An Indianapolis Catholic High School was within its rights in dismissing a guidance counselor who was in a same-sex marriage, a federal appeals court ruled in July. The counselor, Michelle Fitzgerald, was a 14-year employee, but the school’s awareness of her relationship only happened a year ago. The court decided that her position was ministerial in nature.
“Religious schools exist to pass on the faith to the next generation, and to do that, they need the freedom to choose leaders who are fully committed to their religious mission,” said lawyer Joseph Davis of Becket Law, a religious freedom group that defended the school. “The precedent keeps piling up: Catholic schools can ask Catholic school teachers and administrators to be fully supportive of Catholic teaching.”
– excerpted from Christian Post