A brand new policy in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati says you can not only be fired for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), but even just for supporting equality. That means even taking this action could be grounds for dismissal.
Despite the Pope's vocal support of accepting LGBT Catholics, including a statement saying "who am I to judge a gay person of goodwill who seeks the Lord," the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops continues to discriminate against people who support equality – even those who dedicate their lives to the Church.
We have a responsibility to speak out against this injustice, whether or not we are Catholic. Sign onto the letter below to Archbishop Schnurr now.
Stop harming our teachers and our kids
Dear Your Excellency Archbishop Schnurr,
I'm writing today in opposition to the new restrictions on Catholic school employees in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The "morality clause" of the new contract for the 2014-2015 school year takes anti-LGBT discrimination to a new level, calling not only for the firing of gay and lesbian school employees, but also citing support of the "homosexual lifestyle" as grounds for dismissal.
As a fair-minded person and supporter of the Human Rights Campaign, I ask that this upcoming policy never see the light of day. Young people and the teachers who work so hard to educate them will only be harmed. We cannot afford to allow prejudice to influence our schools of learning, and I implore you to stop harming our teachers and our kids.
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