sex marriage prohibited members of the United Church of Christ from following their religious belief that gays and lesbians can marry out of Christian love. Since the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits favoring one church over another, what choice is there other than for governmental secularism to allow each church to freely practice their faith?
Moreover, the Catholic Church long ago has come to grips with civil laws that allow for “sin.” Saint Thomas Aquinas (ST 2-2.10.11) accepted laws allowing prostitution: and in our day, the government has legalized divorce. These are both against Catholic teaching, but as argued by the Doctors of the Church, civil law does not have to agree perfectly with God’s law. St. Augustine (De ordine 2.4), for instance, wrote that a greater good is accomplished by regulating prostitution than in passing laws that make it illegal, but which will not prevent it. At a time when fewer straight people get married before “living together,” it defies logic to say that homosexual marriage disparages tradition. If anything, gays-getting-married argues just the opposite. If they are so eager to enter the civil institution of marriage, what are heterosexual couples missing? In sum, if same-sex marriage does not interfere with Catholic practice, can be tolerated as has been legalized divorce, and encourages the married state — what is the problem?"
You can find this article in todays headlines in the top right-hand corner of Topix.
KayMarie
Your point in posting it?

There's no shortage of mainstream press op-ed pieces either banging on the Church and/or promoting SSM.
commonpeeps

Monrovia, CA

#3 Aug 1, 2013
Religions can no longer practice their faith since the government now says what is proper and what is not by demands of the immoral minority. Since all of the scandals about the church 'fathers' being such demented sexual preditors themselves, who would want to be lead by them. How is it possible that people can choose what beliefs they feel like following, pick and choose, while their so called 'beliefs' tell them they're wrong? The church is allowing open gayness and ssunions only because they need to keep their followers so as to get their money. Pay enough into the church then sin as much as you like and still feel like you're holy and saved afterwards. Moral decay of modern man.!
Church molesters

Covina, CA

#4 Aug 1, 2013
Looks like a juicy lawsuit to me.

More money lost by the church molester's.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#5 Aug 1, 2013
Church molesters wrote:
Looks like a juicy lawsuit to me.
More money lost by the church molester's.
These things typically go the school's way as there's a contract involved.
Contracts

Covina, CA

#6 Aug 1, 2013
Yep those pesky contracts, There were contractors with the pervert priest's too!

The American public is not to keen on the old pervert church ways anymore!

A bit of bad PR is not what the church needs right now!

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#7 Aug 1, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
For Clay:
In response to the news that a man who taught in Catholic high school for seventeen years, was dismissed when he married his homosexual 'buddy'...
the Washington Post printed the following:
"It appears that public opinion about same-sex marriage is diverging from the path promoted by prominent prelates. Catholics today are more tolerant of homosexuals’ equal civil rights, while outspoken Catholic archbishops are raising apocalyptic warnings about “aggressive and godless secularism.” Why?
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It's funny, really. The school tolerated the teacher as long as he shacked up with his partner, i.e. "living in sin". It was only marriage that drove them to fire him.

You know, that positive thing that strengthens families and is values by most Christians.

Seems a bit counter-intuitive.

Since: Mar 07

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#8 Aug 1, 2013
Went to HS there many moons ago.
Lined

Covina, CA

#9 Aug 1, 2013
A catheter might help you later in life too!

Since: Mar 07

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#10 Aug 2, 2013
Lined wrote:
A catheter might help you later in life too!
I believe you are on the wrong thread.
Dan

Atlanta, GA

#11 Aug 2, 2013
Quest wrote:
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It's funny, really. The school tolerated the teacher as long as he shacked up with his partner, i.e. "living in sin". It was only marriage that drove them to fire him.
You know, that positive thing that strengthens families and is values by most Christians.
Seems a bit counter-intuitive.
It was actually the guy going public with the marriage act that got him fired.
Knuckle biter

Covina, CA

#12 Aug 2, 2013
No use in trying to explain the issue to anyone at the school either, they are just up set they can't come out of the closet too!

Those nuns and priest are closet junkies.
showthread

Knoxville, TN

#13 Aug 2, 2013
Dan wrote:
It was actually the guy going public with the marriage act that got him fired.
That is exactly right!
Mcckoos

Covina, CA

#14 Aug 2, 2013
More stupid actions taken in Glendora, California and you thought this was bad try this one, two Glendora city council men are on the catholic board that fired this man.
Pipers

Covina, CA

#15 Aug 3, 2013
Another catholic priest aught and sentenced for molesting a teen girl.

Priest receives a 8-year prison sentence for molesting a young girl, California.

Since: Mar 07

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#16 Aug 3, 2013
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
It was actually the guy going public with the marriage act that got him fired.
No, it was going public with a marriage. And aren't most marriages done in public?

It's interesting that a Catholic school would be okay as long as someone is closeted, but as son as they step out, BAM.

Nasty message to teach the girls, there, many of whom are gay.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#17 Aug 3, 2013
Quest wrote:
<quoted text>
No, it was going public with a marriage. And aren't most marriages done in public?
Dan said:
It was actually the guy going public with the marriage....

Quest disagrees?:
No, it was going public with a marriage.

You can't make this stuff up!
Michael

Canada

#18 Aug 3, 2013
What about the thousands of catholic teachers who are divorced and living common law with other partners? Lets fire them!

What about the thousands of closet catholic clergy who have hidden out down through the history of the church from the very beginning? Lets fire them!

UNBELIEVABLE!
Michael

Canada

#19 Aug 3, 2013
Thousands of catholic clergy over the years have been caught buggering our children, and these most horrible MORTAL SINS covered up by all the rest of the clergy, yet each of these clergy gave themselves holy communion at every mass they said without even repenting, but preached to all the followers that they MUST NEVER receive the Eucharist with such sins on their souls.

HIPOCRICY!

UNBELIEVABLE!
Michael

Canada

#20 Aug 3, 2013
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
It was actually the guy going public with the marriage act that got him fired.
Did you notify anyone when you got married? Isn't that going public?

Didn't Pope Francis just declare "WHO AM I TO JUDGE"

I am sure this teacher is teaching the curriculum that he is suppose to. What he does in his private life is his business.

How many bishops were ever punished or repremanded for their lies, deceit and coverups of the their own sexually abusive catholic clergy? ZERO!

BUSTED!

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