Tyler McCubbin is a teacher, and for the past year he’s been working as a substitute teacher and volunteer track coach at Dowling Catholic High School in Des Moines, Iowa. He appears popular, well-liked, and so good at his job that the school's president offered him a full time teaching position.
But the offer was instantly rescinded once the school did a background check — which included looking at Tyler McCubbin’s Facebook page — and found out that not only is he gay, but he’s engaged to be married … to a man.
Now, keep in mind that during the entire school year that McCubbin has been at Dowling he’s not said a word about his personal … his personal … life, it was the school that revealed he is gay.
And, to add insult to injury, and to show what hypocrites the Catholic Church is, Bishop Richard Pates, head of the Des Moines Diocese, released this statement:
“We accept everybody, we love everybody. Everybody is always welcome within the context of the Catholic Church.”
No, sir, you don’t accept everybody; you failed to accept Tyler McCubbin because he’s gay; and if having someone work for you for a year, and then finding out he’s gay and rescinding a job offer, is the Catholic definition of love, you can have it.
But Pates wants to make it clear, y’all, that Tyler McCubbin wasn't denied the job because he's gay, but because he’s “openly gay,” again, except no one seemed to know that at the school until the school dug into his personal life.
Pates says Tyler McCubbin could have had the job as a gay man, but not as an openly gay, certainly not celibate man.
McCubbin is dismayed by the decision, saying that when he was asked if he was gay, and engaged, he answered honestly, and says he’ll miss the students most of all.
"I walk into Dowling every day … The structure is great, the kids are great."
Shoot, if Tyler McCubbin had only been a pedophile, he might still have had a job because we all know the Catholic Church protects child rapists and child molesters, but Tyler, sadly, is a gay man and a respected teacher, so he needs to go.
The Catholic Church really needs to check itself.