A few days ago, upon finding out that Vice Principal Mark Zmuda was forced to resign from Eastside Catholic High School (in Seattle, Washington) for the Jesus-induced crime of being a gay man who married the love of his life, 300 students at the school staged a protest in his honor:
I mean how dare those administrators, right?! Wait… no. She’s perfectly fine with them. It’s the students she has it out for:
The students who have walked out should be dismissed from the school. If that means temporarily closing the school, or maybe even lowering the tuition a bit so that a less entitled group of young people can study there, so be it.
From the behavior of these students, I would guess that this school has been equipping young people to follow the world within the Church. It would appear that it has succeeded so well that their first loyalty is not to the Church, but to the trendy morality of the larger culture. That equals a failed Catholic school in my books.
In her mind, it’s a failed Catholic School because the students voiced their support of someone who fell in love and got fired for it. She can’t even bring herself to write about the vice principal’s marriage without putting it in quotation marks. Seriously.
At least the students understand that the problem here isn’t Mr. Zmuda — the problem is the Church’s belief that gay people must force themselves to be celibate and single if they want to be in any position of power within its walls.
Meanwhile, Hamilton, still stuck in a harsh mindset where bigotry is acceptable as long as it’s in the name of faith, has a lot to learn.
(Thanks to Steven for the link)