Music director's marriage leads to his firing from St. Gabriel Catholic Church

  • metta

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    Feb 15, 2012 8:07 PM GMT





    Music director's marriage leads to his firing from St. Gabriel Catholic Church

    Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/02/12/3004849/music-directors-marriage-leads.html#storylink=cpy
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    Feb 15, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    A Gay Music Director?! OMG! The next thing you know we'll have horseless carriages and flying machines.


    Seriously, it's a CATHOLIC church! What did he expect? Catholic churches are not antonymous. The ALL run by the same rules. No leeway at all.

    If the worlds musical authority on the Canon of Catholic Music were a Muslim, he'd never get a job in a Catholic Church. If he were gay, he'd be able to keep his job as long as he was celebate (literal rule of the church) but to do ANYTHING that would imply that he'd had any intimate relations with another man and they'd hand a couple boxes to clear out his desk (and organ bench) if he's lucky.
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    Feb 15, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    metta great post as always.
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    Feb 16, 2012 4:39 AM GMT
    This was a legal firing.

    1. The Supreme Court has allowed religious organizations to keep their own discriminating practices, under the first amendment.

    2. It's a friggen Catholic church. For the love of god, people, go Episcopalian! You know that Catholics aren't going to heaven. Actually, it's just the Mormons that are going to heaven.