Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage last Friday, a gay teacher who formerly served as band director at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia has filed a federal lawsuit against the Catholic school claiming discrimination because of his sexual orientation.
Not even one week after the Supreme Court decision came down like a hammer redefining marriage in the United States, religious freedom is now being put to the test. This Catholic school has been hit with a lawsuit.
For the past five years, I’ve warned this would happen and it has. This case will be one of many test cases, and should stop everyone in their tracks. The impact of such suit will spread throughout the Christian education system from daycare to colleges.
We need to grow a backbone, and QUICK. Patrick Reilly, president of the Cardinal Newman Society said this after the ruling last week:
“[W]e call on Catholic educators to stand firm in the truth, with the conviction of faith. No matter how difficult it gets to maintain Catholic schools and colleges in a hostile culture, Catholic education can never waver on the definition of marriage.”
“Our young people need to hear the truth from their teachers, now more than ever,” Reilly said. “We will continue to promote and defend those faithful institutions that teach the truth, and we will expose any Catholic institution that denies it.”
He is right. Not only Catholics, it’s important for people of faith from all backgrounds to unite and stand together. It’s a Catholic school today… and Evangelical one tomorrow. We must unite. As Mike Huckabee once said, “We are all Catholics now.”