Here we go again …..
Another gay teacher has been fired for living his life; simply, living his life. He was promoting homosexuality, condoning homosexuality; he wasn’t “converting” children into homosexuals.
He was living his life; falling in love, and wanting to get married, and for that he’s out of a job.
Michael Griffin used to teach at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, but was terminated the day he applied for a license to marry his partner. He’d been teaching at the school for twelve years, and was gay the entire time since he was born that way, yet it only became an issue when he wanted to get married.
And he says it was nose cert he was gay, and that was all fine and dandy, until the day he emailed the principal of Holy Ghost Prep to say he’d be late one Friday because he was applying for a marriage license. After an in-service day he was called into the office of School President Father James McCloskey, along with Principal Jeffrey Danilak and was told he was being fired, not so much for being gay, but for getting married; to another man.
Griffin explains, "He said, 'It's not really a secret here that you're gay.' I said, 'Correct.' He said, 'I assume this is a same sex marriage.' 'Yes.' He said if I go through with it, he had no choice but to terminate my position."
That was that. Griffin could be openly gay and still teach at the school, but the very moment he applied for a marriage license — and a legal marriage license at that — he’s told he’s unacceptable for teaching. He believes a particular section of the teachers code of conduct led to his firing. It reads:
"That, although, the School welcomes teachers from other denominations and recognizes their rights to religious freedom, as employees of a Catholic institution, all teachers are expected to uphold lifestyles compatible with the moral teaching of the Roman Catholic Church."
And now, before anyone gives me the 'He knew what he was doing when he took a job at a Catholic school, and he knew about that teachers code', think on this:
He was fired for not being “compatible with the moral teachings of the Catholic church.” The moral teachings of a church that is still reeling from a massive, worldwide pedophile priest scandal. The same church where, if you raped small boys over and over and over again, sometimes by the hundreds, you’d be protected, nurtured and helped; the church would pay your legal bills and possibly even give you a pension. But, god forbid you'd want to marry your same-sex partner, because that’s just too much; that’s just immoral.
Hopefully another school will take advantage of Michael Griffins’ twelve years of experience; a school not based on lies and hypocrisy.