Catholic School Students Protest Firi...

Catholic School Students Protest Firing Over Gay Marriage

There are 33 comments on the National Public Radio story from Jan 7, 2014, titled Catholic School Students Protest Firing Over Gay Marriage. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

The vice principal of a suburban Seattle Catholic school says he was fired for marrying a man.

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Pierre

Iceland

#1 Jan 7, 2014
I admire and applaud this great school!

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#2 Jan 7, 2014
Yes, the students seem like a great bunch of well, adjusted, young adults!
Sgt Common Sense

Denver, CO

#3 Jan 7, 2014
I guess the school didn't get the Pope's memo about not judging.

“Equality marches on! ”

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#5 Jan 7, 2014
Considering you posted as Pierre from Iceland, your comments on what is normal is laughable. Now, run along and create a retaliation thread.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#6 Jan 7, 2014
NE Jade wrote:
Yes, the students seem like a great bunch of well, adjusted, young adults!
It's great to see a new generation of young adults standing up for what is right.
Chad

Düsseldorf, Germany

#7 Jan 7, 2014
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>It's great to see a new generation of young adults standing up for what is right.
It's sickening to see kids being indoctrinated by schools into the disgusting homosexual lifestyle.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#8 Jan 7, 2014
Chad wrote:
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It's sickening to see kids being indoctrinated by schools into the disgusting homosexual lifestyle.
So just HEARING the words "gay" or "homosexual" will cause a kid to grow up to be gay? LOL! You homophobes love to repeat this absurd BS that isn't the least bit true.

“Equality marches on! ”

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#9 Jan 7, 2014
Poor Chad/Peirre/douchbag. Always posting from exotic locations, yet never leaving his double wide.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#10 Jan 7, 2014
NE Jade wrote:
Poor Chad/Peirre/douchbag. Always posting from exotic locations, yet never leaving his double wide.
Yes...he would never leave his wife.
Werner

Netherlands

#11 Jan 7, 2014
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>So just HEARING the words "gay" or "homosexual" will cause a kid to grow up to be gay? LOL! You homophobes love to repeat this absurd BS that isn't the least bit true.
No not just hearing those words. But hearing how sex between males is good and normal gives boys the idea that if they are losers and can't get girls that they can turn to homosexuality and that is OK. In the old days if a boy was a loser and couldn't pull chicks he would keep trying and do whatever it took but nowadays they just give up on girls and turn queer.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#12 Jan 7, 2014
Werner wrote:
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No not just hearing those words. But hearing how sex between males is good and normal gives boys the idea that if they are losers and can't get girls that they can turn to homosexuality and that is OK. In the old days if a boy was a loser and couldn't pull chicks he would keep trying and do whatever it took but nowadays they just give up on girls and turn queer.
LOL! More absurd BS. If a guy likes females he will ALWAYS like females, no matter how many times he is rejected by females. You can't just snap your fingers and change your sexual orientation. A person will make up his or her own mind about whether or not they think homosexuality is normal. YOU ARE A COMPLETE IDIOT and a homophobe.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#14 Jan 7, 2014
Werner wrote:
No not just hearing those words. But hearing how sex between males is good and normal gives boys the idea that if they are losers and can't get girls that they can turn to homosexuality and that is OK. In the old days if a boy was a loser and couldn't pull chicks he would keep trying and do whatever it took but nowadays they just give up on girls and turn queer.
Yeah right. I'm sure it's just that easy to do. Is that a choice YOU could make? Turned down for a date three times by girls, so it must be time to enjoy dick instead? Do you seriously think that's how it works? Is humanity just THAT much of a mystery to you?

“Equality marches on! ”

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#15 Jan 7, 2014
Well, Werner, you seem to have quite the problem over there in the Netherlands.

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#17 Jan 7, 2014
Sammy wrote:
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Well adjusted as in brainwashed into thinking homosexuality is somehow normal and acceptable.
By the school?

How did that happen, precisely?
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#18 Jan 7, 2014
NE Jade wrote:
Well, Werner, you seem to have quite the problem over there in the Netherlands.
Amazing how homophobes the world over are all exactly alike....dumb as a bag of potatoes.
Cujo

Leask, Canada

#19 Jan 8, 2014
There is hope for Catholics, with the younger generation leading the way.

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#20 Jan 8, 2014
Cujo wrote:
There is hope for Catholics, with the younger generation leading the way.
The RCC is an entirely top-down organization. The laity are not allowed to lead.
knowledge is power

Clarksburg, WV

#21 Jan 8, 2014
Apparently the good Catholic kids don't know the bible and to not follow gods word. I don't have problem with a gay man being a teacher, or being a teacher at a catholic school. But to get married and being gay goes against catholic beliefs and the bible. Breaks many commandments . Where are these kids catholic parents?
I like how non Catholics bring up what the Pope has said. He never said its ok to be gay. Never said its ok for you to marry.
The Pope said to not let this stand in way of love. To love gays and not worry about their marriage if it doesn't effect us just clouds our moral compass.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#22 Jan 8, 2014
knowledge is power wrote:
Apparently the good Catholic kids don't know the bible and to not follow gods word. I don't have problem with a gay man being a teacher, or being a teacher at a catholic school. But to get married and being gay goes against catholic beliefs and the bible. Breaks many commandments . Where are these kids catholic parents?
I like how non Catholics bring up what the Pope has said. He never said its ok to be gay. Never said its ok for you to marry.
The Pope said to not let this stand in way of love. To love gays and not worry about their marriage if it doesn't effect us just clouds our moral compass.
Shouldn't your "moral compass" tell you that morality is about avoiding harm to one another? Doesn't morality concern things like cruelty, brutality, spite?

I think these kids are better off NOT following "God's word", if that word says that it's actually MORAL to shun someone, fire them from a job they are well qualified at, or to villainize them as if they were criminals simply because they love and want to protect the closest person to them in their lives.

What kind of nonsense is this "God" character teaching, when innocent, productive, law-abiding, kind and helpful human beings are treated as if they are undesirable? Much more likely that this book is the work of primitive humans of ancient times, who didn't know how the hell to treat outsiders to their tribe. Rise above this broken "compass", which obviously tells you nothing about morality, but only about exclusion, privilege, and hypocrisy.
knowledge is power

Clarksburg, WV

#23 Jan 9, 2014
EdmondWA wrote:
<quoted text>Shouldn't your "moral compass" tell you that morality is about avoiding harm to one another? Doesn't morality concern things like cruelty, brutality, spite?

I think these kids are better off NOT following "God's word", if that word says that it's actually MORAL to shun someone, fire them from a job they are well qualified at, or to villainize them as if they were criminals simply because they love and want to protect the closest person to them in their lives.

What kind of nonsense is this "God" character teaching, when innocent, productive, law-abiding, kind and helpful human beings are treated as if they are undesirable? Much more likely that this book is the work of primitive humans of ancient times, who didn't know how the hell to treat outsiders to their tribe. Rise above this broken "compass", which obviously tells you nothing about morality, but only about exclusion, privilege, and hypocrisy.
You do realize gay couples can't not create more of gods children? You do realize to go against the teachings of the bible for personal reasons is still wrong?
This wasn't a public school ran by gay liberals. This was a catholic school with catholic teachings. Gay marriage is wrong to us catholic. Not the gay ppl themselves. Just cannot be wed. As for ones moral compass, I'm sure this man knew the teaching and beliefs of Catholic Church being a teacher. Exclusion,privilege and hypocrisy??? The only thing I find wrong is these children did follow their faith in this catholic school. They broke commandments. As serious as you are about gays and marriage. I'm even more serious about following ones religion. Just because you don't take ones religion serious doesn't mean others don't!

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