Margie Winters: The Making of A Rebel

When I first read the story of how Waldron Mercy fired Margie Winters, a lesbian married to another woman, from her post as head of religious education, I argued that she’d been treated shabbily, and not in accordance with the best of Catholic teaching. Even so, only half aware of doing so, I formed a [Read More...]

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Catholic Schools and Gay Teachers: Can We Compromise Without Compromising?

Since firing religious education department head Margie Winters for being married to another woman, Waldron Mercy Academy has been buried under a mudslide of bad press and consumer ill will. Some parents have withdrawn their children altogether; others are withholding tuition. At $13,500 per year for kindergarten through eighth grade, this tuition represents a sum [Read More...]

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Of Obergefell and Ostracism

Just as I was learning not to hate the term “national conversation,” gay marriage supporters decided to quit speaking to us. That would, at any rate, be the earnest wish of Daily Beast columnist Sally Kohn. In last Sunday’s piece, “The New, Post-Homophobic Christianity,” she ticks off all the denominations that have changed their teachings [Read More...]

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