[quote="elizabethann2, post:1, topic:298354"]
I am a private music teacher who just began working in a private school which, I found out only on my first day, supports gay marriage. Although I work with children mainly, there are several same-sex couples raising these kids. As a Catholic, I believe that being homosexual in and of itself is not wrong, but that living a gay lifestyle is. By being warm and friendly towards these couples, I feel I am approaching the situation in the best way, and yet I fear that this attitude may lead to me beginning to accept something which my faith has taught me is not right.
We are taught to be in and not of the world, so the reality is that we will face many things in the world that are against our faith. I am just wondering how best to deal with this one. Any ideas?
I would not be comfortable working in a school that made it a policy to support gay marriage. Do you mean that they actively teach this as a policy in the school, or are they neutral on the subject but open to same-sex parents? My advice would be to seek another job if you are going to be required to publicly preach this agenda to children. If you will not be required to teach that same-sex relations are moral, then I don't see a conflict. I've been teaching for years and I've seen countless children that come from households I wouldn't wish on a dog. All you can do is love the child and do your best to help them develop their skills, teach them to love learning and strive for excellence, and try and help them value themselves as a person.