OK, I kind of enjoy it when my enemies (Catholics trying to impose their sexual morality on everybody else ) kick another of my enemies--and incidentally their own allies (rabid anti-abortionists trying to put their religion into secular law) in the head.
A former first-grade teacher at Kettering’s Ascension Catholic School is suing the school, Ascension Church and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati in federal court, saying officials discriminated against her a year ago when they fired the unmarried woman after she told the principal about her pregnancy.OK, over the curlicue, can anyone think of a way a woman can avoid showing outward signs of engaging in sexual intercourse (ie., pregnancy)?
Kathleen Quinlan of Kettering, who has since delivered twin girls, said in the Dec. 14 lawsuit that her firing for moral reasons was discriminatory because male employees who engage in premarital sex don’t face the same consequences “insomuch as they do not show outward signs of engaging in sexual intercourse (i.e., pregnancy).”
That's right. If Ms. Quinlan had had an abortion instead of carrying her pregnancy to term, she would still have had her job teaching at a Catholic school, alongside male colleagues who get up to who knows what in the privacy of their homes but never "showed". So what lesson has been taught by her firing?
And yet the Catholic bishops don't understand why nobody got excited about the Catholic Church's HHS Mandate persecution. And yes, since you ask, having an insurance company offer free contraceptives to employees as part of your health insurance plan when you're a Catholic business owner is EXACTLY like being torn apart by lions for refusing to burn incense to an emperor. Why doesn't anyone pity the blatant hypocrites whining about their impending martyrdom?
And speaking of man dates, read all the way to the end of the article.
The Cincinnati archdiocese is facing a pending federal lawsuit similar to Quinlan’s, filed by former parochial teacher Christa Dias of Clermont County. The 2011 lawsuit claims the single woman was fired after she became pregnant through artificial insemination.No discrimination there. Clearly it's much worse to have a sexual relationship with a non-student. . . . Wait, what?
Dias was fired by the Rev. James Kiffmeyer, who was suspended from 2002-2006 on allegations of sexual misconduct against two male students in separate incidents while he was a teacher at Middletown’s Fenwick High School. The complainants were 18 when the incidents occurred, and Kiffmeyer was reinstated. The archdiocese reached a financial settlement with one of the accusers.
I'm sure this decision to fire Ms. Quinlan might be seen as a trifle counter-productive by evangelical anti-abortionists who were shocked, SHOCKED when Obama observed about his daughters ". . . if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby." The Catholic Church disagrees with Obama that a baby is punishment. Sinners must be punished with unemployment and resulting loss of medical insurance. So evangelical anti-abortionists, are you on the same page as the Catholic Church on this one? Are they helping you convince young women to carry that unplanned pregnancy to term? Well at least you can all agree to gamble all your credibilitry on trying to hold back same sex marriage.