A lesbian catholic school teacher lost her job after marrying another woman last weekend. Jocelyn Morffi was fired by the Miami-based Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School for breaking the school’s policies she had agreed to when she joined the school’s staff.
- Morffi complained on Facebook Friday about being fired for marrying “the love of [her] life”.
- Principal Carlota Morales didn’t hint at the woman’s marriage as a cause for the termination.
- Morales said that the decision to terminate the teacher was “difficult,” but “necessary.”
Parents were assured that Morffi no longer works at the school, as children’s education is a priority. Some parents hailed the decision because they don’t want their kids to be taught “that”. One parent was very distraught because she would have to tell her kid why his teacher had to go.
The Archdiocese said that the teacher was shown the layoff notice after six years at the school because she infringed the school’s policies she had agreed to when she signed the contract.
One spokesperson added that all teachers sign contracts and are obliged to adhere to the procedures, policies, and traditions of the Catholic Church.
That contract was signed and broken by her. No other decision could be made but to terminate her,
the Archdiocese’s spokesperson said.
Five years ago, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, said in an interview that gays of good will who are seeking God should not be judged. Christianity indeed is not judging the sinner, but it condemns the sin, and homosexuality has been seen as an abomination in the eyes of God since before Christ’s arrival.
Some parents want Morffi reinstated since they believe the school’s decision was wrong.
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