Failing School

OH Catholic Teacher Fired For Being Gay Settles with Diocese

Carla Hale, who was fired from her job at a Catholic high school earlier this year after her partner was listed in her mother’s obituary, has reached a settlement with the Diocese of Columbus. The terms of the settlement are confidential, but Hale will receive some “acknowledgment” of her years of service. One thing is clear: Hale won’t be returning to Bishop Watterson High School, where she had been a gym teacher for 19 years. Instead, she will act as a substitute teacher in the region.

Hale’s saga began when her brother suggested that her partner be included among the survivors in their mother’s obituary. A student told her mom to pray for Hale in her time of grief; instead, abandoning all sense of human feeling, the mother sent an anonymous letter to the the school complaining that Hale was a lesbian. In a fine piece of Jesuitical reasoning, the diocese insisted that Hale wasn’t fired because she is lesbian but because she is in a lesbian relationship.

Under the terms of the settlement, Hale will no longer pursue a complaint she filed with the the Columbus Community Relations Commission, alleging the diocese violated the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance.

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  • 1EqualityUSA

    The “love” never ends with these filthy, pedophile Catholics. I hope the settlement was fair. Maybe she had something on them?

  • 2eo

    @1EqualityUSA: The catholic church only settle when the accuser literally has concrete evidence in their possession. Otherwise they attack the family and friends of the accuser*.

    * Literally ordering the petrol bombing of houses in Northern Ireland *cough*

  • Matthew

    I think it would be really great if Apple, Microsoft and other companies stopped offering education discounts to schools that discriminate against their LGBT faculty and students.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    #3 Matthew, What an inspired idea. Fantastic.

  • D P

    @1EqualityUSA: I appreciate you for being fair to those who oppose you, but I hope the settlement hurt.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    DP, I hope the settlement was fair to Carla Hale. The Catholic Church just never gets it right. I wish the whole abomination would fold and go out of business. They do not represent Christ, they are no moral guides, idolatry is empty, and the fruits produced by this tainted branch are indicative of a turbid, dark, unhealthy Spiritual soil. The whole thing could fold tomorrow and it would be a blessing to the world. The Catholic Church is a disgrace, a worldly, political machine, whose power is slipping away, making it a dangerous entity. The robes, vestments, and collars are as a rattle on the end of a poisonous snake, they serve as warning for the danger lurking within. The thought that sheep give money to these clowns to pay for pedophilia law suits is nauseating. So, please understand, I had Carla Hale in mind, when I hoped the settlement was fair. I’m sure if they “settled” it is because she has something on them and threatened to come forward and expose these charlatans in the light of day. I cannot imagine an outfit such as this being fair of their own accord. They MUST have been forced to settle. I’m so grossed out.

  • Gregg

    @1EqualityUSA: I won’t spend time on a GLBT website to refute all your bigoted beliefs, re the Catholic Church; I’ll simply refer you to Patrick Madrid’s “Pope Fiction.” As to the allegation of widespread pedophilia among Catholic clergy, there were 106 confirmed cases of sexual abuse of minors by Church officials in North America, between the years 1956-2006. During that same time period, there were roughly 309,000 confirmed cases of sexual abuse of minors by public school teachers! (see on-going research pub by MANHATTAN INSTITUTE) And in truth, 85% of all alleged victims of so-called pedophilia at the hands of Catholic priests, were males between the ages of 14-19. In other words, less children than a target group for GRINDR!

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