Dioceses to fire married gay employees?

Dioceses to fire married gay employees?

It looks like the four dioceses in Massachusetts aren’t going to just roll over for gay marriage (so to speak). They are re-formulating their employee policies and may even fire gay employees who get married. I know some of you will say that gays shouldn’t be on the payroll in the first place. Two problems with that. First, there is nothing wrong with a chaste homosexual trying to live according to the Church’s teaching. Two, if the person doesn’t tell you he’s gay, how are you to know?

But, if they go out and get married, that’s a whole different story. That is not someone living according to the Church’s teaching on chastity and on marriage, and they will soon be demanding employee benefits coverage for their “spouse”. And for the Church to provide material, moral, or spiritual support for such perversity would be wrong.

  • All Christian churches must retain the right to not employ those who engage in unrepentant sinful behavior.  This will be an eventual Supreme Court case.

    Hopefully, it will be decided like the related Dale vs. Boy Scouts case – where the Boy Scouts retains the consitutional right of free association, and may deny membership to known homosexuals and atheists (and to do right by children).

  • Oh yes, you’ll hear people whining about fairness and all that.  But I ask you—how fair is it that the church schools have to fight labor law just to get a few classes taught?

    The church needs to have about 1/10 the brains of the usual insurance agency who checks the odds of things happening BEFORE they do them. 

    Don’t set yourself up for disaster is good advice!!

  • This comment isn’t exactly on topic but when something occurs to me while reading I just need to let it out! I can no longer in good conscience reassure a woman who has decided to give her baby up for adoption that the decision may be for the best when chances are that baby will adopted by homosexuals who apparently trump heterosexual married couples. I am seeing this happen where I live.