UK: Ever-Classy Catholic Church Threatens to Fire Gay Teachers Who Get Married

Written by scott on January 28th, 2013

Marriage Equality a Bigger Threat Than Reformation, UK Catholic Priests SayPink News says gay teachers aren’t the only ones who face possible dismissal for marrying in a way the church doesn’t approve of:

The guidance, sanctioned by the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, says that teachers in Catholic schools should not marry divorcees, marry in registry offices or in other civil ceremonies (such as civil partnerships) that do not meet the Catholic Church’s approval.

A Department of Education spokesman warned:

“Faith schools can consider whether a person’s conduct is in line with their religious values when dismissing teachers. However schools must also comply with employment law.”

Will the Catholic Church ever come around on gay relationships?


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