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US: Straight Catholic school leader claims he lost job offer because he was suspected to be gay

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  1. Outrageous! He sounds no more gay than Keith O’Brien!

  2. i’m not getting this, and i don’t think i care. if mr nelson is looking for hetero-sympathy by releasing the story, then good for him. otherwise we already know what a back-ass-wards discriminatory country the US can be. maybe he can find a better job in a non-denominational, non-judgmental setting, i’m sure they have them somewhere… maybe. come to britain! be an immigrant here. we may not be a big country, but we have big hearts!

  3. But even if he IS gay they are missing the point.

    The RC Church acknowledges that people can have a gay orientation that is outside their control (i.e. it is not a ‘choice’). However it is then expected that the person should lead a celibate life. (absurd of course but then absurdity is an RC specialisation).

    This man MAY be gay – he MAY not. Either way he is not living outside the instructions of the church. So why do they discriminate? Because they are in a total mental spin about the whole issue and running around, skirts flapping.

    It may have something to do with Ratzinger’s instructions in the late 90s, before he was Pope, that those of a homosexual orientation are not suitable for work in schools or with young people. Unless of course they are child-abusing priests.

    see the latest scandal: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/04/with_approval_of_archbishop_pr.html

    1. And if you want to read a long screed about Catholic views on homosexuality (which is not very sympathetic!) then go to: http://www.therealpresence.org/archives/Chastity/Chastity_014.htm

      It is written by a Jesuit with the delightful name of Father Hardon.

  4. David Cary Hart 5 May 2013, 9:55pm

    Please. The suspected that he “suffered from same-sex attraction (SSA).” Tell me again why we do not need ENDA.

  5. Lion in Winter 6 May 2013, 4:58am

    Free yourself from religion.

    Imagine – John Lennon

  6. It’s not the ‘gay agenda’ causing this but rather the stupidity, lack of imagination, megalomania and blatant bigotry of much of the Catholic hierarchy. Was the persecution of Galileo a result of the ‘solar agenda’? Or the Catholic church’s supine acquiescence during the holocaust a “success of the the western world wide ” ‘jewish agenda’?

    Witless harrumphing from a quasi-pharisee.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 6 May 2013, 12:34pm

      Exactly, and there is no gay agenda. Would that we were that powerful. If anything, there is a religious agenda to theocratise societies and governments to dictate which legislation to support and not to support. It wishes to impose its religious will on those both gay and straight many of whom aren’t christians and even christians who are at odds with them. The more they try, the stronger they make the case for disestablishment. They’re participating in their own demise the more desperate their spurious rants become.

  7. Robert in S. Kensington 6 May 2013, 12:26pm

    Hmmm, Colin Hart of C4M lives with a man too, but no noise made about that, We might as well assume that all male members of the military living in confined quarters must also be gay.

    All catholic priests, usually two to a parish must all be gay too since they share the same home. Celibacy is an unnatural, perverse act, against nature and human existence. If anything, the oppressiveness of it often leads many of them to defy it. For some it is the excitement of doing something that they’re told is forbidden. It hasn’t worked that well for them, yet they still refuse to accept reality. Is it no wonder their seminaries are empty, vocations at an all time low, sexual abuse rife and membership dwindling?

  8. This man is not very bright. But the lady protesteth too much. You, my dear chap/lady, are clearly a closet case and should be called the inspectress/inspector. You would probably appreciate a large member in your rectum. You will have to admit someday that you really want that.

  9. DCBrighton 6 May 2013, 5:15pm

    Gay dear? Who dear? Me dear? No dear? Come on Leonard!

  10. What actually causes problems for you, is that it is generally accepted that so-called heterosexuals who are obsessed with gays and gay sex have a deep psychological problem, in that they are attempting to deny what they really want, namely gay sex.

  11. he has no business working with a school no matter if he’s gay or straight if he doesn’t know the correct expression is they’ve got another THINK coming. thing makes no sense in this context.

  12. Don’t know if Nelson is in the closet or not, but regardless these cases put me in two minds.
    On the one hand schools shouldn’t be allowed to discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation.
    On the other hand I’m reminded of Homer Simpson’s line to Marge when he gets rejected by the local masonic lodge “Marge… they won’t let me into their stupid club for jerks”.
    It begs the question, if you know up front that they’re a bunch of anti-equal opportunities jerks, why would you still want to be a part of that?
    Unless there really aren’t any other schools recruiting in the neighbourhood I’d be inclined to be the one doing the rejecting, just on principle.
    Whether Nelson sues for discrimination is another issue.

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