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RELIGION: Catholic school right to fire gay educator

Letter by Ben Brandes, Tacoma on Jan. 7, 2014 at 9:19 am with No Comments »
January 7, 2014 2:28 pm

Re: “Marriage led to firing, educator says” (TNT, 1-7).

The firing of the vice principal of the Catholic school in Sammamish was determined by the educator himself. He knew the well-known standard of the church in regards to homosexuality. That was and is determined by the Holy Bible, which states: ‘Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womenkind: it is an abomination.”

The Catholic Church has every reason and legal right to fire those who are not obeying or living up to the standards that the church teaches. But it is more than that; it is their responsibility to protect their students from false teachings that are taught by actions and not by words.

The vice principal ignored what was right and chose to try to force his sinful and wrongful actions on the Catholic Church. It was the school’s duty to fire him to protect the students and its high standards from his behavior.

If he wants to live the gay life, fine; that is his right. But he must recognize the right of the church and the school that fired him to set a standard that he is required to abide by if he wants to work there. If he doesn’t like the standard then he is free to find work somewhere else that has the same standard that he prefers to live by.

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