Skip to comments.Alumni, Parents Fight to Get Gay Administrator's Catholic School Job Back
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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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!)
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?
There's no such thing as homophobia, only homo-disgustia.
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.
Who am I to judge....but I don't want you near my kids.
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...
Notice they never mention how many actual students are protesting
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.
Sounds like the Catholic Church there is fail too
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 Churchs opposition of gay marriage.”
See their petition here:
Just wait — redacting the Bible will be next!!!
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.
The molestations wouldn’t bother them a bit if they did not consider the church anti-gay. It is always politics.
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.
“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.
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.
Sounds like the Bishop needs to take advantage of this ‘teachable moment’, to correct some of the sorry catechetics of the past 40 years.
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.
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.
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.