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Eastside Catholic president resigns [Seattle Area]
The Seattle Times ^ | 1/21/2014 | Lornet Turnbull

Posted on 01/21/2014 5:19:40 PM PST by steve86

The president of Eastside Catholic School has resigned amid the fallout from her decision to dismiss the school’s vice principal for marrying his gay partner.

In December, Sister Mary Tracy terminated Vice Principal Mark Zmuda, who also served as the swim coach, saying his marriage to a man violated teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, which he’d agreed to uphold when he began working at the school.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: catholicism; homosexualagenda
Buckled and caved to protesting students.

After all, aren't Catholic faith, morals, and practices determined by democratic vote of the student body?

Disgusting.

(Most) "Catholic" schools: a bad joke.

1 posted on 01/21/2014 5:19:40 PM PST by steve86
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To: NYer; Salvation; Tax-chick
Progressive mandatory-tolerance of deviance in catholic school.
2 posted on 01/21/2014 5:22:47 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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“Her dismissal of Zmuda triggered a protest by Eastside students, which spread to another local Catholic school, led to rallies in front of the Seattle Archdiocese’s offices”

Where is the Diocese? Teach these students.


3 posted on 01/21/2014 5:22:52 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: steve86

Coward!

If the students wanted to worship satan would you give in on that as well?


4 posted on 01/21/2014 5:29:42 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: narses

Ping


5 posted on 01/21/2014 5:30:41 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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she shouldn’t have quit.

what’s the point of being christian if you don’t stick it out when it gets personally difficult? would have been a major teaching moment(s).


6 posted on 01/21/2014 5:35:32 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Looks like Mark and the swim coach cannot read... hit the road dudes...


7 posted on 01/21/2014 5:38:17 PM PST by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: steve86

She did the right thing. No reason to resign.


8 posted on 01/21/2014 5:42:27 PM PST by rawhide
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They failed to catechize their students in a faithful, loving, and reasonable way.


9 posted on 01/21/2014 5:48:32 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: steve86

A Catholic school in Seattle is allowing a lesbian drama coach to keep her part-time job after taking international flak for successfully demanding the resignation of its vice principal after he violated his hiring contract by entering into “marriage” with another man.

The move puts officials at Eastside Catholic School’s (ECS) at odds with the Archdiocese of Seattle, which oversaw the removal of gay vice-principal Mark Zmuda in December.

Zmuda, an administrator and swim coach, was popular among students. His December 20 resignation provoked a mass demonstration among students who demanded he be reinstated, as LifeSiteNews.com reported earlier this week.

The day after Zmuda submitted his resignation, drama coach Stephanie Merrow publicly announced she was lesbian and engaged to “marry” her partner. Merrow said she made her lesbian engagement public to support the student protests.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-high-school-keeps-lesbian-drama-coach-about-to-marry-after-dismiss


10 posted on 01/21/2014 5:52:31 PM PST by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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Looks like these kids need a big dose of Sunday School.


11 posted on 01/21/2014 6:00:36 PM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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I just read your post. Where are the parents?

So go the churches. . .so go the families . . .so go schools. . so goes the the nation and we are heading in the wrong direction at record speed!!!!!!!


12 posted on 01/21/2014 6:03:13 PM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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As you know this is a BIG story in Seattle.

Strangely, when they interviewed the principal, they did the segment in...an Episcopalian church.

Even more strange, the principal refused to condemn the Catholic church and its teachings.

And the anchor kept prodding him to do so.

It ALMOST made me respect the guy.

But happy ending is, that the guy will be most welcome in the Episcopalian church.

Episcopalians frown highly on... people not "liking" gay marriage.

THAT is the unpardonable sin.

13 posted on 01/21/2014 6:11:53 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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Where the hell is Archbishop Sartain on this?


14 posted on 01/21/2014 6:16:06 PM PST by golf lover (goingf)
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To: Maudeen
Like most Private Catholic schools it is a not a requirement to be Catholic to attend. Because this is in liberal Seattle I would bet a lot of the kids come from wealthy Protestant parents and probably a few parents who are not Christian but can afford to keep their kids out of a public school.
15 posted on 01/21/2014 6:25:02 PM PST by martinidon
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Episcopalians frown highly on... people not “liking” gay marriage.

THAT is the unpardonable sin.

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Matthew 12:31 Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.

Paul wrote, “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14).


16 posted on 01/21/2014 6:29:44 PM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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So, in a Catholic school, the one who follows Catholic doctrine gets the boot, while the one who defies Catholic doctrine stays. Makes perfect sense /s


17 posted on 01/21/2014 6:43:40 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: steve86

Seattle is full of these people.


18 posted on 01/21/2014 7:04:47 PM PST by Parmy
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I(baptist) would say she shouldn't have quit. But then I read this...

"In a videotaped interview, Zmuda said Tracy offered him the option of divorcing his partner of five months and having a commitment ceremony instead. Tracy later said she had been looking for ways to keep him."

Better she quit. She was already waivering.

19 posted on 01/21/2014 7:23:11 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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20 posted on 01/21/2014 7:39:18 PM PST by narses (... unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.)
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its not a catholic kind of place.


21 posted on 01/21/2014 10:34:12 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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Weird place, Seattle.


22 posted on 01/22/2014 2:47:13 AM PST by Tax-chick (What did you think would happen?)
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