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Lesbian Catholic school AD forced out of job after marriage
Yahoo! Sports ^ | 9/4/2010 | Cameron Smith

Posted on 09/04/2010 3:06:15 PM PDT by markomalley

Tuesday evening, Christine Judd was still the Athletic Director and Dean of Students at Cathedral High School in Springfield, Mass. Then suddenly, after a single meeting on Wednesday morning, she was not.

According to MassLive.com, Judd met with officials of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield Wednesday after the diocese -- which runs Cathedral and other Catholic schools in the Springfield area -- learned that Judd, an open lesbian, married her longtime partner in August.

Judd isn't a newcomer to Cathedral. The Springfield resident served as AD for three years and dean of students for six years. She'd been at Cathedral 12 years in all before she "resigned," on Wednesday. And though she may have technically resigned, her decision didn't seem to be so open ended when you hear Judd describe the options that the diocese presented her with.

"I was given a choice of termination or resignation," Judd said. "I'm hurt, but I wish nothing but the best for Cathedral, its students, the parents, the athletic teams, administration and faculty. I bleed purple (the school's color)." ...

"I married my partner this summer," Judd said. "I was hoping that my loyalty, my professionalism the last 12 years would supersede the current hypocrisy that has already been shown with the Diocese of Springfield."


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1 posted on 09/04/2010 3:06:17 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Guilty.


2 posted on 09/04/2010 3:09:20 PM PDT by csvset
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To: markomalley

If she resigned then what is she complaining about? Had she been fired, then she could have some kind of legal case against her employer.


3 posted on 09/04/2010 3:09:20 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: markomalley

No hints of her orientation before she was promoted to Dean of Students? Doesn’t raise my opinion of the American Catholic Church.


4 posted on 09/04/2010 3:10:14 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: pnh102
I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. Next she will sue stating that she was forced to resign.
5 posted on 09/04/2010 3:11:02 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: markomalley

“Lesbian Catholic school AD forced out of job after marriage”

But it was ok to have it in a position of power over Catholic youth?


6 posted on 09/04/2010 3:11:59 PM PDT by Grunthor (My coffee creamer is fat free because I am not.)
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To: markomalley

She talks of hypocrisy, and yet she had no shame in showing hers by staying a member of a church whose teachings she was not prepared to live by. She could have either left the church and joined or started another religion more in line with her own beliefs, or she could have stayed and repented her behaviour and resolve to change. Instead, she tried to have her cake and eat it. I’m not a catholic, but I know hypocrisy when I see it...


7 posted on 09/04/2010 3:12:21 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: markomalley
I don't get it. Who's the guy in the picture?


8 posted on 09/04/2010 3:15:02 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: November 2010
No hints of her orientation before she was promoted to Dean of Students?

put ‘her’ in a habit and you will have about 25% of the nuns who tought me for 8 years in the Catholic grammar School I attended

9 posted on 09/04/2010 3:16:26 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Dude.


10 posted on 09/04/2010 3:21:02 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: markomalley

Terribly crafted headline from yahoo. At first blush, one would think there’s a lesbian Catholic school.


11 posted on 09/04/2010 3:21:24 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: November 2010

Well, as far as I can tell the American Catholic Church doesn’t come into it. That’s just some Protestant group that fakes being Catholic.

As far as the Roman Catholic Church goes, I think they will survive your informed disapproval.


12 posted on 09/04/2010 3:27:30 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Vaquero

Vaquero, mi amigo, Apparently I wasn’t the only 13 year old to notice the viciousness of the sisterhood. Ay, chihuahua!


13 posted on 09/04/2010 3:28:44 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (The game continues. Let them come for me and mine.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Let’s see, she chose resignation over termination. If she had a leg to stand on, she would have chosen termination with the intent to litigate her case.

What is not mentioned here is whether she had some sort of contract with a morals clause. If she were not to marry her partner, there was always the hope for redemption but outwardly flanting her transgression against church doctrine she rolled the dice and lost.


14 posted on 09/04/2010 3:32:53 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Scott for FL Gov. - Miller AK US Senate)
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To: markomalley

My only question is why was this allowed to go on so long? Her “long-time” partner? It should have been nipped in the bud from the inception.


15 posted on 09/04/2010 3:37:06 PM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: pnh102

Religious exemptions apply; she would have had no case. I can’t believe that the diocese had the cojones to fire her; there is hope.


16 posted on 09/04/2010 3:37:32 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: pnh102; November 2010
You two obviously did not read the article...

"Technically, the Springfield diocese is within its rights. While same-sex marriage has been legal in Massachusetts since 2004, it's strictly against diocese policy. That means that Judd breached her contract when she was married this summer.

Or you did, and are just gay trolls.

17 posted on 09/04/2010 3:45:05 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Please Lord, give America a second chance.)
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To: kearnyirish2
I am pleased that anyone in a position of influence over our youth should be called out for sinful behavior and asked to resign.

Thank heavens some people in authority can still be trusted to do the right thing, as opposed to schools like Notre Dame!

18 posted on 09/04/2010 3:45:09 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: mazda77

See post 17.


19 posted on 09/04/2010 3:46:45 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Please Lord, give America a second chance.)
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To: mckenzie7

Really; I’m shocked.


20 posted on 09/04/2010 3:53:19 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Vaquero

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/yoy.wav


21 posted on 09/04/2010 4:04:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

What gave them the first clue that she was a LESBIAN?????


22 posted on 09/04/2010 4:18:27 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: IrishCatholic

Ok, Irish Catholic. Not Roman Catholic! Heh.


23 posted on 09/04/2010 4:18:58 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: NoGrayZone

? Do you really think the diocese had to promote a lesbian to be dean of students?


24 posted on 09/04/2010 4:22:57 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: markomalley

Am I reading the article wrong or did this woman in fact live openly in a lesbian relationship for a number of years while acting as AD of a Latin Rite HS and being described as a pillar of the Church? Was that all OK until she “married”? Was the gay sex outside of marriage OK but the “marriage” was just too much for the diocese to take?

I’d love to know if she regularly received communion.

Not good, mom.


25 posted on 09/04/2010 4:26:06 PM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: Kolokotronis

Not only that but she believes that her service gives her the right to defy the church.

DLTDHYAOTWO.

Or better yet, hire folks who are only too happy to work for the church.


26 posted on 09/04/2010 4:38:58 PM PDT by BenKenobi (We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. -Silent Cal)
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To: Ann Archy

All the used D cells in her trash?


27 posted on 09/04/2010 4:43:49 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Just call me Karnac the Magnificent! LOL


28 posted on 09/04/2010 4:47:25 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Scott for FL Gov. - Miller AK US Senate)
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To: NoGrayZone
According to the report in The Catholic Observer, which is the official publication for the Springfield Diocese, Judd was duly informed about Church policy when she applied for the job at Cathedral High School - as is everyone else who works there.

What I find interesting is that the secular articles reporting this story claim that Judd is an "open lesbian," but I will bet she was not in the least bit "open" about her sexual orientation when applying for the job at Cathedral High School....when she was duly informed about Church policy.

If Judd did not agree with Church teaching, she should have applied for a job at a public school. But she did not.

Here is an excerpt from the report published in the online edition of the Catholic Observer called IObserve:

CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL'S ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, DEAN OF STUDENTS RESIGNS

Sept. 3, 2010

...Iobserve has learned that pictures of Judd’s civil marriage were circulating on the Internet and those photos were brought to the attention of officials earlier this week.

In a written statement, diocesan spokesperson Mark E. Dupont stated, “Without being specific to this matter, it should be clear that all employees of our Catholic schools are made aware of our policies and regulations, this includes language that clearly states that whenever by public example, an employee engages in or espouses conduct which contravenes the doctrine and teaching of the Catholic Church, that employee may be subject to disciplinary action.”

Judd, in her capacity as athletic director would have been well informed on school policies especially in her supervision of employees in the many sports programs. Nonetheless, in her comments to the Springfield newspaper she charged the diocese with hypocrisy, a claim Dupont refuted.

“Our past failings do not give us license to ignore well known church teaching,” Dupont commented to Iobserve. “To do so would be, in fact, a hypocrisy and contradiction to the values we believe in and are teaching in our schools; so while we certainly want to be compassionate and understanding, we must be true to who we are.”

In closing Dupont stated, “We are certainly thankful to Ms. Judd for her past service at Cathedral High School and wish her the best in the future.”

http://www.iobserve.org/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=201&cntnt01returnid=66

29 posted on 09/04/2010 5:03:12 PM PDT by Sons of Union Vets (No taxation without representation!)
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To: November 2010

Not Irish Catholic either.


30 posted on 09/04/2010 5:30:59 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: markomalley

Well done! We should all show our appreciation by sending a small donation to the Diocese.


31 posted on 09/04/2010 5:41:31 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: fwdude

I’m wondering the same. Why was she hired in the first place? If they found out she was gay after she was hired, why wasn’t she let go immediately?


32 posted on 09/04/2010 5:46:02 PM PDT by peggybac (Restore America and restore her honor.)
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To: pnh102
If she resigned then what is she complaining about? Had she been fired, then she could have some kind of legal case against her employer.

In your mind are homosexuals that openly flaunt their perverted lifestyle immune from termination from religious organizations who openly state it is against their doctrinal teachings?

"In a written statement, diocesan spokesperson Mark E. Dupont stated, “Without being specific to this matter, it should be clear that all employees of our Catholic schools are made aware of our policies and regulations, this includes language that clearly states that whenever by public example, an employee engages in or espouses conduct which contravenes the doctrine and teaching of the Catholic Church, that employee may be subject to disciplinary action.”

33 posted on 09/04/2010 5:48:04 PM PDT by aSeattleConservative
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To: markomalley

“They are everywhere” Believe me, gays and lesbians are attracted to jobs that involve contact with children. No, they are not pedophiles, they are QUEERS and plan to advance their agenda every chance that they get! Their influence must be stopped. Who’d of thunk that she was a lesbian? /sarcasm off


34 posted on 09/04/2010 5:55:49 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: markomalley

Who writes these headlines? Sit back and read what you have written. It makes no sense to be writing about a lesbian catholic school. I am hoping that there are none to write about. C- on the report.


35 posted on 09/04/2010 5:59:27 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: tet68

ouch. will leave mark.


36 posted on 09/04/2010 5:59:46 PM PDT by rahbert
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To: markomalley

Ay.


37 posted on 09/04/2010 6:10:26 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Sorry: Tag-line presently at the dry cleaners. Please find suitable bumper-sticker instead.)
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To: markomalley

guess she pushed the edge of the envelop too far


38 posted on 09/04/2010 6:55:19 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: Kolokotronis; markomalley
Am I reading the article wrong or did this woman in fact live openly in a lesbian relationship for a number of years while acting as AD of a Latin Rite HS and being described as a pillar of the Church? Was that all OK until she “married”? Was the gay sex outside of marriage OK but the “marriage” was just too much for the diocese to take?

I’d love to know if she regularly received communion.

Where's a Phinehas, when you need one?

(See Num 25:6-15)

39 posted on 09/04/2010 7:13:53 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: A Satanically Transmitted Disease spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus)
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To: markomalley

I attended Catholic elementary school in the ‘70’s, and our softball coach back then was openly lesbian. In hindsight, I wonder - do Catholic schools tend to overlook these things when they hire coaches?


40 posted on 09/04/2010 7:19:57 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: peggybac
Not only was she "gay," but the critical issue is that she is a homosexual activist. She was in a long-term romantic relationship with another woman; this couldn't have been secret. The eventual "marriage" was just a logical conclusion to her activism. Don't doubt for a minute that she would have pushed the school for benefits for her "spouse."

No wonder most "Catholic" young people are in favor of same-sex "marriage." Their leaders let the sodomites teach them.

41 posted on 09/04/2010 7:24:53 PM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: markomalley
I got a mental image of the Lady from Glee....
42 posted on 09/04/2010 7:35:38 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: markomalley

GUILTY!!


43 posted on 09/04/2010 7:41:13 PM PDT by Amerikan_Samurai
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To: aSeattleConservative
In your mind are homosexuals that openly flaunt their perverted lifestyle immune from termination from religious organizations who openly state it is against their doctrinal teachings?

What termination? The person in question resigned on her own will. As a result, there is no legal quibble with her former employer.

I certainly have nothing against a religious organization enforcing its rules of conduct on its employees. I am just simply pointing out that as a result of this person willingly resigning, as opposed to being fired, she has 0 legal standing against her employer.

44 posted on 09/04/2010 7:45:50 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Kolokotronis
Am I reading the article wrong or did this woman in fact live openly in a lesbian relationship for a number of years while acting as AD of a Latin Rite HS and being described as a pillar of the Church? Was that all OK until she “married”? Was the gay sex outside of marriage OK but the “marriage” was just too much for the diocese to take?

I'm just glad that the diocese decided to do something when they did. Don't forget that this is Massachusetts. Not exactly known to be the most conservative area of the country nor the most conservative dioceses in the country.

As for the thought that the diocese and school should have known...I think it is very, very possible that they didn't. If she didn't talk about her private life, if she didn't flaunt a relationship with her girlfriend (e.g., public displays of affection...bringing her "partner" around to work and introducing her around, and so on), if she didn't demand partner benefits such as insurance for her partner, and so on, I don't see that there would be any necessary reason for them to know for sure. We are trained that rash judgments, detraction, and calumny are all sins against the eighth commandment. Perhaps that may have led to a bit of blinders being placed on her supervisor at school...not picking up on telltale signs. But the bottom line is that unless she flaunted it and made it painfully obvious, it is very feasible that he wouldn't have known.

Think about if she was an alcoholic rather than a homosexual. She could get trashed every night after work; but until she brings the issue into work, work might not ever have reason to know what her problem is. In other words, private sin...still very grave...versus public scandal.

45 posted on 09/04/2010 7:54:21 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley

“While same-sex marriage has been legal in Massachusetts since 2004, it’s strictly against diocese policy. That means that Judd breached her contract when she was married this summer. Mark Dupont, a spokesman for the Springfield Diocese, indicated that Judd’s departure was a direct result of her decision.”

She had to know the consequences of her actions. She chose this....she is not being persecuted. The only problem I see is that they let her stay employed so long.


46 posted on 09/04/2010 8:20:59 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: ElkGroveDan

47 posted on 09/04/2010 8:26:31 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: markomalley

Placemark for pingout tomorrow.


48 posted on 09/04/2010 8:45:48 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: pnh102
The person in question resigned on her own will.

Please. This was a "diplomatic" termination. What else does, "resign or you're terminated" supposed to mean?

Regardless, the termination was warranted.

49 posted on 09/04/2010 11:43:13 PM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Sons of Union Vets
Just because she looks like a man doesn't mean she was "open" about anything! Most women gym teachers look like men! She knew the rules and broke them, and is now crying "unfair".

"If Judd did not agree with Church teaching, she should have applied for a job at a public school. But she did not."

Exactly. One must wonder why she even took the job at a Catholic school.

50 posted on 09/05/2010 4:52:34 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Please Lord, give America a second chance.)
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