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Catholic Church Forces Woman to Leave Job After Gay Marriage is Revealed
The Kansas City Star ^ | 5/14/14 | Mary Sanchez

Posted on 05/17/2014 7:26:26 PM PDT by marshmallow

Colleen Simon insisted on performing her job this week out of devotion.

On Wednesday, she managed a delivery of 2,000 pounds of food for the pantry at St. Francis Xavier Church. It’s work she sees as fulfilling God’s will, his call to serve.

She couldn’t let the food spoil.

But apparently, that is not the way the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph sees her role. Not anymore. Not after it was publicized that Simon is gay and married to another woman.

Simon’s job unraveled in a horrible confluence of unintended consequences that ran into the Catholic faith’s hypocritical stand on homosexuality.

Simon’s work as coordinator of social ministries was profiled April 30 in The Star’s 816 newsmagazine. The article highlighted Troost Avenue — its history and the many interesting people dedicated to its vibrancy today.

Colleen Simon and her wife, the Rev. Donna Simon of St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church, were mentioned deep in the story, along with the fact that they are a married couple.

The freelance writer didn’t intend to out the couple. They bear no grudge to her, nor to the priest currently serving St. Francis. The Simons have never hidden their marriage (in Iowa on May 19, 2012).

(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
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Those mean, mean Catholics.......again.........
1 posted on 05/17/2014 7:26:26 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Tough noogies for her.


2 posted on 05/17/2014 7:29:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: marshmallow
... the Catholic faith’s hypocritical stand on homosexuality ...

No bias there - just the facts, yessiree!

3 posted on 05/17/2014 7:30:53 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: marshmallow; dcwusmc; Jed Eckert; Recovering Ex-hippie; KingOfVagabonds; Berlin_Freeper; ...

“Simon’s job unraveled in a horrible confluence of unintended consequences that ran into the Catholic faith’s hypocritical stand on homosexuality.”

Sad.


4 posted on 05/17/2014 7:32:08 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: marshmallow; dcwusmc; Jed Eckert; Recovering Ex-hippie; KingOfVagabonds; Berlin_Freeper; ...

“Simon’s job unraveled in a horrible confluence of unintended consequences that ran into the Catholic faith’s hypocritical stand on homosexuality.”

Sad.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 7:32:09 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: marshmallow

**Catholic Church Forces Woman to Leave Job After Gay Marriage is Revealed **

Good!


6 posted on 05/17/2014 7:32:46 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow

Full disclosure: It’s an ELCA Lutheran church, meaning Situation Ethics/social justice heterodoxy. LCMS and WELS Lutherans don’t have women pastors, much less lesbian pastors.


7 posted on 05/17/2014 7:33:23 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: marshmallow

If I understand the article, they kept her on even though she left the Church and became a Lutheran.

What the article doesn’t make clear is whether this is a fully salaried job. Where does the parish get the money to pay for such a position? Usually, the ladies of the parish run food pantries as a matter of charity.

The whole thing is bizarre.


8 posted on 05/17/2014 7:34:20 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: marshmallow
Ok, now that those bigoted Catholics have insisted on following Scripture and Church moral teachings, she can march right down the street to her "wife's" Lutheran Church and take up her ministry with them.

Bye

9 posted on 05/17/2014 7:35:56 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: marshmallow

“St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church”

ELCA, of course, lest someone confuses it with a member of a Christian denomination.


10 posted on 05/17/2014 7:36:30 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Ken522

I’m presuming Mary Sanchez is still Catholic, at least I think I remember her stating that she was in the past!


11 posted on 05/17/2014 7:37:04 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: marshmallow
We have to drive home the point that it is the Most High God Himself who regards homosexual behavior as an abomination. While any Godly man finds all things homosexual disgusting and perverted, he is only that way because the Holy Ghost dwells inside of him.

The secular left’s argument is with God and God alone. The Church is following God. The Church is not making up doctrine as they go along, as some imply.

12 posted on 05/17/2014 7:40:05 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: narses

Dear Mary: People can be hypocrites. A faith is not a person, and therefore can’t be.

And once more, I’m shocked, shocked, at the notion that a church organization expects its clergy and lay ministers to live under its discipline.


13 posted on 05/17/2014 7:51:36 PM PDT by RichInOC (...your newest purveyor of wit, laughter and the Popish creed.)
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To: marshmallow

What an awful article, written not to garner sympathy for this woman, she is nothing more than a means to an end for the author. The writer had an agenda and she was a useful pawn in furthering that agenda.

The author says that God created homosexuality, which is false, but that is the narrative they are using now as a way to cow Christians into accepting what the Bible clearly condemns.

If the world hates you, know that it has hated me first. John 15:18


14 posted on 05/17/2014 7:54:39 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: marshmallow

Viva Cristo Rey!


15 posted on 05/17/2014 7:54:49 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: marshmallow

So mean and hurtful and, of course, judgmental.


16 posted on 05/17/2014 8:04:10 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: marshmallow
Catholic Church forces woman to leave job after gay marriage is reveale

Woman forces Catholic Church to remove her from a job for her sexual queer immoral life choice.

17 posted on 05/17/2014 8:04:51 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: the_daug

Isa_5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!


18 posted on 05/17/2014 8:07:28 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: marshmallow

You mean a Roman Catholic church demands their employees adhere to Roman Catholic doctrine?

Wow.


19 posted on 05/17/2014 8:23:52 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Cicero
Usually, the ladies of the parish run food pantries as a matter of charity.

At ours it is men and women and none of them gets any pay.

20 posted on 05/17/2014 8:33:26 PM PDT by verga (When protestants post scripture I am reminded that even the devil can quote scripture.)
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To: Robwin
More than likely her "wife's" Lutheran Church lacks the funds, much less the organizational ability, to put together even the most basic of a food pantry.

Former ELCA colleagues tell me that even though congregations have merged to survive, the pews get more empty every week.

Which makes sense when you think about it. Why does your typical libtard even require the cloak of a fake church anymore now that their official State Church is in charge of so much of the government?

21 posted on 05/17/2014 8:36:00 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: marshmallow

People need to wise up and describing same sex marriage as the embodied sexism that it is.

Same sex relationships are dominant.

It’s not exotic. It’s not interesting. It’s normative and typical.

The Taliban prefer same sex relationships.


22 posted on 05/17/2014 8:45:32 PM PDT by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent / Cruz 2016)
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To: marshmallow
Catholic faith’s hypocritical stand
I think the reporter has a poor understanding of the teachings of the Bible by asking 'why did God create homosexuals'? and then taking affront and calling the Bible hypocritical. My short answer to the reporter is, God didn't create homosexuals any more than He creates rapists or murderers. God gave man Free Will to choose behavior. Path A or Path B. God named marriage as a sacred bond between a man and a woman, a process that makes those two souls complete. Made it pretty clear a few times. God also made it pretty clear that Satan had permission to tempt us along the path of life. Part of the contract, don't ask me why. So God knows there's going to be temptations, be it homosexual acts or promiscuity, and those urges are Satan's way of saying, hey there. But those who understand Free Will know it's a test of faith and that acting on those urges is the sin. Some may say God created people born to be homosexual. I say maybe God created people born to be celebate. God expects those seeking Salvation to do what is asked of us, much as Jesus resisted Satan in the desert. There is no hypocrisy in Free Will at all.
23 posted on 05/17/2014 8:50:48 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: marshmallow
Simon’s job unraveled in a horrible confluence of unintended consequences that ran into the Catholic faith’s hypocritical stand on homosexuality.

The hypocrite was Simon for lying and not the Catholic Church for abiding by their own principles. Let that paper discover that this writer is a secret racist and what are the chances she'll be let go from the Kansas City Star?

24 posted on 05/18/2014 3:37:38 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: marshmallow

The anti-Catholic bias in that article is palpable even to me, an Evangelical!

That is not journalism.

That is what we call a SCREED!


25 posted on 05/18/2014 4:45:21 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: verga

She and her girlfriend probably wanted the publicity.


26 posted on 05/18/2014 5:10:10 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Vigilanteman

Down here they get the food from Second Harvest (the distribution center is ~20 miles away), and the churches distribute it. So far as I know, the churches depend on volunteers to drive down and get it (I usually have to work but I did drive down there once myself on a day off and was not paid), and other volunteers to distribute it.


27 posted on 05/18/2014 5:52:58 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: blueplum

Best post of the day.


28 posted on 05/18/2014 6:02:58 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: blueplum

Best post of the day.


29 posted on 05/18/2014 6:04:12 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: left that other site; Ken522; narses
This is on the opinion page. It's not a news story, it's an op-ed.

Having said that, the Catholic Church is going to be in an increasingly difficult position as time goes on.

30 posted on 05/18/2014 6:50:22 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When the heart is pure, it can't help loving, because it has found the source of love, which is God.)
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To: blueplum

Well said. One of the clearest explanations there could possibly be.


31 posted on 05/18/2014 7:07:34 AM PDT by verga (When protestants post scripture I am reminded that even the devil can quote scripture.)
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To: blueplum

Well said. One of the clearest explanations there could possibly be.


32 posted on 05/18/2014 7:07:34 AM PDT by verga (When protestants post scripture I am reminded that even the devil can quote scripture.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Having said that, the Catholic Church is going to be in an increasingly difficult position as time goes on.

When was the last time we weren't in a difficult position. We have been dealing with heresy, apostasy, schism, and scandal for 2000 years.

33 posted on 05/18/2014 7:10:08 AM PDT by verga (When protestants post scripture I am reminded that even the devil can quote scripture.)
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To: blueplum

Tell the reporter that I’ve decided to “come out” as black. I’ve been considered a white, Anglo-Saxon protestant up until now, but this week I’m coming out. Little did they know what I really am. It’s been sheer agony to hide it.

But, I’m coming out as black this week.


34 posted on 05/18/2014 2:13:01 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: marshmallow
Simon’s job unraveled in a horrible confluence of unintended consequences that ran into the Catholic faith’s hypocritical stand on homosexuality.

What's hypocritical about it? If the woman is in a position that she is REPRESENTING the Diocese, the Church is within her rights to demand that her public life comport with Catholic teachings.

It's wonderful that this woman wants to help the poor, and she can continue to do so, but just not as a representative of the Church.

35 posted on 05/20/2014 4:15:01 PM PDT by SuziQ
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