Skip to comments.National LGBT Group Takes Issue with Ohio Archdiocese's 'Morals Clause' for Teachers
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."
Look, if our founding fathers had wanted people to be able to practice their religious faith, they would have mentioned it in the Constitution.
It is a private school, deal with it.
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.
Gays will not practice tolerance
Since when is morality up for a vote?
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.
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 ).
Correct. The Homosexual Activists chant, “Live and let live” while brow beating anyone who remotely disagrees with them.
So now they want to interfere in privately made contracts?? Jeez.
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...
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.
“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.
Honestly, every dang day they come up with something new.
I’m sick to death of these freaks running all over spreading their crap.
“spreading their crap.” Yea - literally!
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.
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.
One’s morality is reflected in their spirituality and the way they live every day in the church and wider community.
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.)
If the teachers don’t agree with it, they needn’t apply there. It’s that simple.
That would be a mature response. We are not dealing with mature people.
Practice tolerance? Hell the vast majority can't even practice monogamy! They are like cat's in heat, homosexual thy name is promiscuity!
Not just immature, by depraved as well.
*but depraved. :P
Yes,and if they wanted to protect an endless smorgasbord of mental illness and sexual perversion they would have mentioned that in the Constitution.
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?
Which is the plan.
It’s a Catholic school, and they can set their own policy. Tough toenails.