Thursday, May 19, 2005

A Culture of Compassion

A teacher in a Christian School was fired for bad teaching.

No, just kidding. That would make sense. She was fired for having premarital sex.

The reason give was thus:

"In our school system, our teachers are expected to be a positive spiritual example for our congregations and youth," Nickless said in a prepared statement. "When she (John) chose behavior contrary to those values, she was placed on administrative leave."

Yeah, and its a fucking positive spiritual example to fire a 4 month pregnant woman and essentially call her a whore. Oh, the church did say that they were being compassionate. Apparently, they're paying her for another month instead of kicking her to the curb right now. I'm sure Jesus would be proud.

And it wouldn't be positive to allow her to become a good mother and be a good example to her students. No, it wouldn't be positive to have an adult admit that they might have done something that they hadn't planned to do. Who knows, maybe she even had a reason for getting pregnant when she did.

And, even worse, I'll bet you $10 million that if the teacher were a guy and his wife was a little further along than she should be, he wouldn't be getting fired.

How the hell can you goddamn call yourself part of a 'culture of life', when you fire pregnant women?

Bastards. Every last one of them.


At 12:57 PM, Blogger hoagieboy said...

I know, it doesn't make sense, does it? Until you realize that "positive spiritual example" means "whatever we believe is right." Religion has become such a joke in this country. It's just used to justify whatever people want to do.

This reminds me of a Bob Dylan lyric: "You always said people don't do what they believe in, they just do what's most convenient and then repent."


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