Catholic School Leader Fired Gay Administrator After He Got Married, but Said He Could Keep Job if He Got a Divorce

Last month, a student-led revolution began at Eastside Catholic High School in Seattle, Washington.

It started when Assistant Principal Mark Zmuda was forced to resign from his position after school officials confronted him about his sexual orientation and summer wedding:

Before his final day at the school, hundreds of students staged a protest online, on Twitter, in the cafeteria, and outside the school:

The students, like Zmuda, are all aware that the Catholic Church is an anti-gay organization and school officials are well within their right to fire Zmuda.

But that doesn’t mean the students have to stand by and just watch it happen.

In fact, they’re planning an even bigger protest at the end of the month:

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In Defense of the Student Who Wanted to Hand Out Candy Canes with Biblical Messages on Them

Here’s the setup: Just before the holidays, 6-year-old Isaiah Martinez (below) went to Merced Elementary School in West Covina, California with a pack of candy canes in hand to give to his classmates. Each candy cane had attached to it a religious message that told the “legend of the candy cane” which, believe it or not, has everything to do with Jesus dying on a cross.

His teacher, not wanting to get in trouble, removed the messages from the candy canes, then handed them back to Isaiah to give to his friends, apparently telling him “Jesus is not allowed in school.”

So, of course, a Christian group is threatening to file a lawsuit against the district:

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How Come No One with a Near-Death Experience Ever Writes About This?

Daniel Midgley sets us up with a Colton-Burpo-like book…



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The Secular Pathfinders Are Trying to Build Latrines in Haiti

Atheists spend a lot of time talking about how to improve the world, but the four students who are part of the Pathfinders Project are actually doing that overseas right now.

One of the projects they’re working on (with Children of the Border) is building latrines for people in La Fond-Jeannette, Haiti, a community still dealing with the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.

If you can help them out, every $300 raised is enough for one more latrine.



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Satanic Temple Reveals the Monument They Want to Install Outside the Oklahoma Capitol Building

About a month ago, the Satanic Temple made nationwide headlines when they said they wanted to donate a monument to be placed in outside the Oklahoma State Capitol building, where a Ten Commandments monument already stood: That was soon followed by a request from a Hindu group that wanted to erect a monument of Lord [Read More...]


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