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Benedictine University ousts lesbian administrator

Catholic World News - November 11, 2010

Benedictine University in Springfield, Illinois, has dismissed an administrator whose same-sex marriage was announced in the local newspaper.

Laine Tadlock, who had headed the Catholic school’s education program, says that top administrators were aware of her lesbian relationship, but took action only after she and her partner traveled to Iowa to gain legal recognition for their union. The school’s president, William Carroll, then wrote to inform Tadlock that she had “significantly disregarded and flouted core religious beliefs which, as a Catholic institution, it is our mission to uphold.”

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  • Posted by: Obregon - Nov. 12, 2010 12:46 AM ET USA

    Gee, if the Benedictine University knew clearly who the administrator is, why did they consent to her having such a position of authority at a "catholic" university?

  • Posted by: GymK - Nov. 11, 2010 6:02 PM ET USA

    Sooo... Just "don't ask, don't tell" and we will let you pollute the minds of our children. But if you go public, well, that would embarass us and we'll be forced to do something.

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