In contrast to the teacher at a Catholic school, here is a Catholic teacher at a public school also suing.
ST. MARYS DEANERY — A fourth grade teacher from the Coldwater Exempted Village School District has filed a federal suit against two teachers’ unions over the fact that her compulsory union fees are used to promote abortion and homosexuality.
Kathy Hart, who is Catholic, has been a teacher in the Ohio public school system since August 1996. Hart sued the state’s largest teacher union for forcing her to pay compulsory union dues that are used to fund union activities that violate her religious faith.
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation attorneys are providing Hart with free legal aid and filed the suit last month in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.
The NEA had agreed to allow her dues to go to a charity they mutually agreed on but the Ohio Education Association (OEA) refused to do so.
Hart’s case follows a case involving another Ohio teacher who won a federal district court ruling saying that requiring her to pay dues to the National Education Association is a violation of her First Amendment Rights.
Carol Katter, who is also Catholic, sued to stop being forced to fund the organization because her money would be used to promote abortion. Katter, who is a mathematics and language arts instructor in the St. Mary’s district of Columbus, indicated she was told her dues could go to a charity but OEA officials eventually told her they couldn’t disseminate her dues elsewhere, because she couldn’t prove that her Catholic faith went against her membership in the union.
Quite the legal dodge since the Catholic faith has no problem with the idea of unions, just the cooperation with evil that the dues are going to. I guess Teacher’s unions supporting homosexual acts and abortion is there doing there part to reduce teacher/student ratios in the classroom.