Skip to comments.Edmonton Man Says Catholic Archdiocese Fired Him After Investigation into Same-Sex Relationship
Posted on 02/13/2018 6:41:35 PM PST by marshmallow
A former pastoral associate with the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton says he was fired from his job because he would not say whether he was in a same-sex relationship with another man.
In a Facebook post Tuesday, Mark Guevarra said he was investigated two months ago by his employer but refused to answer a direct question about whether he had a male partner and a daughter.
"I was called into my priest's office in the presence of the head of human resources for the Archdiocese and was terminated on the grounds that I am in a relationship," wrote Guevarra. "They took my refusal to answer as sufficient evidence to prove that I am in one."
Guevarra said he was also investigated for helping to form an LGBTQ Catholic prayer and support group without the approval of the Archbishop.
Guevarra has declined comment until he consults with his lawyer.
On Friday afternoon, the Archdiocese declined to discuss specifics of the case, citing privacy reasons.
Marriage 'a sacrament'
"Anyone who comes to work at the Archdiocese or one of its parishes agrees to live in accord with the teachings of the Catholic Church and its sacramental theology," spokesperson Lorraine Turchansky wrote in a statement.
"For example, the Catholic understanding of marriage is that it is a sacrament, in which a man and a woman promise before God to enter into a committed, exclusive and permanent relationship.
"It is particularly important, and understandable, that someone who serves in a leadership or teaching role in the church be a practising Catholic who lives in accord with its teachings. In human rights legislation, this is referred to as a 'bona fide occupational requirement' for a particular position."
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Why is this a story?
I wonder that about everything posted to ********.com
it is homosexuals pushing the homosexual agenda,
Of my, look at how these poor creatures are being persecuted for just being homosexual.
Morals be damned. Health issues be damned.
And how many current, “ religions “, are accepting this so as to not lose ALL THAT HOMOSEXUAL MONEY?
Can ya hear me now Catholics?
A real Catholic diocese? Now there’s a shock.
Maryland man who is not catholic applauds diocese for following the rules.
Breaking: Catholic Archdiocese is Catholic.
this is a story because Baby Trudeau is trying to destroy all Christian churches and institutions that don’t go along with his gay/pro abortion/ pro euthanasia agenda.
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