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letters | Fontbonne Academy rescinds job offer to gay cook

Discrimination against gays betrays church’s social values

I WAS both profoundly saddened and very angry to read Milton Valencia’s excellent article about Fontbonne Academy’s rescinding a job offer to Matthew Barrett, apparently because he is married to a man (“Bias alleged over same-sex marriage,” Page A1, Jan. 30). I am a proud 1961 graduate of Matignon High, a Roman Catholic high school run by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Much of my social justice conscience was formed by those sisters. I am appalled and ashamed that members of this order would discriminate against a man who was offered a job and then take it away due to his private life.

The first thing that came into my mind after reading the article was what Pope Francis famously said when asked about gay priests: “Who am I to judge?” None of us should be judging.

Gail F. Leclerc


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