We’ve seen what happens lately when Catholic schools enforce a morality code on teachers and administrators who don’t agree with it. Recently, a Catholic school in Seattle fired an assistant principal after discovering that he is gay — with the school’s president even telling him he could keep his job if he just got divorced. The students staged a massive protest that made headlines nationwide.
Molly Shumate, a life-long Catholic, has taught first grade under the Cincinnati Archdiocese for 14 years. But after seeing next year’s contract, explicitly forbidding “public support of or homosexual lifestyle,” she decided not to sign it.