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  •  I am guessing... (0+ / 0-)

    ...being publicly anti-Catholic would be a simple a mentioning that you have a niece or nephew that is gay?  What about saying your son or daughter had a same-sex marriage in a state where same-sex marriage is legal and you were happy they finally got married?

    I get the whole idea about faith is you got to buy the whole thing (hence why I left Papists a while ago), but in New Orleans it does seem a bit silly with all the editing and subterfuge.

    •  I probably wasn't clear (0+ / 0-)

      I wasn't talking about the New Orleans public school system, which is as neutral -- as religion goes -- as any public school system.

      Instead, I was talking about the Catholic school system, which is ubiquitous.  Essentially, the Catholic school system here is what much of the middle class -- Catholic or not, and regardless of race -- relies on.  Its a private school system, but it's generally affordable for much of the middle class.  

      What I was discussing are the requirements to teach in a Catholic school.  They generally require that the teachers generally follow Catholic teachings.  So no, having a nephew who is openly gay would not generally disqualify someone.  However, if the teacher himself or herself openly lived with a partner outside of marriage -- homosexual or heterosexual -- that is the teacher openly and publicly contradicting Catholic teaching, and that would justify (under most teaching contracts for Catholic schools) justify dismissal.  

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