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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Catholic school fires unmarried pregnant teacher

You see, she was sending the "wrong message" to the kids by being unmarried, pregnant and keeping the baby. She should've had an abortion instead.


At 11/23/2005 01:33:00 PM, Anonymous Melissa in NorCal said...

I'm not saying I agree with the school's action, but I do understand their position. Two wrongs do not make a right. You are not to have sex out of marriage and you are not supposed to abort pregnancies. The teacher clearly violated the first "rule" and just because she didn't terminate the pregnancy, it doesn't make it okay. Besides, we don't know the full story. Could it be that the man is still involved and they just won't get married? This situation to me would validate the school's position and actions. If it was a moment of weakness for the teacher, forgiveness and tolerance is more appropriate.

At 11/23/2005 03:09:00 PM, Blogger R said...

Tell me more about your anticatholicism :)

Nobody can be antismitic anyway, it's easy to be anti-Catholic

At 11/23/2005 07:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Catholic I know that the standard teacher's contract addresses single Motherhood and that if it happens you can't teach. They fired her because she was in violation of the contract she signed, peroid. She can teach in public school not private school.

At 11/23/2005 08:40:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

You know, I was in elementary school in the hippy 70s and I'm pretty sure back then a PUBLIC school teacher who was unmarried and pregnant would have been fired. Or at least, forced to take a leave of absence. Kids are supposed to look up to their teachers as role models. It's not unreasonable to expect them to live up to certain basic societal standards. No parent should have to explain to their child about an unmarried pregnant teacher.

At 11/23/2005 11:13:00 PM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

R, I am hardly anti-catholic,I was just mavreling at her chocies. Let's say she had sex with someone because she was drunk, and got pregnant because she isn;t using birthcontrol like the pope said they shouldn't, and then when she found out she faced a delimma: keep it, like her faith says, and lose her job and source of income, or get rid of it and commit a mortal sin, but hey, life no longer complicated at work? I would think of both dangers :having a child out of wedlock or aborting it, aborting it would be what the family of children would be more concerned with. You know? It's a shitty choice, but the lesser of both evils.

BTW, who brought anti-semitism? and who says you can;t be anti-semetic nowadays? I can point you to a couple of blogs, hell, a couple of media outlets that promote the " jews are the grandchildren of monkeys and pigs" point of view. The problem is, they usually add the words "and christians" after the word jews. wallah am I wrong ya beih?

At 11/24/2005 01:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

please explain the word anti-semitic. anti-anything mashi, but anti-semitic in the Arab world...???

At 11/25/2005 05:08:00 AM, Blogger stefania said...

Some people use religion to try impose their own laws..

Jesus said : "Whoever among you doesn't commit sin,throw the first stone"

Nothing is written in the Gospel about issues such as divorce, abortion,homosexuality, etc.. So I find it hard to believe what the priests say.

At 11/25/2005 10:24:00 AM, Blogger R said...

1) Sam.. I didn't say that there is no antisemitism in general, I was talking--and maybe I needed to point that out--about the US media. It's the trend to make fun of Catholics (and of course of the sandmonkeys), but it is still an uncalculated risk to make any inappropriate comment or objection to a Jewish ritual or dogma.
Arabic media is in another world, and those who talk about pigs and monkeys have no clue that, if--according to their faith--some of the hebrews were transformed into whatever forms, they definitely could not give birth to humans anymore!!! Not only that, but they are contradicting the very claims that they promote, that many of today's israelis do not descend from the 12 tribes... etc...

2) Of course I personally disagree with the ban on contraceptives. However, I always wondered: If you are really planning to follow the Pope's recommendation (which is a relatively new law in the Catholic church) to use no contraceptives, why on earth would you break the old laws and have extramarital relations? If someone is really having an extramarital relation, why the hell would she use no contraceptive and blame the Catholic teaching???

3) I agree that Catholic school teachers sign some contract that they will not promote "non-catholic" ideas like abortion, gay marriage, etc... I have no clue on how these contracts are enforced.
And by the way, this is the same in other "Christian liberal art" schools. Very protestant schools have a policy. You have to write a statement of faith!!! You have to tell them that you're against gay marriage and extramarital sex and stuff like that...

4) "Nothing is written in the Gospel about issues such as divorce"
!! Divorce???
I have not seen anything in the Gospel as clear as teaching about Divorce...
Are we talking about the same book?

At 11/27/2005 04:56:00 AM, Blogger stefania said...

Yes, the same book. The New Testament.

The Gospel, not the Bible. Jesus has NEVER say anything about divorce, abortion , etc.

It's the men who introduced today's claims.

Please, show me one sentence in the Gospel where Jesus or someone else speaks about abortion, divorce.

At 11/27/2005 01:22:00 PM, Blogger R said...

Stefania, I don't really know what you mean. Are you talking about interpretations or something?

You're saying Jesus has NEVER said anything about divorce?? ANYTHING??

Do you mean, what was written on his tongue (e.g., here) is made up?

I don't mind if you tell me it's made up; but I mind if you tell me it's not written there!!

At 2/24/2006 11:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am just wondering what if the teacher was raped, does she deserve to be fired if the pregnancy was of out of her control?????


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