Gay teacher in Ohio knew engagement would cost job

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A gay teacher at a Roman Catholic
school in Ohio says he knew that announcing his engagement would mean
he’d be forced to leave his job.
Brian Panetta says he had hoped
to step down as band and choir director at Sandusky Central Catholic
School at the end of the school year.
But he says the school forced him to resign last week right after he told administrators about the
engagement to another man.
The
Catholic Diocese of Toledo says it’s backing the school’s decision "in
light of the Church’s clear teaching on sacred marriage."
The Sandusky Register (http://bit.ly/1aiYOOk )
reports that a group of the school’s alumni has taken to social media
to oppose the move and is asking for Panetta to be brought back.
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SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A gay teacher at a Roman Catholic
school in Ohio says he knew that announcing his engagement would mean
he’d be forced to leave his job.
Brian Panetta says he had hoped
to step down as band and choir director at Sandusky Central Catholic
School at the end of the school year.
But he says the school forced him to resign last week right after he told administrators about the
engagement to another man.
The
Catholic Diocese of Toledo says it’s backing the school’s decision "in
light of the Church’s clear teaching on sacred marriage."
The Sandusky Register (http://bit.ly/1aiYOOk )
reports that a group of the school’s alumni has taken to social media
to oppose the move and is asking for Panetta to be brought back.
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Information from: Sandusky Register, http://www.sanduskyregister.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=frontpage?frontpage

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.