Skip to comments.Activist Vows Eastside Catholic Gay Marriage Protests Will Ultimately Change Church
Posted on 12/30/2013 6:14:50 PM PST by marshmallow
Eastside Catholic High School Students and alumni are vowing to keep up their protests over the departure of a popular vice principal forced out because of his gay marriage. And a long-time Seattle gay rights activist predicts their effort will ultimately lead the Catholic Church to change its stand.
"The youth is that spark that can change this because they are literally the future membership of the Church," says Shaun Knittel, the founder of Social Outreach Seattle.
Hundreds of students staged a sit-in and walkout last Thursday after learning Mark Zmuda, 38, was leaving the school because administrators had learned he had married his long-time partner the previous summer in violation of Church doctrine. The protest spread to other area schools and became an international cause on social media.
The school has repeatedly said in a statement Zmuda resigned. But he says in a video released this week he was fired.
While the school and Archdiocese of Seattle have remained mostly silent, Knittel says gay rights groups are working with students on a series of protests and other activities in the new year they hope will spread nationwide.
"They need to be contacting the other Catholic high schools in other states and get the information out there and say this is what they are doing and if you agree let's start some rallies there."
Knittel says the Eastside Catholic effort is so resonant, and has the best chance of making a lasting impact, because of the way students have embraced it as an issue of fundamental fairness.
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Read the link above: Here's the headline:
Pope Francis: Abortion cries out in vengeance to God; Church will never change teaching
If the Church changed its stance, they would be following the Anglican path to oblivion.
Not a Catholic but they’re playing with fire here.
Yes, lets have more homosexual men around our kids. Brilliant!
These kids minds have been polluted by the social justice (c)atholic types. They should fire the entire administration and bring in new teachers to fix what is an obvious problem.
“Knittel is a long-time activist who has championed gay rights for years. “
Knowing this the administration allowed him to continue teaching???? No wonder these Catholic kids are so screwed up in the head.
The Catholic Church can not change its position on dogma. The Catholic Church is not an Earthly organization it is an extension of heaven on earth. It is guided by the Holy Spirit through the Magistarium. That is why people despise the Catholic Church. Individual priest and bishops can get it wrong but they are just wrong. When in doubt follow Rome that is the only place in Catholic Church history that has not fallen into schism.
If the Church “changes” for the homosexuals then it is no longer a Church but a den of perversion.
I know, how about the students trying to learn something from the curriculum instead of wasting time with this BS.
Skippy, the VP’s name is Mark Zmuda. READ THE ARTICLE. It’s not difficult, is it?
I’m afraid I’ll have to agree with him (Exhibit A: Pope “Who Am I To Judge” Francis.)
“If you don’t want to obey Catholic doctrine, don’t go to or teach at a Catholic school.”
Agreed. I worked at a religious university where several faculty members were terminated for opposing Church doctrine. The president of the university had a policy that faculty members could believe and say what they wished but they could not continue to collect a paycheck from the organization they were attacking.
Ooops, my bad. No need to be rude.
Actually, Rome itself has been in schism with the true Catholic Church since the early-mid 60s. The true and enduring Catholic Church exists in independent elements faithful to tradition, as well as the occasional faithful adherent internally.
the Catholic Church CANNOT change its teachings based on a few percent of the followers, in fact can’t with 100% disapproval....right is right and the dissidents are within their rights to voice their opinion, but the church will not change ANYTHING based on that. That’s probably the way the Protestant revolution took place....a bunch of people disagreed with the truth and left the true church to start their own....good luck with that!!