OH bishop: Gay teacher’s firing about moral values

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop in central Ohio says the firing of a gay teacher at a Columbus Catholic school was based not on her sexual orientation but on the need to maintain the institution’s values.

Bishop Frederick Campbell tells The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/157B52S ) Carla Hale was fired in March because she violated the church’s moral teaching through what he describes as a “quasi-spousal relationship” with a woman. He says an extramarital affair by a heterosexual couple would go against the same teaching.

Hale says she was fired from Bishop Watterson High School after her mother’s published obituary included the name of her partner and someone complained. The physical education teacher is fighting to get her job back through a grievance with a teachers union and a complaint to the city.

___

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s