This gives us hope! Heartwarming support for teacher who was fired for being gay

Mark Zmuda, the gay Vice Principal that was forced to resign or marrying his partner by the Catholic High School where he taught. More than 400 students came out to support Mr Z! There was even an online petition that gathered 12,000 signatures! This is truly heart warming to see that people can separate faith and bigotry. THEY DON’T HAVE TO GO TOGETHER!

The spokesperson for essentially said that firing a teacher for being gay is totally ok because all teachers sign a contract, which clearly states they must abide by the doctrine of the Catholic Church, which forbids same-sex marriage. You know what? I truly do believe that religious organizations should have the right to practice their faith and their beliefs. The issue is that the Church is picking and choosing which bits of the bible to take literally these days. Clearly we don’t see the Church asking parents to sell their daughters or telling people to have slaves…yet they seem to be fixated on the gays. Here is a quote from their spokesperson, Mike Paterson.

“He clearly understood, as a condition of his employment, that he would abide by church teachings and one of those teachings is they do not approve of this marriage,”. “He understood that under the Magisterium and teachings of the church, unless he adheres to that teaching he does not have a choice.”.

This seems to be a trend with Catholic schools. Check out a similar story here.

Preach love, not hate folks.  Let’s all be good people and do the right thing.

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