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Ohio: Catholic bishop defends sacking of lesbian teacher

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  1. Keith Francis Farrell 1 May 2013, 7:23pm

    I hope she takes the catholic curch for millions. The Catholic Church maintains itself as a hate group. where discrimantion is the order of the day

  2. UrgH . . . horrendous . . .

    Here’s hoping that she wins . . .

  3. One reason I am not a Christian. I just could not do that to some one. The Bible supposedly preaches kindness yet this is what we get from it’s follower. I wish this women the best of luck and may she and her partner have a long happy life together.

    1. Most of the religious lot wouldn’t know true kindness or compassion if it sat on their faces and wriggled!

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 1 May 2013, 7:54pm

    Yes, hate reigns supreme in the Catholic cult doesn’t it? They’re masters of it, almost two thousand years to perfect it. It should be banned from civilisation as most cults should.

  5. WantsToKnow 1 May 2013, 7:55pm

    The RCC doesn’t even know the meaning of the words “Christian charity”! SHAME on them… and at this woman’s time of grief, no less. I am disgusted! Christian charity indeed!

  6. “Bishop Campbell told the Columbus Dispatch that Carla Hale was not fired for being a lesbian, but for having an open same-sex relationship.”

    So, in other words, she was not fired for having an open same-sex relationship, but for being a lesbian.

    1. ChrisMorley 1 May 2013, 11:34pm

      What the bishop is trying to / meant to say is that the problem is she went public about being in a relationship with someone. He daren’t say it was because of her sexuality because the City of Columbus has a law against sexuality discrimination.

      The relationship became public knowledge. It wasn’t a heterosexual marriage celebrated in a church, and any such relationship breaks the School’s / Church’s rules about giving a good example of Catholic life.

      The fact that she isn’t even Catholic, but a Methodist, doesn’t seem to count.

      She works in the City of Columbus and that has a law banning sexuality discrimination. There is no exemption for religious schools from that law. It seems almost guaranteed the School / Church will lose the case, but it won’t get Carla her job back.

      There will be a fine, or time in jail for the School principal.

  7. The bigots are waging all-out war, aren’t they.

    And we can all slate them here on PinkNews and other threads but, you know, before six millions Jews were exterminated they mutter too about the horrendous operations of their oppressors.

    What I’m saying is, there’s SO MUCH heterosexist hatred of homosexuals out there at the moment that we shouldn’t take it for granted that all is going to be well for us.

    We need to do more than just support each other commiserating here on PinkNews and similar sites.

    I’ve just chosen my Westminster Lord, written him a long and strong letter, and popped it into the post box.

    Have you?

    If the Conservatives do badly tomorrow, then Same Sex Marriage will really be threatened.

  8. She was fired because of her sexual orientation. Her opinion as a lesbien cannot accord with the Catholic Churchs values if she respects her own conscience. She can´t accept the fact that the Church discriminates her.

  9. PeterinSydney 1 May 2013, 9:25pm

    Bishop Frederick Campbell is an evil bigot.

  10. Michael Stevens 1 May 2013, 10:01pm

    First, yes it’s shitty she’s been fired.
    But the RC Church is very clear on what it believes – if you want to work in their system and you don’t believe it then you’re up for trouble.
    It’s like joining the army and then complaining they want you to kill people.
    All religions are stupid, empty superstitions, but if you choose to join them don’t complain about their rules.

    1. Dave North 2 May 2013, 9:21am

      Most people do not “JOIN” religions.

      They are indoctrinated into them from birth.

      It’s not easy to walk away from decades of indoctrination.

  11. Jim Hughes 1 May 2013, 10:25pm

    I find it strange that when a priest molests a child he is not fired or turned over to the police. Instead it is covered up and he is moved to another parish where he can molest more children.
    On the other hand this lady who has committed no crime is fired because the church has such high moral standards.

  12. Colin (London) 1 May 2013, 10:57pm

    Doctrine over people…Says it all…..Any good people vote with your feet.


  13. Catholic Values:

    1. Summarily fire a respected and loved teacher with 19 years of unblemished service (she was escorted off the premises) within weeks of her mother dying – all because of an anonymous complaint about her partner’s mention in an obituary.

    2. take no further action against a power abusing, sexually predatory Cardinal.

    3. cover up and relocate child-abusing clergy so as not to embarrass the church.

    The ‘value’ seems to be that protection of Bishops is more important than simple love, charity and humility before God.

    With vocations falling, ordinations now a rarity and the majority of the laity holding contrary opinions on sexual matters the Church hierarchy is now circling the wagons and becoming increasingly desperate and isolated. We will see more of this uncharitable, unchristian behaviour before change eventually happens.

  14. Way to go Bish, sack a grieving woman because “the quasi-spousal relationship violates Catholic Church doctrine”.

    Such a contradiction; I thought that you were supposed to love every other human being regardless, isn’t your hateful actions against church teaching?

  15. Dr Frederic Sutter 2 May 2013, 2:34pm

    When will this Medieval Institution finally wither and die or reform if that is possible….they missed that opportunity Centuries ago at the time of the Reformation…Their response then was to burn people at the stake…. I guess a least on that score they have made some ‘ progress ‘

  16. Why is there so much hatred towards us…life is so short and so unfair…..

  17. David Smith 2 May 2013, 7:40pm

    Yeah. Stick it to the Pope for being a Catholic.

  18. Bob Schwiderski 3 May 2013, 1:15am

    The bishop should concern himself with these instead: Here’s a shocking list of 228 accused clerics, nuns and staff

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