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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! Some Catholic schools are dead serious when it come to obeying God's laws. I went to a Catholic school but the officials at the school weren't too strict so there were certain things that you could have gotten away with. One of my teachers got pregnant while unwed and she just got a congratulations and a temporary pregnancy leave. But that wasn't the case for a school teacher from Butte Central Catholic Elementary School in Montana. Instead, she got fired.

USA Today reports that Shaela Evenson, a literature and physical education teacher to sixth, seventh, and eighth-graders, was fired from a private school in Butte after the diocese received an anonymous letter informing them of the pregnancy. "It's a sensitive issue, and it's unfortunate all around," the superintendent says. "The Catholic moral teaching is that the sacrament of marriage is a holy union between a man and a woman. And we certainly believe and we teach our children who attend our schools about the sacrament of marriage." Her lawyer plans to seek a civil rights charge against Butte Central Catholic Elementary School. 

"The diocese doesn't investigate the personal lives of its employees, but it was forced to act when it learned about the pregnancy," Diocese spokesman Dan Bartleson said.

"A Catholic school teacher enters into an agreement not only with the district but with parents and teachers ... to follow a lifestyle in line with Catholic teachings," Bartleson said.

Was the school right for firing Evenson who reportedly worked at the school for 9 years? Well.....Kind of. The school is trying to set an example and by them punishing the "immoral" activities of Evenson then they are technically doing the right thing. But some local Catholics have complained about the firing, saying it goes against the message of Pope Francis, who baptized the child of unmarried parents in the Sistine Chapel last month. So if the Pope can baptize unmarried parents then why can't the school forgive Evenson. The Bible preaches forgiveness and mercy on others but the school teaches scorn. You can look at it as setting both a bad and good example but at the end of the day Evenson is now pregnant and  unemployed. Good job diocese!! GOOD JOB!! [sarcasm]. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed