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2nd Employee at Catholic School Plans Same-Sex Marriage; School CEO Says She is Welcome to Stay
Catholic Culture ^ | 1/8/14

Posted on 01/08/2014 5:53:31 AM PST by marshmallow

A part-time employee of a Seattle-area Catholic school has announced that she is planning a same-sex wedding in August – and the school’s president and CEO says that she is “welcome” to stay, according to a local media report.

In December, Mark Zmuda, the vice principal at Eastside Catholic School, was dismissed after his summer same-sex wedding became a matter of public knowledge. A local newspaper reported that the dismissal followed a conversation between Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and the school’s president and CEO, Sister Mary Tracy. The vice principal’s dismissal led 400 of the school’s students to protest.

On January 7, Stephanie Merrow, a part-time drama coach at the school, announced that she will wed another woman in the summer and said that she feared for her job.

““I’m doing this to support the kids, and what the kids are trying to do is get to the Pope and change the Church,” said Merrow, according to a KING-TV report.

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Are there any heterosexuals at that school?
1 posted on 01/08/2014 5:53:31 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Permitting an openly homosexual educator in a Catholic school is akin to Adam and Eve allowing their children to be brought up by a serpent. I don’t care what the Pope’s position is on homosexuals, the fact is these people are living in sin, and until they renounce their anti-Christian ways and seek forgiveness from God, they have no business educating children who are attempting to learn in the same vein as Catholics before them.

This is a disgusting spectacle.


2 posted on 01/08/2014 5:58:21 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: marshmallow

Wonder how long the administration will last there. I’m not Catholic, however, I’d think that their tenets probably don’t say “Support our faith, except for the parts you happen to personally disagree with.”.


3 posted on 01/08/2014 5:59:29 AM PST by wbill
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To: marshmallow

““I’m doing this to support the kids, and what the kids are trying to do is get to the Pope and change the Church,” said Merrow, according to a KING-TV report.”

Gee, no agenda there.


4 posted on 01/08/2014 6:03:32 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: marshmallow
Stephanie Merrow, a part-time drama coach...
It seems most gays are involved in "drama" in one way or another.
5 posted on 01/08/2014 6:04:00 AM PST by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: marshmallow

“I’m doing this to support the kids, and what the kids are trying to do is get to the Pope and change the Church,”

Because after all, high school kids are smarter and better and know what’s best and true to a religion that existed for 2 millenia prior to their ever being born./sarc


6 posted on 01/08/2014 6:04:01 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: marshmallow
I’m doing this to support the kids, and what the kids are trying to do is get to the Pope and change the Church.
The KIDs want to change the Church? Fire her queer @ss, now.
7 posted on 01/08/2014 6:05:31 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: marshmallow
Eastside Catholic School
President and Head of School - Sister Mary E. Tracy
Phone: 425-295-3040
EMAIL: mtracy@eastsidecatholic.org

Principal - Polly Skinner Phone: 425-295-3036
EMAIL: pskinner@eastsidecatholic.org
8 posted on 01/08/2014 6:10:57 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: marshmallow
As far as I am concerned this is not a “Catholic” school. At my granddaughter's school the faculty and staff are held to uphold Catholic doctrine. The policy is in writing at the school. They must be practicing Catholics and if they screw up they will be dismissed. Of course my school is in the Deep South where we still have values.
9 posted on 01/08/2014 6:14:09 AM PST by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: oh8eleven

Exactly. Kids who haven’t lived their lives yet and become adults who gained gifts of maturity and discernment are the LAST folks one should be listening to on changes in any church or school. When I was a kid, I would have loved it if the teachers were required to give us all As, no homework and unlimited ice cream but that is not reality.


10 posted on 01/08/2014 6:15:03 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: marshmallow

The nun is welcome to resign or the Archbishop must do his duty which could include closing the school if it fosters heresy. If Catholic educational institutions do not adhere and promote Catholic teaching, they have no basis to exist.


11 posted on 01/08/2014 6:16:19 AM PST by allendale
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To: allendale

Exactly. If the folks in these schools want pagan secularism, then why don’t they go to public schools were they get all the pagan secularism they want and for free?


12 posted on 01/08/2014 6:20:21 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: marshmallow

I heard this discussed a bit on the radio last night on my way home. Me thinks she wants her “15 minutes of fame”, after she saw/heard what the ex-Vice Principal rec’d. She mentioned on the radio that she was coming to school wearing “the big rock” her partner gave her.

From what I’ve heard, there is some discussion wrt whether she is actually an employee of the school or a contractor. She’s doing choreography for an upcoming school play, Guys and Dolls. Apparently, this is the 2nd play she’s done with the school. An update on the radio last night - she said she had to go through background checks, sign an agreement (don’t recall if she said NDA or employment agreement), etc. and felt she was a school employee.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Not sure if she signed an employment agreement with the school itself or not. And, if she did, if it included the same language as the conract the VP and others signed that included a clause that they had to comply with Catholic Church doctrine.

IMHO the easiest way to solve this IF she is a contractor or hired on a one-off basis for plays is let her finish the current play, then don’t hire her again after she gets married in August.


13 posted on 01/08/2014 6:24:31 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: headstamp 2

The “kids” are not paying the tuition…If catholic schools become no different then the public schools, they will cease to exist.

Quite narcissistic of this teacher to think that her little ceremony could change 2000+ years of church teachings…but then again I think most lesbians and sodomites are narcissists.


14 posted on 01/08/2014 6:29:53 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: marshmallow

Weird how you never hear any stories about gay employees at mosques or madrassas getting married to same sex partners.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 6:31:24 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: marshmallow

My guess is gays are infiltrating these organizations with the intent of causing mayhem.


16 posted on 01/08/2014 6:31:59 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: marshmallow

Nothing like presenting a consistent message to your student body.


17 posted on 01/08/2014 6:32:28 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: marshmallow

CHRIST will stand against your people and GOD will not be changed by pop culture.


18 posted on 01/08/2014 6:36:11 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Narcissism and homosexuality by very definition go together.


19 posted on 01/08/2014 6:49:04 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Texas Eagle

Exactly.


20 posted on 01/08/2014 6:49:25 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Scripture says that wives are to submit to their husbands just as the Church submits to Christ. The capital-c Church (the invisible, true church) submits to Christ, but there’s a lot of lower-case-c “church” (the visible church, which includes those who may or may not be Christian) that doesn’t even grasp the CONCEPT of submitting to Christ. They apparently think God squishes around according to what the latest polls say.

I remember somebody saying that Abraham Lincoln, when asked whether God was on his side, said the better and more important question for him is whether he is on God’s side.

Corrupt religion is one of the beasts of Revelation, working with corrupt government - both in service to the dragon who is Satan.


21 posted on 01/08/2014 6:57:59 AM PST by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: Fido969
"My guess is gays are infiltrating these organizations with the intent of causing mayhem."

It worked with the priesthood leading up to V II.

After that point enough of the "Protestant in all but name" priests realized just how many of their ranks had been promoted to Bishop when such Bishops began to work openly rather than quietly toward compromising the Truth, that priests who had been intent on "recreating" the Church left in droves knowing that the recreation would go on with or without their personal dedication to the task.

As the priests who felt their mission was accomplished left, priests who want didn't go along to get along ended up under the authority of the infiltrators who had been elevated. So, a significant number of priests who weren't part of the group trying to build a separate American Church left as well rather than face who knew how long being penalized for sticking to their guns.

Any school that gives in to the queer agenda will always have at least one or two queers infiltrating the ranks so as to be sure the school will end up in court if they ever try put the rules back in place. Precedent will have been set and short of an amazing, no, a miraculous, change in the American legal system rules against perversion will never be reestablished anywhere they're once ignored.

22 posted on 01/08/2014 7:04:58 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: marshmallow

A think the parents need to circulate a petition to have that employee also leave and not influence their children.

What hypocrisy!


23 posted on 01/08/2014 7:29:21 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: oh8eleven

Great!! Let’s freep them. Fax them. Etc.


24 posted on 01/08/2014 7:30:35 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: allendale

Contact Archbishop Sartain:

Archdiocese of Seattle
710 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
seattlearchdiocese.org/. . . Archbishop J. Peter Sartain
Archbishop of Seattle

Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo MSpS
Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle

Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett
Archbishop Emeritus of Seattle

Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen
Archbishop Emeritus of Seattle


25 posted on 01/08/2014 7:36:51 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow

If the nun is allowed to stay, that tells us everything we need to know about your religion on this issue...


26 posted on 01/08/2014 8:00:06 AM PST by Iscool
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To: rarestia

Time for Archbishop Sartain to show her what being a Catholic (if she is Catholic) is all about. The archbishop is a by-the-book Catholic. This teacher needs to start cleaning out her desk. If she signed a contract with the school that said he would abide by their standards she is history.


27 posted on 01/08/2014 8:41:55 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("Rather than love, than money, than fame, then give truth" ~ Henry David Thoreau)
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To: NKP_Vet

More importantly, in my mind, is to ask the question: are Catholic schools required to hire Catholic teachers? If not, what’s to stop an atheist from preaching anti-Christianity to Catholic students?


28 posted on 01/08/2014 8:49:02 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Iscool

This nun is certainly not like the nuns that taught me in Catholic grade school and high school. They were strict and followed Catholic doctrine admirably. Sister Caroline did not put up with any crap; neither did Sister Renae and Sister Victoria.


29 posted on 01/08/2014 8:58:22 AM PST by lesko
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To: lesko

“According to a student, Sister Tracy said that “I look forward to the day where no individual loses their job because they married a person of the same sex”.

If the above statement is true, this leftist Obama-supporting nun is not fit to be around children, much less be president of a Catholic school. Sartin needs to help her pack her bags.


30 posted on 01/08/2014 9:14:30 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("Rather than love, than money, than fame, then give truth" ~ Henry David Thoreau)
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To: wbill
“Support our faith, except for the parts you happen to personally disagree with.”

Almost every Catholic I've ever known simply disregarded whatever parts of Catholicism they disagreed with. They're called "cafeteria Catholics."

31 posted on 01/08/2014 9:26:34 AM PST by Nea Wood
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To: Nea Wood
Things have sure changed. Dem Hunkies and Wops I grew up around were very conscientious and their kids whined about it constantly because they felt like they were missing out on what kids in public school were up to.

I guess the whiners (aka Baby Boomers) are the folks you've known, all grown up and doing their own thing ever since getting laid in return for burning their draft cards.

32 posted on 01/08/2014 12:25:04 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Fido969

with the intent of corrupting the institution and the kids


33 posted on 01/08/2014 12:28:56 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: marshmallow

All gay all the time.


34 posted on 01/08/2014 12:50:13 PM PST by Organic Panic
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