So why does the American Family Association spokesman feel that way?
Well, a woman in Ohio was fired by the Catholic school that she taught at when it was revealed in her mother’s obituary that she had a same-sex partner. (You know, ’cause nothing says “God’s Love” like shit-canning a woman after she loses her mother.)
And I don’t mean to shock you, but Fischer thinks that this was the “absolute right” thing to do:
The school discriminated against this teacher, yes they absolutely did and they should have, they were absolutely right to do it…
They were discriminating against this woman’s sexual behavior. Sexual misconduct. Immoral sexual behavior. And we should make no apologies for discriminating against that kind of behavior.
Yeah, I absolutely think that my employers should keep tabs on my sexual behavior, because the quality of my writing can totally be jacked up depending on whether or not I am having sex with a guy or a lady. I can’t even imagine that one’s teaching wouldn’t be affected similarly:
You know, we discriminate against shoplifters. My point is: We discriminate against immoral behavior all the time and we should! So let’s reclaim the discrimination word; it is right to discriminate against people who engage in aberrant sexual behavior.
I would like to make one teensy tiny itty bitty correction if I may. We — society, not your wing-nut followers — discriminate against illegal behavior.
And, yes, there is a lot of overlap between immoral acts and illegal acts (Thanks, sophomore year sociology class! I remember that Venn diagram clearly). But if I think smoking is immoral, I can’t fire someone because I find out they’re a smoker.
Oh, I almost forgot! A woman being married to another woman is not immoral. And it’s really none of your damn business.
Unfortunately, like Fischer, the Catholic school administration is more interested in pleasing a higher power than doing the right thing.