But I find it sickening that a different Ohio teacher just won over $170,000 from the Catholic school that fired her for getting pregnant out of wedlock. Why am I angry about this one? Well, as always, the devil--literally--is in the details:
A federal jury awarded Christa Dias $171,000 after finding a Catholic school discriminated against her for conceiving a baby out of wedlock via artificial insemination.
The court case that asked whether Catholic schools can legally fire a pregnant teacher for violating church doctrine came close to a conclusion last week after a day of testimony from the teacher and her former bosses.
Dias, 33, was fired in 2010 for conceiving a baby out of wedlock via artificial insemination. A Christian lesbian who is not Catholic, she taught computers at Holy Family and St. Lawrence schools.
Each year she signed employment contracts generally requiring her to uphold Catholic doctrine.So this woman essentially lied every single time she signed her employment contracts. She never had the slightest intention to uphold Catholic doctrine. She planned to get sperm from a gay friend, manufacture embryos in a laboratory, kill off some of them during the implantation process and eventually implant at least one successfully (unless, being a "Christian lesbian," whatever that means, she actually sought an IVF doctor who would agree to make and implant only one embryo, which is hardly the common practice in the evil artificial child-manufacturing industry), and give birth to a child whom she intentionally deprived of a father. And she expected the Church to condone all of this and let her continue to teach Catholic children as if she were in any way a fit role model for them.
Compare that to the woman who got pregnant out of wedlock by accident, who tried to make the best of a bad situation by choosing life for her twins, and who went to her school hoping to work out an office job or other behind-the-scenes situation so as not to confuse her students by her pregnancy, and it's easy to see the difference here. The most obvious difference is that you can't get pregnant via IVF by accident. It takes a great deal of time and money to manufacture and attempt to implant the human chattel you seek to acquire via a business contract and a scientific manufacturing process. There is simply no way to claim that you didn't know what you were doing, that you had a momentary lapse in judgment, etc. IVF is deliberately plotted evil, plain and simple.
And if you're the sort of person who doesn't think it's evil to manufacture children artificially and who has plans to act on that belief, then guess what? You don't belong working at a Catholic school. You have no business there. You will never understand the Catholic Church's deeply philosophical teachings about the meaning of life well enough to have the slightest bit of good to offer a Catholic school child. You are a bad example to any child whose parents are seeking a religious education, and you are robbing that child of his or her right to be taught by people who aren't moral midgets.
But this sort of thing is why I don't believe those who say that the increasing pressure in society to accept all sorts of evil will not affect churches or religious institutions. The moral midgets out there can't stand that we don't buy their bovine excrement and then declare it a cause for celebration. Their greatest enemy is the truth, and they will do their best to stamp out and eradicate those institutions to whom the truth--especially the One who called Himself the Way, the Truth, and the Life--is more important than a parade of niceness for their chosen brand of perversion and evil. This court decision pretty much says that a Catholic school can't expect its teachers to act according to Catholic principles, and we can expect a lot more of that sort of thing from the godless and evil culture which surrounds us.