Ohio teacher at Catholic school refuses to sign contract that requires her to condemn her gay son.

This woman has more compassion than the men at the highest ranks of her church.  I wish she would renounce the Catholic Church, its policies, and their leaders.  Even if she still believes in god, she’s better than the Catholic Church by an incalculable degree.

The controversial contract, introduced for all teachers by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, prohibits employees from practising gay “lifestyles”, as well as “publicly endorsing” homosexuality, out-of-wedlock relationships or abortions.

Molly Shumate, 49, is the first teacher to quit rather than sign the contract, which was introduced this week, because her 22-year-old son Zachery is gay and she refuses to publicly condemn him.

She told the Cincinnati Enquirer: “If my son were to say to me, ‘will you go somewhere with me that is supported or run by gays and lesbians’, I would have to tell him no, according to that contract. And if my picture was taken, what would happen?

“For me to sign this, I feel like I would be telling my son I’ve changed my mind, that I don’t support him as I did. And I won’t do that.

“In my eyes there is nothing wrong with my son.

So you have renounced even god’s assessment of gay people.  I hope one day you take the next step and renounce the whole thing, since it’s clear you possess the compassion to make moral decisions on your own.


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