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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

And Today In Unintentional Irony

The Catholic Church in Florida, needless to say, has its cassocks twisted, what with coming out against same-sex marriage and being ignored by the courts and all. This statement, from Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski, is choice:

The letter, from Archbishop Thomas Wenski, told employees that "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.”

Wenski’s letter also warned employees that the conduct requirements also extend to the Internet. “Employees should exercise discretion when posting on social media sites, and note that online activity indicative of prohibitive behaviors may subject an employee to disciplinary action or termination," it read.

"But where is the irony?" you ask. "This just seems like typical Catholic hierarchy overreach."

Well, yes, but get this:

Florida’s Catholic bishops have blasted a federal judge’s decision to overturn a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

The bishops claim it “threatens both religious liberty and the freedom of individuals to conscientiously object.”


Via Towleroad.

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