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Alumni, Parents Fight to Get Gay Administrator's Catholic School Job Back
ABCNews ^ | December 22, 2013 | KAMI DIMITROVA

Posted on 12/22/2013 9:23:45 PM PST by Steelfish

Alumni, Parents Fight to Get Gay Administrator's Catholic School Job Back Dec. 22, 2013

By KAMI DIMITROVA

Alumni, students and parents from a Seattle Catholic school are fighting to have a revered vice principal reinstated, after school officials discovered his marriage to another man.

Supporters of Mark Zmuda vowed to pull funds from Eastside Catholic High School, after the school sent out a letter announcing he had resigned and calling his marriage a violation of his contract, which requires a strict adherence to a Catholic code.

"Shame on you!" wrote a passionate alumnus on the Eastside Catholic High School Alumni Facebook page in response to the school's letter.

"Not only is this type of homophobic behavior completely antiquated, it sets a horrible example for all students present and past of tolerance and acceptance," Jessica Lesser from the class of 1994 wrote. "Our own pope has a very different message for our Church: 'If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?' - Pope Francis."

Florence Colburn, whose son -- who she called "politically astute" -- instigated the school-wide rally protesting Zmuda's dismissal, has retracted contributions to the school and says her daughter, a sophomore, is questioning whether she wants to enroll there next year.

"We have been at the school for seven years, and by far [Mark] is the best administrator that I've ever seen there," Colburn told ABC News. "As a mentor, and a coach, and a colleague, and a human being, there's not a better person. I think that's why uproar was so fast and furious. There's nothing anyone can reproach this man."

Colburn says many of the families have chosen to enroll their kids in the 600-student Catholic high school for the academics, not necessarily for the religious education.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholicschools; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda

1 posted on 12/22/2013 9:23:45 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Yes, they should give him his job back — after all he is such a fine example of Catholic teachings and a role model for the children. (SARCASMS, of course!)


2 posted on 12/22/2013 9:32:44 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Steelfish

Hmmm....is there really any such thing as a “revered” vice principal? Or did they only discover what a peachy guy he is when he “married” a man?


3 posted on 12/22/2013 9:33:57 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: Steelfish
"Not only is this type of homophobic behavior completely antiquated..."

There's no such thing as homophobia, only homo-disgustia.

4 posted on 12/22/2013 9:36:55 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016. / Obama=Unspeakable Audacity)
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To: Steelfish
"Not only is this type of homophobic behavior completely antiquated, it sets a horrible example for all students present and past of tolerance and acceptance,"

This is what happens when you soft-pedal moral teaching.

The man in question has admitted himself to be in gross sin. He is not repentant. He is in a position in which he works with kids and is in a position in which he presents an example to kids. He can't stay. They can't let him stay. The fact that the "alumni, students, and parents" can't see that is evidence that the school has failed its mission. Having failed to draw the line in the past however does not give it an excuse to continue to fail; they have to draw the line firm and clear and now.

If the man was in another line of work, I'd say his personal life is no one's business if he doesn't make it their business. But this is a church school and he has made it their business and forced them to deal with it.

5 posted on 12/22/2013 9:39:14 PM PST by marron
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To: Steelfish
The brainwashing has worked...

Who am I to judge....but I don't want you near my kids.

6 posted on 12/22/2013 9:39:51 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Steelfish
what a brilliant mockery the leftist have made of our new Pope....

don't know the Pope's intent let alone his true words, but they got him down to a couple of sound bites that they will use and reuse...

7 posted on 12/22/2013 9:41:02 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Steelfish

“school-wide protests”

Notice they never mention how many actual students are protesting


8 posted on 12/22/2013 9:42:16 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Steelfish

It sounds like they didn’t learn a damn thing from all of those molestations we’ve been reading about over the past 10 years. You can’t fix stupid.


9 posted on 12/22/2013 9:42:51 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: marron

Sounds like the Catholic Church there is fail too


10 posted on 12/22/2013 9:43:09 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Steelfish

The homosexuals are trying to use this to change the stance of the church on homosexual behavior.

From the petition:

” We are uniting in order to change the Catholic Church’s opposition of gay marriage.”

See their petition here:

http://www.change.org/petitions/united-states-conference-of-catholic-bishops-change-the-roman-catholic-church-s-stance-on-gay-marriage?share_id=obJWtxMaOF&utm_campaign=twitter_link&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

Just wait — redacting the Bible will be next!!!


11 posted on 12/22/2013 9:43:10 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Steelfish

If you are sending your kids there for the academics, why should you care if homosexuals are not permitted to teach there?

Don’t like it; send your kids somewhere else.


12 posted on 12/22/2013 9:43:33 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The molestations wouldn’t bother them a bit if they did not consider the church anti-gay. It is always politics.


13 posted on 12/22/2013 9:44:55 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Steelfish
If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?'

If they truly seeked the Lord with good will, they would remain celebate, and wouldn't try to pretend that homosexuality isn't a sin.

14 posted on 12/22/2013 9:45:49 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: GeronL

“Notice they never mention how many actual students are protesting”

Some articles say “dozens”, some “100” some “400” — but the big question is how many of those are actual students, vs a bunch of homosexual activists who have nothing to do with the school.


15 posted on 12/22/2013 9:45:53 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Steelfish

Tolerance of the perversity of homosexuality has permeated to the highest levels in this country. However it will eventually collapse due to the inherent rot and absurdity. Historically it always has happened. The backlash will be enormous and rock the country. It is a pity these students are ignorant of history and Catholic moral philosophy. They are intentionally twisting the Pope’s limited remarks to accommodate their own bias.Gay marriage is diametrically opposed to Catholic teaching and those who practice it should not pose as Catholic teachers. These affluent families should do the right thing and enroll their kids in public non Catholic schools. Eventually they will find that to be ignorant and delusional is no way to live.


16 posted on 12/22/2013 9:47:17 PM PST by allendale
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To: Steelfish

Sounds like the Bishop needs to take advantage of this ‘teachable moment’, to correct some of the sorry catechetics of the past 40 years.


17 posted on 12/22/2013 9:47:32 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Steelfish
Supporters of Mark Zmuda vowed to pull funds from Eastside Catholic High School

The line forms to the left for parents who want to send their kids there. They'll be more than happy to take their place.

18 posted on 12/22/2013 9:47:41 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Steelfish
please protesters...take your kids out of school and send them to public school...yep, that'll get your attention...

rules are rules...

personally, I'm tired of people who don't believe in the Catholic faith nor its rules pretending that they're Catholic.

19 posted on 12/22/2013 9:48:30 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Steelfish

This is local and very boring.He was allowed many things with his partner in the school.I think he sent a blatant to the school he was going to marry his tag along.School said no.


20 posted on 12/22/2013 9:50:29 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Steelfish
"Our own pope has a very different message for our Church: 'If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?' - Pope Francis."

The Pope wasn't talking about people who publicly defy Church teaching, but who are living with same-sex attraction. This person hasn't studied much of what Pope Francis did before becoming Pope. He actively fought against a homosexual marriage measure in Argentina, and was helped by some, who though homosexual themselves, didn't agree with the activists who were looking to destroy marriage.

21 posted on 12/22/2013 9:52:16 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Steelfish
"Not only is this type of homophobic behavior completely antiquated, it sets a horrible example for all students present and past of tolerance and acceptance,"

And as we have seen, these people are the most intolerant and unaccepting of deviation when they are in power. Just ask the Duck Dynasty guy.

22 posted on 12/22/2013 9:59:46 PM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare is a microcosm of his presidency, and the entire marxist fantasy.)
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To: Innovative

bump


23 posted on 12/22/2013 10:27:45 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Innovative

If the school gives in and 90% of the kids are withdrawn, would the school think that was a victory?


24 posted on 12/22/2013 10:28:32 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: allendale

25 posted on 12/22/2013 10:29:27 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SuziQ
The parents are just following RCINC doctrine: It's all about the Benjamins”. If the Kennedy family, Pelosi, Leahy, ad nauseum can make transgressions go away with healthy donations to the diocese, what is difference if misguided parents use their financial “clout” to affect application of doctrine in their children's school?
26 posted on 12/22/2013 10:29:42 PM PST by slapshot
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To: allendale
They are intentionally twisting the Pope’s limited remarks to accommodate their own bias.

This is why it is important for the pope to be circumspect in the words he uses. His careless language has set Catholic catechesis back 50 years. He clumsily gave license to the enemies of Christ.

27 posted on 12/22/2013 10:41:43 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Tempted to agree here. Dan Henninger (WSJ) was right on this, I think. He called Francis an “intern” pope—so far. Unlike John Paul and Benedict, this one has had no real media workouts. So I guess my only correction to your “careless” claim is the substitution of “thoughtless.” He’s a naif.


28 posted on 12/22/2013 11:01:00 PM PST by Mach9
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To: Innovative

They are flipping Good and Evil in the minds of children.

They are erasing Christian Ethics-—and it is all an agenda of the Postmodernists started in the 1800s. It picked up steam in the 70’s when the hippies (druggies/godless) took total control of all institutions that controlled everything of importance.

Actually the rebellion started with Adam and Eve, but this Man v. God picked up steam in the USA with John Dewey—the Father of Modern Education-—the Atheist was able to start brainwashing and destroying the minds of our children en mass in the 30s. Conditioning in the Pavlovian, Wundtian sense-—which really warps “thinking”-—using the minds of our children-—to drug and warp. ACORN thug-types were the results and hippies.

W.Chambers stated that Man was winning.....and he was talking about the Communist infiltration which he was a part of -—and knew how extensive it was in the 50s. How all perceptions were being controlled by marxists by the 1950s. Parents were happy campers about their little kids being programmed into Marxist ideology although they thought it was just a regular education. They had no clue since all newspapers and publishing companies and most of Hollywood were producing agitprop 24/7.


29 posted on 12/22/2013 11:02:00 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Jeff Chandler

It may not be an accident. In reading Fr. Oko’s report on Homoheresy-—there is an internal war inside the Vatican. It is the “homomafia” trying to destroy the Catholic Church from within.

The infiltration according to Bella Dodd was severe in the 30’s and 40’s and Vatican II was the takeover-— a set up to allow heresy and errors by the boatload-—which it did.

We shall see what side this Pope Francis is on....in the meantime—I shall eat my popcorn and wait for his purge of all the pseudo-bishops and pseudo-cardinals who infested the church to destroy her from within.


30 posted on 12/22/2013 11:09:16 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Steelfish

LOL
Good luck with getting this degenerate faggot his job back
Catholics would close the school if the state tried to intervene
Any parents who don’t like it can send their kids to a commie indoctrination government school
Faggots can take a long walk off a short pier


31 posted on 12/22/2013 11:24:13 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Steelfish

I once attended a Catholic School and as a Protestant I couldn’t take communion. Did I protest, no cause it was a Catholic school!


32 posted on 12/22/2013 11:39:43 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Steelfish
"Not only is this type of homophobic behavior completely antiquated, it sets a horrible example for all students present and past of tolerance and acceptance," Jessica Lesser from the class of 1994 wrote.

I'd be homophobic Catholic after seeing what the homo priests did to the Catholic kids.

33 posted on 12/22/2013 11:48:33 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Steelfish

“Jessica Lesser from the class of 1994 wrote. “Our own pope has a very different message for our Church: ‘If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?’ - Pope Francis.”


God tells us to seek Him with all our HEART, not our “good will”. We should pray for both of them. That they step out of darkness.


34 posted on 12/23/2013 12:07:13 AM PST by ourworldawry
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To: GeronL

A school with good academics will have no problem filling those seats... funny premise though.


35 posted on 12/23/2013 2:28:36 AM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Steelfish

So many confused people. People who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ ought to remember how much he suffered for our many sins. Their phony sympathy for an unrepentant sinner is ill-founded. Either they are with Jesus or they are against Him. False allegiance to the sinful actions of any person is not being a good Christian.

Sigh. So much ‘tolerance’, and so little genuine concern for his soul.


36 posted on 12/23/2013 2:46:10 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: rwilson99

Fire the fag and get on with hiring a replacement.
Be sure to check references before hiring.

Asking the candidate if they have ever heard of Phil Robertson may be a good question for the interview. Kind of fun to watch their expression and analyze their response.


37 posted on 12/23/2013 2:46:33 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Steelfish

Factual error in first sentence: the school is not in Seattle. Journalism is this country is a pathetic joke.


38 posted on 12/23/2013 3:46:18 AM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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“Gays” are not gay. The guy is a pervert.


39 posted on 12/23/2013 6:59:40 AM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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