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Australia: Teacher Fired for Being a Lesbian

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A teacher at a Christian school who came out as gay [sic] and was sacked has spoken out as the government prepares a new draft of the controversial Religious Discrimination Bill.

Steph Lentz said she began teaching at Covenant Christian School in the Sydney suburb of Belrose in 2017. She said it was her first job out of university.Advertisements

“I was employed there until January this year when I was sacked after I came out to the school,” Lentz told ABC Radio National.

“I was in a heterosexual marriage [when I started there]. Growing up in a very conservative Protestant environment, I believed for a long time heterosexual marriage was the only option for lifelong companionship.

“It was after the breakdown of my marriage and some real reflection and soul searching that I first came out to myself. I also shared this with my family.”

Lentz said she wanted to be honest with the school about her “affirming view of homosexual people and relationships.”

“I felt that in the spirit of integrity and to honour the agreement I was under, I informed the school,” she said.

“[My view] that it’s okay to be gay, God doesn’t have a problem with it [and] Christian schools need queer people of faith to be models for students and families.

“But that didn’t gel with the school I was teaching at.”

In a letter, the school told Steph Lentz she’d failed to affirm the school’s Statement of Belief. That statement includes the “immorality” of “homosexual practices”.

Continue reading: https://qnews.com.au/lesbian-teacher-speaks-out-after-firing-from-religious-school/ (source)

U.S: Lesbian music teacher outed to her bosses and then fired

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On October 2, administrators at Covenant Christian School in Palm Beach, Florida, summoned part-time musical theater teacher Monica Toro Lisciandro to tell her that someone had anonymously called the school accuse her of being in a relationship with a woman, attending a Pride festival, and hosting an LGBTQ group in her private acting studio.

“Well, it’s true,” Lisciandro replied. Soon after, the school fired her even though she had taught there for the last three years and was in the middle of directing the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The school then informed parents via letter that she’d no longer be teaching due to “personal reasons.”

Continue reading: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/
2019/10/musical-theater-teacher-outed-bosses-fired-immediately/
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