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High School Students Protest Firing Of Lesbian Teacher

ColumbusBishop Watterson Catholic High School physical education teacher Carla Hale met with the school's principal this past Wednesday for the first time since she was wrongly fired earlier this month. Post-meeting, the principal, Marian Hutson, said she supports the decision to dismiss the teacher, who had taught at the school for 19 years. Hale is fighting the outrageous termination and has filed a grievence. Meeting with Hutson is the first step in the grievence process.

Yesterday, Bishop Watterson students from protested the teacher's firing outside the offices of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. The Columbus Dispatch reports:

As cars passed the offices on Gay Street, the students held poster-board signs with messages: “ Come together,” “We are all children of God” and “#halestorm,” the Twitter hashtag used to support Hale. Many wore rainbow ribbons or buttons incorporating an equals sign into the Watterson crest. Senior Zac Simmons said he was demonstrating because he wanted his voice to be heard. “She’d always be there for us, and I just want to be there for her,” he said of Hale.

AnonWatch video of the protest, AFTER THE JUMP.

The hacktivist group Anonymous has also become a part of the story. They've posted a video in which they urge the Columbus Ohio Diocese to give Hale back her job. Watch the Anonymous video, AFTER THE JUMP.

More than 63,000 have signed the online petition asking to reinstate Hale. You can sign it yourself here.

 

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  1. A very similar story happened a couple of weeks earlier in Lafayette, LA and got no coverage. http://www.katc.com/news/new-morality-clause-ends-one-teacher-s-career-at-fatima/

    Posted by: Scott_D | Apr 27, 2013 4:31:32 PM


  2. I'm proud of those young Americans who are trying to teach an old Roman Catholic Church that we believe in EQUALITY.

    Posted by: andrew | Apr 27, 2013 5:06:59 PM


  3. I recognize that tunnel in the anonymous video. It's near the London Dungeon in Southwark, London. Cool. Very hip part of london. So, we've got some british friends at anonymous.

    Posted by: woody | Apr 27, 2013 5:07:12 PM


  4. I recognize that tunnel in the anonymous video. It's near the London Dungeon in Southwark, London. Cool. Very hip part of london. So, we've got some british friends at anonymous.

    Posted by: woody | Apr 27, 2013 5:07:15 PM


  5. Uh oh. Anonymous is after them as well as the kids. Watch out RCC! :)

    Posted by: Gigi | Apr 27, 2013 5:17:02 PM


  6. Teenagers are whacky. They need a new fad to consume them.

    Posted by: JG | Apr 27, 2013 9:18:40 PM


  7. The aspect ratio on the Columbus video is wrong. It's stretched in the horizontal direction. Happens all the time. Usually on a TV in the doctor's office. Or, surprisingly, on half the video monitors at Trinity church.

    Posted by: emjayay | Apr 28, 2013 12:08:28 AM


  8. These students are angels! THANK YOU for standing up for compassion, kindness and fairness. I'm proud to kow you kids are the leaders of our future.

    Posted by: Johnny | Apr 28, 2013 7:38:34 AM


  9. Old Catholics need to just die already. No joke.

    Posted by: Melton | Apr 28, 2013 7:41:29 AM


  10. @JG

    I agree, how about Equality for ALL!

    Posted by: popesajoke | Apr 28, 2013 9:08:29 PM


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