So there’s yet another Catholic school, St. Mary’s in Portland, OR, that tried to “fire” a gay employee and eventually caved to public pressure. (I know that technically they rescinded her contract offer, not fired her).
Now, I totally think a Catholic school DOES qualify as an extension of the Church, and should have wide latitude in their hiring decisions.
But now that the school IS offering the gay person a job, are those involved in this decision actually sinning?
Also, I totally understand not hiring such a person to teach, be an administrator, public spokesman, etc. I also understand the person wasn’t just gay, but actually announced an intention to “marry” a woman.
But what about someone applying to work in the lunchroom, as a janitor, etc. Maybe the “lunch lady” could still scandalize students if she kept talking to them about her “wife” and tried to convince them to accept SSM.
But what about a night janitor who comes in after school is out, cleans up, and quietly leaves without disturbing anyone? Even if the janitor was in a same-sex “civil marriage”, how would this situation be different from the janitor being straight, but be in a second marriage, the Church would not recognize that “civil marriage”, either.