Supporters have rallied behind Principal Matthew Luttringer, who says he was fired for being gay and says he may sue. They accuse the Diocese of San Bernardino — which runs the school — of trying to remake it as a more conservative Catholic institution, at the expense of student diversity, academics and athletics. Diocese spokesman John Andrews denies all that, saying the diocese suspects fiscal mismanagement and fired Luttringer for poor performance.
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A Tennessee high school principal resigned on Thursday after telling gay students "you're going to hell" and a pregnant student "your life is over," according to student reports. The principal also allegedly demanded that students pray. At Haywood County schools, "physical contact" is a minor infraction, but during a school assembly on Feb. She also purportedly said gay students were "not on God's path" and were "ruining their lives.
Cahall was joined by D. In response, the quasi-religious, anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church has planned a protest June 9 and has reportedly called the school's celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people a "shame," according to NBC. On Twitter, the school's account has been retweeting positive responses to the principal's announcement.
Pete Cahall, the gay principal of D. The event, which was open to the public and the news media, was attended by then-D. Mayor Vincent Gray, who congratulated Cahall for coming out.
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The students held signs of protest and love in the bitter cold, hoping to change the future of one man and with him, the Catholic church. Instead, about 80 students demonstrated near the Archdiocese of Seattle to protest his departure, which came soon after the archbishop and school administrators learned that Zmuda had a husband. Their school closed early for winter break after hundreds of students — alerted by Twitter — walked out of class to call for his reinstatement, joined by their peers at Catholic schools in neighboring cities. They filled gym bleachers to overflowing.
Washington Blade photo by Michael Key. The Washington Post, which reached Cahall Friday afternoon, reported he was surprised and disappointed upon learning his contract would not be renewed. More than students and guests attending the Pride Day gathering cheered loudly when Cahall made his announcement.
When students at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, WA found out that their vice principal was being fired for marrying his same-sex partner, they rallied. Students walked out of class yesterday in protest, and today administrators cancelled school because of "snow. Via the Seattle Times :.