Grrr...this story makes me so mad! Transgender teacher sues Catholic prep school for alleged discrimination:
According to the story, this teacher was well loved by the students and had previously been teaching for 32 years! But things started to downspiral for the teacher when ONE parent- ONE!- complained about his appearance. He then "came out" to his employers and admonished. Then a few months later...let go from his position.
I don't understand how his appearance and gender indentification (he still conformed to school dress codes) outweigh all the wonderful things students have said about him- he's so well admired by the students that they even started a petition in support of him. Why are Catholics so close-minded about such things?!? I think this student said it best: "We the students/alumni/ and staff of Prep are supposed to be good 'Christians' and that means not only going the extra step to be kind to others, but also that we must be accepting and loving to EVERYONE."
I know my church's motto is "open hearts, open minds, open doors" and I love them for it.