Wednesday, October 19, 2005

You're FIRED!!

Here's a good news piece:

Teacher fired for work at clinic

By Todd Milbourn and Cameron Jahn -- Bee Staff Writers Published 2:15 am PDT Saturday, October 15, 2005

A drama teacher at a Catholic high school in Sacramento was fired Thursday after church officials learned she had previously volunteered at an abortion clinic, school officials said Friday.

Marie Bain, 50, of Sacramento, who had taught at Loretto High School since August, was dismissed after a student's parent obtained pictures showing Bain escorting people into a Planned Parenthood clinic last spring.

The pictures were delivered to Bishop William K. Weigand, head of the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, who outlined the decision to terminate Bain in an Oct. 5 letter to the president of the all-female school.

"Obviously, the very public nature of Ms. Bain's previous volunteer activity at a Planned Parenthood Clinic is inconsistent with her position as a teacher at a Catholic high school and her role as a collaborator in the formation of Catholic women," Weigand wrote. "Abortion is gravely immoral and Ms. Bain's active and public participation in the procurement of abortions is morally inappropriate and unacceptable with regard to her work as a teacher at Loretto."

Of course, the rest of the article is essentially a love-paean to the murder-helper-teacher.

But Bp. Wiegand did his job, well. Congratulations!


xoff said...

No conscience clause here!

Neo-Con Tastic said...

I smell lawsuit. Now where is the ACLU when you need them! 'Oh look, they're already filing an injunction!'

Anonymous said...

Good job Bishop Weigend.