Miami Archdiocese Threatens to Fire Employees Who Publicly Back Marriage

  • metta

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    Jan 06, 2015 10:21 PM GMT
    Miami Archdiocese Threatens to Fire Employees Who Publicly Back Marriage


    Read more at http://www.bilerico.com/2015/01/miami_archdiocese_threatens_to_fire_employees_who_.php
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    Jan 06, 2015 11:47 PM GMT

    Most people do what they want, on their own time, away from work icon_rolleyes.gif


    Control freak
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_freak

    Control freaks are often perfectionists[3] defending themselves against their own inner vulnerabilities in the belief that if they are not in total control they risk exposing themselves once more to childhood angst.[4] Such persons manipulate and pressure others to change so as to avoid having to change themselves,[5] and use power over others to escape an inner emptiness.[6] When a control freak's pattern is broken, “the Controller is left with a terrible feeling of powerlessness … But feeling their pain and fear brings them back to themselves”.[7]

    Control freaks appear to have some similarities to codependents, in the sense that the latters' fear of abandonment leads to attempts to control those they are dependent on.[8] Recovery for them entails recognising that being a control freak helped paradoxically preserve codependency itself.[9]

    In terms of personality-type theory, control freaks are very much the Type A personality, driven by the need to dominate and control.

    Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder
    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive%E2%80%93compulsive_personality_disorder[/url]

    Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), also called anankastic personality disorder, is a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, mental and interpersonal control and a need for power over one's environment, at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency. It results in complete satisfaction after performing these rituals to the point of excluding leisure activities and friendships. Persons affected with this disorder may find it hard to relax, always feeling that time is running out for their activities and that more effort is needed to achieve their goals. They may plan their activities down to the minute—a manifestation of the compulsive tendency to keep control over their environment and to dislike unpredictable things as things they cannot control
  • tazzari

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    Jan 07, 2015 12:32 AM GMT
    Can this be legal?

    Or perhaps it's just one more effort to drive people from the Catholic church?
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    Jan 07, 2015 12:44 AM GMT
    tazzari saidCan this be legal?

    Or perhaps it's just one more effort to drive people from the Catholic church?

    It may possibly be legal. I believe courts have upheld an employer's right to terminate employees who publicly criticize their employer. Despite what we imagine are free speech rights under the First Amendment.

    Further complicating the issue here is that Church employees agree to conform and be noncritical of Church policy as a condition of employment. Even private comments in social media might be considered to constitute criticism.

    And last, the US Supreme Court recently has shown a tendency to place religious beliefs above the US Constitution and law in some circumstances. The Hobby Lobby case is an example.
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    Jan 07, 2015 1:49 AM GMT
    Over the years I've had a number of business meetings at the Diocese. Being gay, I was never real comfortable there though I was always treated well. At the entrance to their admin offices was a mockup of a grave with a tombstone dedicated to abortions. It never looked right and I always wanted to suggest a potted plant instead.

    Curious how this might play with their professors, what with a little thing called academic freedom. The science instructor must think he's in hell.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_freedom
    ...the belief that the freedom of inquiry by faculty members is essential to the mission of the academy as well as the principles of academia, and that scholars should have freedom to teach or communicate ideas or facts (including those that are inconvenient to external political groups or to authorities) without being targeted for repression, job loss, or imprisonment.


    [url]https://www.barry.edu/search/?cx=015631414447558478157%3Aakvo195uk1g&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=UTF-8&q=%22academic+freedom%22[/url]

    https://www.barry.edu/law/future-students/about-us/
    The School of Law seeks to challenge students to embrace intellectual, personal, ethical, spiritual, ecological, and social responsibilities in an atmosphere of academic freedom.


    https://www.barry.edu/housing/living-on-campus/policies-procedures/student-code-conduct.html
    Code of Conduct
    22.Disruption of the normal activities of the institution, including physical violence or abuse of any person or conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of persons, the deliberate interference with academic freedom and freedom of speech, and forcible interference with the freedom of movement of any member or guest of the university.


    hmmm, seems they've a conflict of interests.