‘Not the right kind of Catholic’: Private school teacher fired days after same-sex wedding

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Moriah Balingit

Jocelyn Morffi and Natasha Hass had booked the Key Largo Lighthouse estate for three days starting Feb. 2, turning their wedding day into a wedding weekend.

They had a welcome bash at the Florida wedding venue on Friday, a goodbye barbecue on Sunday and their seaside nuptials in between.

The women relayed important messages to their loved ones through their wedding website: Wear semiformal attire, contribute to the honeymoon fund instead of buying gifts and, of course, use the hashtag #MorffiHassTheKeys.

Morffi’s messages were more somber a few days later. On Instagram, she explained to family, friends and anyone else who wondered why she hadn’t shown up at Miami’s Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, where she had been a first-grade teacher for seven years.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. @OP – ‘Not the right kind of Catholic’:
    Private school teacher fired days after same-sex wedding

    It’s a Catholic institution – Only sheeple and hypocrites should apply for employment!

    @OP link ;- It said every person employed by the church — regardless of whether that person is a practicing Catholic — is expected to abide by Catholic teaching, including the church’s opposition to same-sex marriage.

    The letter said employees who didn’t obey could be punished, even terminated, for such activities “even if it occurs outside the normal working day and outside the strict confines of work performed by the employee for the Archdiocese.”

    It also included wording that many likened to a don’t-ask-don’t-tell policy governing social media use:

    “Employees should exercise discretion when posting on social media sites, and note that online activity indicative of prohibitive behaviors may subject an employee to disciplinary action or termination.”

    Well as we know, the Catholic Church opposes contraception, but most Catholics ignore the Church and use it anyway! –
    But hey!
    Anyone who works in a Catholic establishment, needs to remember the hypocrisy clause, and pretend in public that dogmatic church “morality” (err bigotry) works for everyone in the real world!
    After all! Never mind the sexual health clinics and doctors!
    Those priests are the REAL experts on NORMAL sex!!! (allegedly)! 🙂

  2. I think that those two beautiful girls should give some serious thought to their religious beliefs. An organisation that vilifies what is perhaps the core of their being, does not deserve their loyalty and commitment. Jocelyn Morffi is well out of that situation. There are plenty of jobs in the world for good primary teachers!

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