He expected to keep his job (he claims) as a Catholic school teacher even when he announced his plan to marry his boyfriend.
Does a Catholic school have a right to exist in the United States?
Just before the Supreme Court invented the right to fake marriage between two men or two women (or more?), I posted about the question: “What Happens to Christian Schools when SCOTUS Creates Same-Sex ‘Marriage’?”
The answer is coming fast.
One guy says that the Federal Government has the right and obligation to end Christian schools.
Why? Because a Catholic school fired him for announcing his engagement to his boyfriend.
Of course, he’s not claiming he wants to end all Catholic schools. But he is hoping the Federal Government will punish them and reward him. If they do, the precedent will be set that Catholic schools can’t exist as real Catholic schools.
Remember how completely unequal this all is. If this homosexual had decided he was offended by Catholic doctrine and could no longer continue to work for the school, the school would have had no recourse to the Federal government to sue him for leaving them without a teacher. The entire system of wrongful termination of employment is a verbal haze to justify unequal treatment of people. It is institutionalized discrimination. The employee has the right to terminate the relationship for any reason, including “religious discrimination” but the Federal government is there to smash employers if they dare exercise the same right.
We get this story from the Gay Star News.
Flint Dollar, a popular music teacher at a Catholic school in Macon, Georgia, is suing after his teaching contract was not renewed after four years.
The reason: he is gay and announced on Facebook that he was going to marry his partner this summer.
The very next line contradicts their account because they say the school hired him knowing he was “gay.” (Big mistake!)
Dollar’s lawsuit is taking a creative approach because it is not against the law in Georgia to fire someone for being gay. His lawyer sees an opening title VII of the Civil Rights Act which was passed in 1964.
‘When you fire somebody because they are engaging in a same-sex marriage, I think that pretty clearly fits with gender discrimination,’ attorney Charles Cox tells NPR. ‘You’re being fired because you’re not complying with traditional gender stereotypes, and that’s wrong, and we believe it’s unlawful.’
Uh, no. You are being let go as a teacher in a Catholic school because you are teaching unethical behavior to students.
But the school really did mess up by hiring him.
I was told that … the bishop of the Diocese of Savannah called and expressed his concern that if I was to return it would be against the teachings of the Catholic Church.
So did the bishop know that Dollar was living in sin when he became a teacher? Or did the school keep that from the bishop? Did an announcement of the engagement come to his attention and make him call the school into account, demanding they be consistent with their Roman Catholic identity?
None of the obvious questions are of interest to the writer of this story.
I suspect a lot of Roman Catholic bishops need to start asking some questions about the schools that presume to call themselves Roman Catholic.
But if it is wrong for a Roman Catholic institution to fire an employee for marrying a person of the same sex, then what about a priest who takes male “lovers”? Is his job protected? What exactly does the Federal Government think it can do with the 1964 Civil Rights Act?
Well, happy Fourth of July, everyone!