Gay coach who came out in blog post will keep job at S.D. Catholic high school

  • metta

    Posts: 39089

    Aug 13, 2014 5:02 PM GMT
    Gay coach who came out in blog post will keep job at S.D. Catholic high school

    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls issued a statement Tuesday night saying “all persons, whatever their attraction, are to be treated with respect, compassion and justice,” the Argus Leader newspaper reported.

    The statement said same-sex attraction does not disqualify someone from serving the church, though it added a clarification for cases of same-sex or opposite-sex lifestyles deemed “not chaste.”

    “In either of these circumstances, employment or public ministry on behalf of the Church is not appropriate,” the statement said.

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/08/gay-coach-who-came-out-in-blog-post-will-keep-job-at-s-d-catholic-high-school/
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 13, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    metta8 saidit added a clarification for cases of same-sex or opposite-sex lifestyles deemed “not chaste.”


    How quaint.

    Still, it is progress, of a sort.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 13, 2014 9:27 PM GMT
    So if he gets a boyfriend, marries someone of the same sex, or "flaunts" his "lifestyle" he's out.

    Knowing the Church's stand on homosexuality why would any gay layman or laywoman in it's employ say anything about their sexuality or for that matter seek employment with it in the first place? If you want to serve the Church as a gay man or woman just join the priesthood or a religious order. There's bound to be a lot of action there. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • carew28

    Posts: 658

    Aug 13, 2014 9:34 PM GMT
    The Church has always had an unspoken Don't ask, Don't tell policy. You're good, as long as you keep it private. If you go public, it's good-bye.
  • OutdoorAdvent...

    Posts: 361

    Aug 14, 2014 12:49 AM GMT
    …and if you're caught molesting children, it's an automatic re-assignment to another parish.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 14, 2014 1:27 PM GMT
    This is surprisingly nuanced for them and -- if I was him -- I'd try to get them to clarify what that means. Since the RCC's ridiculous expectation of gay people is celibacy,

    In my church we have "blessing of same-gender relationships" which the individual bishops can elect to allow or not allow in their dioceses (2/3 use it in some form), allow (or not allow) the clergy in their diocese to also act as the agent of the state to witness a civil marriage, and individual bishops interpret all of the above as a marriage in the eyes of the church or not.

    When civil marriage started happening, partnered gay clergy started hearing from some bishops who were in favor of blessing same-gender relationships that -- if they were cohabitating -- they were "strongly encouraged" to avail themselves of the new law and the blessing rite ASAP. The expectation of hetero clergy is that they don't live together outside of marriage, so the expectation for LGB clergy is the same.