Catholic League supports Archdiocese after firing of gay teacher teacher

Brebeuf chapel. (WTHR Photo)
Catholic League Reacts to School Decisions
Catholic League reaction to school decisions

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — We've heard a lot in the past week from those opposed to the Archdiocese decision to ask that two gay teachers be fired from their schools but very little in support of it — until today.

One man says if Catholics aren't speaking up now they are part of the problem.

The statement from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to cut ties with gay teachers at Brebeuf and Cathedral High schools is drawing support from the Catholic League in New York City.

"There are people who say the church should change it's teaching on LGBT. Okay fine. Guess what? It's not going to do so," said Ed Donohue in a phone interview from his office in New York City. "If you can't stomach that then find another religion quite frankly but don't sit there like a termite and eat away at the Catholic Church and say we are wrong and we are victimizing people."

In a recent Op Ed, he said the teachers knew what was required when they signed their contracts.

"You can't tell an institution that's 2,000 years old, which is rooted in Judaism, everything within the Catholic Church teachings on sexuality come from the old testament," said Donohue. "So if you want to say all of Western Civilization is wrong up until a week ago when this whole idea of gay marriage took place, you can make that argument. No one who seriously studied this issue will take that with anything more than a grain of salt."

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School elected to keep a gay teacher and split from the Archdiocese. Cathedral High School decided to fire a gay teacher.

"I just hope Catholics buck up. If you are on the side of the Archbishop and you don't speak up then you are part of the problem," he concluded.

Donohue also says the church did not investigate these two cases. In fact, he argues both were out on social media and therefore public knowledge and open violations of their contracts.