A few days ago the local news station reported that a catholic school withdrew a job offer from a counselor because she said she was gay and planning to marry her partner. Naturally, there was public outcry and protesting. My reaction was: of course they don’t want to hire her, it’s a church that doesn’t believe in the lifestyle. The next day, the school changed their policy to include LGBT employees and everybody is happy. I’m pretty sure they just didn’t want to get sued. It makes me sad to see that this church so quickly changed its mind and gave in to the pressure that the public put on them.
The woman has now decided not to take the job but the mayor and alumni of the school are ‘disappointed’ in the school’s reaction to the situation. They expected the church to react like the world would have and not discriminate. But the church did not do it to discriminate but to assure parents and students that their school would be one in which ‘the world’ did not invade. And now it has.
What would Jesus do? Jesus wants us to love one another, as I have repeatedly stated in my other posts. So should the church keep gay teachers and boy scout leaders out of our churches and christian groups? Or should we include them so that we can show them our love and set a good example to lead them to Christ? I’m not sure. You have to decide that for yourself in prayer.