Student kicked out for being gay and Catholic hypocrisy
More examples of religion, both here in the U.S. and overseas getting governmental favortism
I. In the English city of Woking, the local government is paying for the parking of church goers on Sunday, in the local municipal parking garage. If you are an atheist out to get breakfast on that day, you are out of luck. While our First Amendment doesn't apply over there of course, the government of any nation, local or national, shouldn't be in the business of promoting religion.
II. There are a lot of authoritarian personalities among the religious right-wing. Who do you think are the biggest supporters of the government violating the civil rights of people? Often the religious right-wing.
Many of them believe that the government is an extension of the god that they believe in and since governments are the will of this god (and not the people) then the people must submit to any censorship that the government (and this god) wants. That is why 60 years ago books like Tropic of Cancer were regularly banned.
Well, a woman named Michelle Rogers was kicked out of Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska, because she fell in love with another woman. Grace University is a hardline Christian college that monitors what students watches and bans even the warching of Comedy Central.
Yes, one must not hear the comedy/views of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert because it might lead them astray. She was kicked out even though she agreed to participate in their bogus anti-gay counseling. She then got a bill for $6000 from the so called university, even though her tution should have been covered by federal grants and loans.
III. A Catholic school teacher in California lost her job because of domestic abuse. No, she didn't committ it, her ex-husband did. Her ex-husband showed up at her school, in violation of a restraining order.So Carie Charlesworth was fired from Catholic Holy Trinity School.
What is really amazing about this (besides the fact that they showed so little loyality and concern about her) is that the Catholic Church will go all out to protect and shuffle around priests who are suspected or have committed child molestation. Maybe Carie Charlesworth should have only molested one of the kids in her care, then she would still have a job.