Catholic school fires assistant principal for supporting marriage equality

AP

A Catholic school assistant principal was fired today over comments he made on his blog in support of marriage equality.

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati fired Mike Moroski from Purcell Marian High School, telling him in a termination letter that he had shown “poor judgment” and violated the teachings of the Catholic Church, archdiocese spokesman Dan Andriacco said.

Moroski had anticipated the move after refusing to take down the blog post and hiring an attorney.

Moroski told The Cincinnati Enquirer last week that he was following his conscience when he wrote about his support of same-sex marriage.

He said he knew the post violated the social media policy but doesn’t feel that he violated the teachings of the church.

“I put it up there because I really truly honestly believe it,” he said. “I’m absolutely willing to lose my job over this. The only difficult thing for me now is the students.”

Moroski, who is married and lives in downtown Cincinnati, signed a contract every year that requires him to “comply with and act consistently in accordance with the stated philosophy and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.”

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