Catholic School Teacher in Cincinnati Quits Over New Contract’s Anti-Gay Clause

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.

She couldn’t sign a document that got in the way of her love for her openly-gay son Zach:

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A Year After This Mississippi High School Lost a Court Case Over a Religious Assembly, They Hold Another One

I thought the drama at Northwest Rankin High School had finally come to an end, but it hasn’t.

In case you forgot the story, last April, students at the Mississippi high school attended a mandatory assembly featuring representatives from nearby Pinelake Baptist Church who told the students that they needed to accept Jesus in their lives.

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To Those Students Who Wonder: “When Am I Ever Going to Use This In Life?”

Jason Rosenhouse (below), a professor at James Madison University (and author of some excellent math books), spoke at the graduation ceremony for JMU’s College of Science and Mathematics over the weekend and his speech is one of the best I’ve ever read.

He gets right to the heart of the question math teachers (and most others, I’m sure) hear all the time: When are we ever going to use this in life?

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High School Student’s Art Piece Called “Rape Culture” Rejected from Exhibition for Being Too “Inappropriate”

Gracie Holtzclaw, a South Carolina high school student, was given a spot in the Greenville County Schools Art Exhibition, but that opportunity was revoked when district officials said her piece and its title were too “inappropriate.”

The piece, called “Rape Culture,” featured a tattooed woman with a black bar covering her nipples:



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High School Student Gets Two-Day Suspension for Not Standing During the Pledge of Allegiance

Normally, when Needville High School sophomore Mason Michalec, doesn’t stand up during the Pledge of Allegiance (or the Texas Pledge), it’s a non-issue.

But this past week, with a different teacher in the classroom, he was told he had to stand. He refused. She sent him to the principal’s office. And Mason received a two-day in-school suspension.



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