Ohio Teacher Fired
An Ohio high school math teacher is suing to get his job back after being fired by the Catholic high school he worked for. Archdiocese officials said that Sy Goldberg, who is Jewish, was observed eating a corned beef sandwich for lunch on a Friday during Lent. According to Roman Catholic Church teachings, the eating of meat on Fridays is not allowed during the season of lent. A spokesman for Our Bleeding Heart of the Baby Jesus High School, confirmed that Goldberg was let go after an anonymous email with attached photo of Goldberg eating the sandwich, was sent to the Archbishop.
"We cannot have employees who do not follow the teachings of the Catholic Church influencing our students."
Mr. Goldberg confirmed that he did indeed eat a delicious corned beef on rye, with mustard, on the Friday in question, in full view of some students.
Sounds stupid, doesn't it? It is stupid, and wholly made up by me. However, it isn't any more stupid than the real news story as reported here by the Journal Star.Com.
A gay teacher who said she was fired by an Ohio Catholic school after
her mother's published obituary included the name of her partner, is
fighting to get her job back.
Carla Hale, 57, said she was told she was being let go because her relationship is against teachings of the church. Hale said she was fired during Holy Week in March after an anonymous
letter sent to school administrators drew attention to the obituary
published in The Columbus Dispatch.
A copy of the letter provided by her attorney was signed "a concerned parent."
daughter came home and told me that one of the gym teacher's mother had
died," the letter said. "She asked me to pray for her. When we looked
in the obituaries, I was shocked by what I saw. It had her teacher's
name and that of her `spouse' listed. It was two females!"
Hale, who is Methodist, was informed about two weeks after her mother's death that the school was investigating. Hale had been teaching at the school for 19 years... Read more here