'No God' comment adds up to no job for fired math teacher
A math teacher fired from a Fort Dodge Catholic school because she joined an atheist website and noted on Facebook that she didn't believe in God said Friday she never imagined it would lead to her losing her job.
Now, there are many dimensions to this news. First of all, what is a person who doesn’t believe in God (a.k.a. atheist) working for a catholic school? Kind of hypocritical, if you ask me. On the other hand, our economy is not letting us to be picky when it comes to choose jobs. Whatever it is, my take is that such opinion is to be left to the person.
Second, isn’t the school overstepping its boundaries by digging on other people’s personal life? This reminds me of rule in my catholic school, “the school is not responsible for action committed out of it, but has the right to judge them”, very convenient. The teacher did not do anything in public, nor was promoting her lack of belief to the students. Is that a reason to punish her? Hell no.
On the other hand, what could the school have done? Do as if it didn’t know? Wouldn’t have been bad. Then wait until she starts proselytizing her views, and then punish her, since those are the rules that school has, rules she accepted when she took the job.
What could be more outrageous is that she is been denied unemployment benefits. Imagine, after her privacy is somehow violated, after she is judged by that in a pretty discriminatory way, she can’t collect unemployment benefits. Damn Catholics.
However, I can’t feel very bad for her. Even though she says she doesn’t want to work for another catholic school, she says that “she isn’t an atheist”, even though she just said she doesn’t believe in God. A little bit more consistency would have been nice