Miami Catholic School Teacher Fired For Marrying Same-Sex Partner

Miami Catholic School Teacher Fired For Marrying Same-Sex Partner

Peter and Paul to demand an explanation from the school principal.

One parent told the paper: "We were extremely livid".

Almost a dozen parents with children who had been in Mrs Morffi's class fronted the school to protest the firing, many calling her a "great teacher", adding they were aware she was gay.

She added that she didn't know Morffi was a lesbian, but that she didn't care, saying: "Our only concern was the way she was with our children, the way she taught our children and this woman by far was one of the best teachers out there".

Even when a group of around 20 parents gathered at the school and had a one-to-one meetings with the Principle they were not given an answer as to why Morffi had been fired.

Sts. Peter and Paul did not respond to a request for comment.

It said: "Today a hard and necessary decision has been made regarding Ms Jocelyn Morffi, our first-grade teacher". Agosta said it was the archdioceses policy not to discuss personnel matters.

"Any Catholic teacher who signs a contract with the Archdiocese of Miami is acknowledging that policies and procedures will be followed and will abide by the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church", the spokeswoman said in a statement emailed to The Post. "If something along the way does not continue to stay within that contract, then we have no other choice". Any conduct "inconsistent" with that could result in their termination, the memo said. The Miami-Dade County antidiscrimination law, which covers anti-LGBT discrimination, has an exemption for religious institutions. But it's even more important to pass comprehensive statewide protections'.

Jocelyn Morffi (l.), a first-grade teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul students. She also coached basketball and ran a non-profit volunteer organization, #teachHope70x7, that took students to help distribute meals to the homeless. When Morffi refused to do the same, she was sacked.

Jocelyn Morffi wedding Natasha Hass prior this month, and as per the Miami Herald, she came back to her activity last Wednesday. She said the primary did not give the guardians a reason Morffi was expelled.

"If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him", said the pope.

'You know, to be a Catholic, you're taught to be forgiving.

"We were completely outraged, all of the parents", said Samantha Mills, whose child was in Morffis class previous year. She never forces her own convictions on others.

But after she married the love of her life, her employment was abruptly terminated. She is no longer teaching at our school.

One parent of an understudy instructed by Morffi told the daily paper that guardians were incensed. "This is really bad", said Simon.



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