Tuesday, 9 April 2013



 Doctors, lawyers, and other professionals have to, are forced to abide strictly by a "Code of Ethics" otherwise they loose their license to practice, why should this be a problem when Catholic teachers or other Catholic staff are required to follow the Catholic Code of Ethics?

‘To Teach Here, Promise You Will Never Do Anything We Think is Immoral’

‘To Teach Here, Promise You Will Never Do Anything We Think is Immoral’

A Catholic school in Lafayette, Louisiana is forcing its teachers to sign a morality clause that asks them not to take birth control, marry outside the church, or engage in homosexual activity. They must also pledge not to cohabitate with their partners or get pregnant before marriage, and they must also speak out against abortion. This clause is a new part of the teachers’ contracts at the order of the Diocese of Lafayette and is affecting teachers at Our Lady of Fatima School.

Some teachers are, understandably, outraged at this addition to their contract. One teacher who is an open lesbian, Jane Riviere, has decided to leave the school at the end of the year, despite her love for her students, coworkers and the school itself. Riviere said, “Fatima School did not ask me to leave. It was because I could not sign my contract and be honest to its content… The leadership was very respectful, compassionate and understanding during this process… I love this school and wish all the best to everyone involved. While I do not agree, I accept the position of the Diocese.” Only time will tell if other teachers will follow in her footsteps.

Parents are also unhappy with this decision. School Council President, Jaci Russo, stated in an open letter to the principal of the school that it’s a good thing lying wasn’t mentioned in the morality clause:

I believe that the new Diocesan morality clause is flawed in many ways. By listing these “sins”, a number of teachers are forced to either lie about who they are, or deny the things they may have done in order to keep their jobs at Fatima. This is a travesty, as I know there are teachers who have had children out of wedlock and are divorced and remarried without annulment, yet they signed the clause and continue to teach.

Diocese director of human resources, Maureen Fontenot, made a statement saying that it is not the policy of the Diocese of Lafayette to discuss the terms and conditions of contracts.

Putting the “morality” of teachers before their teaching ability is detrimental to students’ education. School administrators at Our Lady of Fatima School would clearly rather have teachers who can’t teach but who fit into their definition of “moral” than excellent teachers who openly admit that they participate in the stated prohibited activities outside of school, none of which impact the teachers’ ability to teach whatsoever. The private lives of teachers should remain private as long as it doesn’t affect their teaching ability, yet the Diocese of Lafayette clearly believes otherwise.

Unfortunately, even though this morality clause is immoral in many ways, it is probably not illegal, according to LSU law professor William Corbett. He said:

Some states actually do have state employment discrimination laws that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, about 24, 25 states have state laws that say that. Louisiana’s does not. Louisiana’s state employment discrimination law covers all the grounds covered by Federal law, and a few others, but not sexual orientation… It’s been proposed at the Federal level a number of times to amend the Federal employment discrimination statue to include prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. It’s come very close to passage, but never quite made it.

However, despite the legality of the clause, it seems counterintuitive for a school to drive away good teachers because of it. It also seems counterintuitive for an institution so intertwined with the Catholic faith. As Jaci Russo stated in her letter, “In the New Testament, Jesus says, ‘I did not come to call the virtuous, but the sinners.’ If we removed all sinners from our school there would be no faculty left to teach the students and no parents to enroll their children.”

The bottom line is that keeping this morality clause as part of teacher contracts at Our Lady of Fatima would not only be detrimental to students’ education, but is also immoral in and of itself. If you want to do something about this issue, sign this petition and tell Our Lady of Fatima School to remove the morality clause from their contract.

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 My observation

Even Hollywood, Bollywood, the French Academy, the local and national government establishment, and corporations that run them (including prostitution networks) have written or oral contracts with laid out conditions that are agreed upon by those entering into any such specific contract, so why is it that when it concerns religion, it should make any difference at all or cause any scandal???????

It makes a difference only when Atheists are in control of our governmments and want to IMPOSE and DICTATE their will and their Godlessness upon the rest of us.  This is called ATHEIST SUPREMACISM!



How to 'clean up' online to land that job

Controversial Tweets can haunt any web user - with 70% of recruiters having turned down employees due to posts online. Here's how to stay private.

The controversy around Tweets posted by Britain’s first youth police commissioner, Paris Brown, highlights a growing problem for young workers - how to get rid of embarrassing material they or others have posted online.

The Tweets posted by Brown, 17, date from when she was aged between 14 and 16 - and contained homophobic statements, as well as references to drugs.

The problem of posts ‘haunting’ people is not restricted to public figures, though - with research from Microsoft showing that 70% of recruiters have turned potential employees down due to controversial material that has shown up in web searches.

More than half of UK adults would remove everything they had ever posted online about themselves if they could, according to a survey conducted by Norton by Symantec in 2011.

Thankfully, 'pruning' your own online reputation is a lot easier than many people imagine - a few basic steps can ‘police’ your profile on sites such as Twitter and Facebook, simply by adjusting privacy settings, or hiding and deleting unwanted posts.

Below are some tips from security experts at Yahoo! and Norton by Symantec.

There are ways to hide embarrassing posts or photos on blogs and other sites, even without their owners agreeing to delete them, says Yahoo! technology expert Becky Worley.

The best tactic in this situation is ‘flooding’ Google with results that push unwanted ones down.

“Take solace from the fact that 97% of searchers never look beyond the first 3 pages of search results,” says Worley in a detailed video guide here. “If you can push the negative results down by posting positive or neutral information that's more current or has more appeal to search engines, you'll win the battle 97% of the time.”

Worley suggests creating a Google Plus profile with information you want employers to see, as Google searches tend to rank its own social network highly - and creating a LinkedIn profile with job information. Filling both of these with information about your skills is a useful first step.

Worley recommends creating profiles on other social sites to ensure a 'managed' public profile - and sending information to school and university sites to ensure profiles there are up to date.

Norton's security experts recommend using image and blog search functions to ensure you stay on top of information posted about you - and warns against posting any details about political or religious beliefs. Sections for religion or political leanings are part of profiles on many social sites including Facebook.

Norton also warns not to trust privacy settings on social networks - as these may change.

Managing friends lists can also be a good way to control what is posted online - so that, for instance, you can control who mentions you, or tags you in images.

“Do not rely on default privacy settings,” says the company. “Review the privacy controls offered by the social networking sites you use and determine what’s right for you. These controls are still evolving and providing more choices. Continue evaluating them over time.”

“Regularly evaluate the social networks and online services that you actively use.  Cancel the ones you don’t. Regularly review the lists of people you’re connected to online.  Keep your lists of friends, linked organisations and associations current and ensure you’re happy with your connections.”

[Related link: Look for a new job today]
My observation
 It is my experience in London that you stand more chances to get a job or keep your job or obtain any entitled service from your own national or local government if you ACCEPT HOMOSEXUALITY AND ISRAEL AND NEVER CRITICISE THEM!

1 comment:

  1. Kate Bates
    I notice the church is like the state, it demands more from the laity than from the hierarchy.(while the government demands more from vulnerable taxpayers than from influential aristocrats (or whatever they'are called in our "classless" society.