Jul. 10th, 2010

vixenesque93: (a good book)
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/illinois-professor-fired-for-giving-catholic-teaching-on-homosexuality/

Wait a minute...so he pretty much states the Catholic stance on homosexuality in a class on Catholicism, and gets fired?

Aside from the fact that the RCC has never been pro-gay (nor do I ever really expect them to be), he's teaching about Catholicism. He got fired for accurately stating what the Church says about it. Yes, it would constitute 'hate speech'--but so would the stances of a few other religions when it comes to gays and lesbians (or other religions, or non-believers, etc.)

He wasn't teaching health or sex-ed. He's not setting public policy. He was teaching about Catholicism.

My head is spinning in WTF-ness. If he'd said the Catholic Church was a-ok with homosexuality, he'd be lying.

I would probably butt heads with this guy on a lot of philosophical points (the whole not being Roman Catholic myself thing), but I do support his right to teach and present the teachings of his church accurately, in the context of a class like the one he taught (Introduction to Catholicism).

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