A Catholic School in Miami is making headlines after firing one of their female teachers who married another woman. Jocelyn Morffi was fired just one day after she says she married the love of her life.
Following her dismissal from the school, Morffi took to Instagram to share her side of the story. She wrote, "This weekend I married the love of my life and unfortunately I was terminated from my job as a result. In their eyes I’m not the right kind of Catholic for my choice in partner.”
Morffi had worked at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami for seven years before her termination. The school principal sent out a letter to parents letting them know about the “difficult and necessary decision” to fire her.
According to ABC News, the letter did not include any insight as to why she was terminated. The short memo only stated that “she is no longer teaching at our school.”
According to a Miami Archdiocese, Morffi broke the contract she originally signed when she was hired at the Catholic school. The contract included a “Standards of Conduct,” which states employees must “conduct themselves in a moral and ethical manner consistent with Catholic principles.”
The contract also states, “because of the Church's particular function in society, certain conduct, inconsistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church, could lead to disciplinary action, including termination, even if it occurs outside the normal working day and outside the strict confines of work performed by the employee for the Archdiocese."
Parents at the school are outraged at the way the school is handling this and feel it is unfair to the former teacher. Parents banded together outside of the school on Friday morning to express their disapproval toward this situation.
"You know, to be a Catholic, you're taught to be forgiving. But if you're gay, forget about it," said Cynthia Cini, a parent from the school said. "Love is love."
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think she should have been fired as well? Let us know! In other recent news, an NFL linebacker is making headlines after being arrested on domestic assault charges.