The Loretto High School drama teacher fired last month for volunteering at a Planned Parenthood clinic has reached a settlement with the Catholic all-girls school, attorneys for the teacher and school said Friday.
Marie Bain of Sacramento, who alleged last week that her termination was a case of religious and sexual discrimination and a violation of free speech rights, will receive compensation from the school, but neither side would disclose how much.
Bain and Loretto administrators said they hoped the settlement would end a controversy that has ensnared the school since Bishop William K. Weigand ordered Bain’s firing in October. Weigand said Bain’s affiliation with the clinic set a poor example for students.
As part of the agreement, Bain said she would not file suit against Weigand, the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento or others involved in her dismissal. Bain had not actually filed any lawsuit, but in lodging complaints with state labor agencies had taken preliminary steps. [Source]
Well that is about par for the course. A women who who lead other women into an abortuary to have their child killed gets compensated for it by the school. I wonder if the insurance company is part of the payoff or whether this will be used from the tuition? Judging from a distance at how the school has treated the whole situation obviously there heart was not in any kind of battle – unless it is against a faithful Catholic mother and her daughter. “For Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Obviously it was more important to avoid a lawsuit then defending their right to fire somebody because of grave scandal. The whole thing about religious des crimination is ridiculous since this would mean that an individual’s religious beliefs can trump the schools religious belief. She would contend that she has the right to act on her religious beliefs, but that the diocese could not act on theirs.
I do wonder if the school had fired a Nazi concentration camp guard if they also would have received compensation?