Posted: June 24, 2019
The Archbishop of Indianapolis is pressuring Catholic schools to fire LGBTQ teachers across the archdiocese. Leaders at a local Jesuit high school refused -- so he's issued a decree cutting ties with the school.
The good news is the Vatican has temporarily suspended the sanctions on Brebeuf Jesuit Prep, since local bishops don't technically oversee Jesuit schools. The bad news is the cruel and unjust firings continue unabated at traditional diocesan schools.
Under pressure from Archbishop Charles Thompson, Roncalli High school has already fired two LGBTQ guidance counselors, Shelly Fitzgerald and Lynn Starkey. Now a third school staff member, social worker Kelly Fisher, says she has been fired for standing by her LGBTQ former colleagues on Facebook.
Every human being was created in God's image. No one should ever lose their job as punishment for how they were born -- or for loving their LGBTQ neighbors. Let's show Archbishop Thompson that Catholics and other Christians across the country stand with Jesuit leaders and LGBTQ Catholics in opposing this cruel discrimination!
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