Miami Archbishop reminds diocesan employees: you could lose your job if you support gay ‘marriage’

by Lisa Bourne  |  published on January 8, 2015

Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski wasted no time reminding employees of his archdiocese of their call to fidelity to the Church in light of recent decision by a Florida judge to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples.

The archbishop issued a letter to Church employees explaining that public support for behavior in conflict with Catholic teaching, including via social media, could cost them their job.

“All employees should note 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,” the standard quoted in the letter states. “Even if it occurs outside the normal working day and outside the strict confines of work performed by the employee for the archdiocese.”

The conduct policy states as well that employees must use discretion when posting on social media sites and they should be aware that online activity which goes against the teachings of the Church could also result in discipline or termination.

Archbishop Wenski sent the letter in conjunction with a January 5 Florida Catholic Conference statement on the legalization of homosexual “marriage” in Florida, opening his message by telling employees the decisions by courts in Florida “have imposed the redefinition of marriage.”

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