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Lesbian teacher complains Catholic school fired her because of 'non-traditional' pregnancy

Catholic World News - September 03, 2014

A schoolteacher in Michigan has complained that she was dismissed from her job in a Catholic high school after she announced a “non-traditional” pregnancy.

Barbara Webb, who lives with a lesbian partner, told reporters that she was fired after she told school administrators that she was pregnant. She said that she was not asked how she became pregnant, but said it was “non-traditional.”

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  • Posted by: Bernadette - Sep. 04, 2014 5:37 PM ET USA

    I like that suggestion to use "natural" and "unnatural" when speaking of marriage and conception. Might help to make people think about just what they are doing. Of course, the term "natural law" seems to be something no longer in use nor understood, so maybe "natural" and "unnatural" would not be understood either. There just wouldn't be any stigma attached to their use. Ai, yi, yi, what is this world coming to? It's Alice in Wonderland! Nothing means what it is supposed to mean.

  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Sep. 03, 2014 9:43 PM ET USA

    These incidences keep popping up. It makes you wonder what kind of background checks the schools are running. Today most business hiring professionals check Facebook and other social media to learn more about the people they are hiring.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Sep. 03, 2014 7:35 PM ET USA

    Stop allowing people to use terms like "non-traditional" when the proper usage is "unnatural" or "artificial." Tradition is a nasty word to a log of people, which is why they use "nontraditional." It increases support for their unnatural lifestyle. Say "natural" marriage, too.

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