Skip to comments.Columbus Diocese Takes Heat for Firing Lesbian Teacher
Posted on 04/26/2013 2:33:53 PM PDT by marshmallow
The lawyer for the fired gym teacher has filed an anti-discrimination complaint with the citys Community Relations Commission and might also file a lawsuit.
COLUMBUS, Ohio Bishop Frederick Campbell and other school officials in the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, could face criminal charges under the city of Columbus anti-discrimination laws for upholding the Churchs moral teachings on sexuality by firing a lesbian gym teacher.
The diocese has come under fire for terminating the contract of Carla Hale, 57, a physical education teacher employed for 19 years at Bishop Watterson High School, after learning of Hales spousal relationship with another woman. The diocese fired Hale after an unnamed Bishop Watterson parent forwarded to diocesan officials a local obituary for Hales mother Jeanne Roe, which listed Hales lesbian companion, Julie, as one of her survivors.
At a news conference Wednesday morning, Hales attorney, Thomas Tootle, told reporters that he would be filing a complaint with Columbus Community Relations Commission, arguing the diocese violated the citys anti-discrimination law by firing Hale over her sexual orientation.
Tootle told the Register that he wants Hale reinstated at her job and might also file a lawsuit.
There are many things that the Catholic Church considers immoral, but why is this treated any differently than adultery, divorce or birth control? Tootle said. Although he declined to provide evidence of the diocese applying a double standard, he said, It does seem to be a situation where the Church picks and chooses like they are at the buffet.
Columbus anti-discrimination ordinance criminalizes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and has no exemptions for religious employers. Violators face prosecution for a first-degree misdemeanor, a criminal charge that carries up to six months jail time and a $1,000 fine.
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Weaselly lawyer. Perverted teacher. Cruddy city.
“why is this treated any differently than adultery, divorce or birth control?”
How about we have male PE teachers for the girls and female PE teachers for the boys?
But on the downside, they’d have to get rid of all girls’ gym classes if they did.
Be thankful you don’t live in central Ohio.This story has been running for days on the 6am,noon,5pm,6pm and 11pm news.Sick of hearing about these sick people!! God help us!!
I hope people are starting to wake up a little bit about how we must be *tolerant* to people who will cook us over the coals if they could.
Let us pray for the Diocese of Columbus. They are in the libturd gunsight.
Even Degenerate jumped when she saw that thing.
Just an average deviant having fun. ;-)
I read about this the other day. Was amazed at the nuts supporting this teacher on Facebook. Maybe I should have known.
The low tier, commie lib, public servants are really touchy about their homosexual/sexual deviants voter base aren’t they?
Cities can and do pass whatever unconstitutional crap they want, but that doesn’t mean it can hold up to state or federal law. Relatively speaking, this should be a walk in the park for the church’s lawyers.