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National LGBT Group Takes Issue with Ohio Archdiocese's 'Morals Clause' for Teachers
Christian Post ^ | 03/20/2013 | Michael Gryboski

Posted on 03/20/2014 7:38:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

A national gay rights organization has taken issue with a Roman Catholic Archdiocese's recently implemented "morals clause" added to their private school teacher contracts.

"As support for LGBT equality continues to grow, particularly among Catholics, the Cincinnati Archdiocese is enacting draconian restrictions on Catholic school employees," Paul Guequierre of the Human Rights Campaign wrote in an entry on the group's website Tuesday that calls for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to reconsider its new rule. "HRC is calling on Diocese leaders to model Christian values and not discriminate against LGBT teachers or straight allies in their employment practices."

Guequierre argued that the new measure for Catholic school teachers in the Archdiocese is discriminatory and will remove employment protections for teachers.

"The new contract also prohibits membership in an LGBT equality organization, such as the Human Rights Campaign," stated Guequierre. "Creating a safe space for LGBT young people, by placing a friendly sticker on your door for example, could be grounds for dismissal."

Earlier this month, local media reported that the Archdiocese had expanded the so-called "morals clause" in the contracts for teachers at its parochial schools. Originally only a line or two long, the new clause lays out in greater detail the dis-qualifiers for employment with the Archdiocese, reported WLWT.com.

"Such conduct or lifestyle that is in contradiction to Catholic doctrine or morals includes, but is not limited to, improper use of social media/communication, public support of or publicly living together outside marriage, public support of or sexual activity out of wedlock, public support of or homosexual lifestyle, public support of or use of abortion, public support of or use of a surrogate mother, public support of or use of in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination, public membership in organizations whose mission and message are incompatible with Catholic doctrine or morals, and/or flagrant deceit or dishonesty," reads the clause.

Dan Andriacco, spokesman for the Archdiocese, told The Christian Post that the contract will take effect in the fall.

"Our experience has been that some teachers who violated the moral conduct clause in the past said they didn't understand that they were doing so," said Andriacco. "So we think that the examples will help the teachers. The new wording doesn't impose any new requirement or expectation on our teachers; it just makes the long-standing expectations more explicit."

When asked by CP about the allegation of being discriminatory, Andriacco said the new morals clause is not so.

"When you read the contract you will see that it doesn't keep anyone from teaching in our schools on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation," said Andriacco. "Our Catholic schools are a ministry of the Catholic Church. It shouldn't surprise anyone that we ask our teachers who serve in them not to contradict the teachings of the Church by their public actions or pronouncements."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: aclumia; catholic; churchandstate; gaystapotactics; homosexualagenda; lgbt; ohio; sodomitesandstate; waronchristianity; waronreligion

1 posted on 03/20/2014 7:38:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Look, if our founding fathers had wanted people to be able to practice their religious faith, they would have mentioned it in the Constitution.


2 posted on 03/20/2014 7:40:56 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: SeekAndFind

It is a private school, deal with it.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 7:41:02 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SeekAndFind

we have to stop’taking this absolute tyranny of the radical minorities. it will need to end. i no longer care how, but it must end.


4 posted on 03/20/2014 7:42:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Salvation

Ping.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 7:43:13 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Gays will not practice tolerance


6 posted on 03/20/2014 7:43:18 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Since when is morality up for a vote?


7 posted on 03/20/2014 7:45:20 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is)
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To: SeekAndFind

Such hypocrites. They attack the church because of abuse of children and when they try to protect children from people who defines themselves by there sexual orientation, they attack that.


8 posted on 03/20/2014 7:45:32 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Linda Frances

Gays will argue that they should not be confused with pedophiles... the latter has a “different” orientation ( not my argument, I’ve just heard it said many times ).


9 posted on 03/20/2014 7:47:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: GeronL

Correct. The Homosexual Activists chant, “Live and let live” while brow beating anyone who remotely disagrees with them.


10 posted on 03/20/2014 7:47:50 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SeekAndFind

So now they want to interfere in privately made contracts?? Jeez.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 7:54:46 PM PDT by rangerwife
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To: rangerwife

Oscar Wilde used to call gay relationships as “The Love that dares not speak its name”.

Now it has become the love that won’t shut the F up !!

I am officially suffering from gay fatigue...


12 posted on 03/20/2014 8:00:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: SeekAndFind
""Creating a safe space for LGBT young people, by placing a friendly sticker on your door for example,"

Which of course the friendly sticker means, "I support the practice of sodomy."

Here are some examples of their friendly sticker:

It is a sin, real simple.

13 posted on 03/20/2014 8:12:56 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: SeekAndFind

“HRC is calling on Diocese leaders to model Christian values and not discriminate against LGBT teachers”

We now apparently get the definition of ‘Christian values’ from the secular CPUSA front group, HRC.


14 posted on 03/20/2014 8:20:53 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Secret Agent Man

Honestly, every dang day they come up with something new.
I’m sick to death of these freaks running all over spreading their crap.


15 posted on 03/20/2014 8:24:20 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

“spreading their crap.” Yea - literally!


16 posted on 03/20/2014 8:26:26 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: Secret Agent Man

Homosexuality is a judgment on America.

This needs to be pointed out consistently - homosexuality will not bring judgement upon our country; homosexuality IS the judgement. Romans 1:26 starts with “For this reason” and continues “God gave them up to vile passions.” “..men with men committing what is shameful”; so this is a judgement upon our society.

It also continues and says that they give approval to others for more and more evil acts. We see this today with our legislatures accepting homosexual marriages and the teaching of it as acceptable in the schools.

Note also that Romans 1:32 points out that those who approve of such conduct are just as guilty as those who engage in it.


17 posted on 03/20/2014 8:29:23 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: SeekAndFind

Dear LGBT,

We are not here to make you happy, or give you a platform, with which to undo our work.

You can not teach the truth when you are making no effort to live the truth.


18 posted on 03/20/2014 8:46:13 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Morality>Spirituality>Community

One’s morality is reflected in their spirituality and the way they live every day in the church and wider community.


19 posted on 03/20/2014 8:49:46 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: GeronL

And we need to have the courage and strength to speak up about them. About how God created man AND woman to be mates.

All the way back to Genesis.

Are the homosexuals winning this game because people of good knowledge and heart are too timid to speak out in favor of God’s plan for marriage? (This encompasses all religions in my way of thinking, not just Christians.)


20 posted on 03/20/2014 8:52:40 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SeekAndFind

If the teachers don’t agree with it, they needn’t apply there. It’s that simple.


21 posted on 03/20/2014 9:10:26 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: Politicalkiddo

That would be a mature response. We are not dealing with mature people.


22 posted on 03/20/2014 10:23:55 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: GeronL
Gays will not practice tolerance

Practice tolerance? Hell the vast majority can't even practice monogamy! They are like cat's in heat, homosexual thy name is promiscuity!

23 posted on 03/20/2014 10:40:05 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1
Practice tolerance? Hell the vast majority can't even practice monogamy! They are like cat's in heat, homosexual thy name is promiscuity!

Exactly. It is nothing but a hedonistic value system. The next experience is always more extreme than the last, until life itself is the choice.

The continuing battle between the Hebraic and Hellenistic systems breaks through to the surface again. It is really simple as the Life versus Death choice.

Here we are again. What is old is new again in all of it's ugliness.

What is so hard to understand about Deuteronomy 30:19?
24 posted on 03/20/2014 10:49:02 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Not just immature, by depraved as well.


25 posted on 03/20/2014 11:05:36 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: Politicalkiddo

*but depraved. :P


26 posted on 03/20/2014 11:06:01 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yes,and if they wanted to protect an endless smorgasbord of mental illness and sexual perversion they would have mentioned that in the Constitution.


27 posted on 03/21/2014 3:56:53 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If the queers don’t like it, they can take a hike. My gosh, don’t they ever follow their own “separation of church and state” canard?


28 posted on 03/21/2014 8:16:07 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I am officially suffering from gay fatigue...

Which is the plan.

29 posted on 03/21/2014 8:22:55 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a Catholic school, and they can set their own policy. Tough toenails.


30 posted on 03/22/2014 5:10:15 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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