Carla Hale lost her job as a P.E. teacher, after 19 years, because she’s homosexual. Her mother’s obituary mentions Hale’s partner, Julie. Hale’s boss read it and gave her the boot. You can read more about it in this article, which notes:
In 2012, the Supreme Court determined that employment laws had a “ministerial exception.” Because of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom, religious institutions are allowed to discriminate against employees, as long as those employees are ministers. Who qualifies as a minister, however, wasn’t precisely defined.
I can totally relate to this story, because I lost my job as an administrative assistant for writing blogs that challenge the doctrines of eternal torment and annihilation. To have no First Amendment rights, to be the “ministerial exception,” is unfortunate, to say the least. Although I signed the Change.org petition to have her reinstated, I don’t think it would be wise to change laws regarding how religious institutions treat their employees. Why? Because the separation of church and state is such an incredibly valuable practice.
The marriage of church and state is what ushered in some of the darkest moments in human history. Can you imagine listening to the news and hearing that Congress passed a law like this?
(Source: Corpus Juris Civilis (The Civil Law, the Code of Justinian), by S.P. Scott, A.M., published by the Central Trust Company, Cincinnati, copyright 1932, Volume 12 [of 17], pages 9-12, 125, retrieved from angelfire.com.)
We desire that all peoples subject to Our benign Empire shall live under the same religion that the Divine Peter, the Apostle, gave to the Romans… in accordance with the rules of apostolic discipline and the evangelical doctrine, we should believe that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit constitute a single Deity, endowed with equal majesty, and united in the Holy Trinity.
(1) We order all those who follow this law to assume the name of Catholic Christians, and considering others as demented and insane, We order that they shall bear the infamy of heresy; and when the Divine vengeance which they merit has been appeased, they shall afterwards be punished in accordance with Our resentment, which we have acquired from the judgment of Heaven.
Hale is described by her students as “as a mentor and role model.” It would be much better for Hale, myself, and God only knows how many others, to become outcasts than to impose change through legal action. Let the Kings of the Little Kingdoms continue to make poor decisions. In the past, their biased decisions were kept behind closed doors. They could persecute and judge with very few people ever being aware of what was happening.
Not any more. The whole world is watching.
Consequently, the Little Kingdoms are shrinking. The irony is that the Kings of the Little Kingdoms believe their Little Kingdoms are shrinking because people aren’t interested in God.
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