Skip to comments.Woman in same-sex marriage sues Missouri diocese following dismissal from parish position
Posted on 07/21/2014 5:40:13 PM PDT by markomalley
A Missouri woman who is civilly married to a female Lutheran minister has sued Bishop Robert Finn and the Diocese of Kansas City St. Joseph after she was dismissed from her position as her parishs coordinator of social ministry.
Colleen Simon said that she told both the current and former pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church, a Jesuit parish in Kansas City, that she was part of a same-sex marriage, and neither objected. After her relationship was discussed in a local newsmagazine, she was dismissed, the Kansas City Star reported.
Simon, whose same-sex marriage ceremony took place in Iowa, is a convert from Catholicism to Lutheranism.
As needed, we will defend our constitutional freedom to practice our faith and uphold the integrity of our mission and public witness, the diocese said in a statement.
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It’s not about being allowed to live their lives differently. It’s about forcing you and I to PARTICIPATE in their perversion of marriage.
Sexual perversion leading to church perversion through rebellion. Expect a divine smackdown on the tracks ahead.
Paul warned us against this in Romans 1
The Church will win. She should never have taken a job at a Catholic School.
The EO applies to federal contractors
Executive orders are just wish lists. Not law.
In for a penny, in for a pound.
Of course they're suing, female clergy are a tacit admission those particular "Lutherans" don't believe there's any theologically based difference between men and women.
The Diocese of Kansas City St Joseph has had $552,069 in prime contract awards and $1,044,700 in subcontract awards since 2012.
Source: USA Spending.
They are federal contractors.
I don't believe in coincidences.
Yep. A lot of religious groups were tricked into supporting these “migrant children” months and years ago.
Actually, they become a contractor if they provide a chaplain for a military post, a prison, or even a VA hospital. Not saying that is the only thing they do, but it can start as innocuously as that.
If she is telling the truth and her pastor had no problem with her being a lesbo, the diocese may be in trouble.
Don’t let the door hit you in the tuchus, honey.