Weaver95: Well, it is their club house so they get to set the rules. Is it kinda bullshiat? Maybe. But thems the rules if your boss is a religious organization. Firing a pregnant woman isn't a very kind thing to do tho. It's rather mean spirited IMHO.
Darth_Lukecash: Pocket Ninja: Single mother? She was married, she just hadn't consummated the marriage yet. Which I guess could technically mean that her marriage wasn't official, making her "unwed," but that's a pretty fine hair to split. One could say that her husband was a cuckold, I suppose, but since she didn't technically have sex to conceive her child, that, too, is a difficult distinction to apply. The easiest accusation would be to say that her child is a bastard, but if it's the potential bastard status that makes this teacher unemployable, one would think the school would have to wait for her to have the child first. At least, if they wanted to be completely within the rules. Rules seem to be pretty important here, so I'd think they'd want that.Of course, even the bastard issue is trumped by the virginity. So if this teacher wanted to keep her job, she could conceivably submit to a virginity exam, perhaps administered by the school headmaster. Virginity is important to them, so I'd imagine he's trained in the administration of said exam. If she proves to be a virgin, she should be allowed to keep her job. And I'd think that knowing one of their teachers was about to give birth to the second Messiah would be a real perk to the school, something they could use for future fundraisers and enrollment drives. You'd think they'd want to hold onto that.On that note, there are, out there, speakers who offer their audience the opportunity to become born again virgins. That may have some potential application here as well, if for some reason this young woman couldn't pass the exam.Mary and Joseph were engaged, not married, when she became pregnant. Joseph ended up marrying her anyway.
nmrsnr: Belias: nmrsnr: Virgin pregnancies are actually possible naturallyWhat is this I don't evenI guess it depends on what you mean by "virgin", but (to keep it mature and scientific) if a dude blows his wad all over woman's lady bits, his little swimmers can maek babby even if his dongle never touches her vagoo.
Belias: nmrsnr: Virgin pregnancies are actually possible naturallyWhat is this I don't even
Magorn: Put on his Extreme Lawyer hat: Unless the school is taking active steps to verify that men are not having sex as well (say 24-hour video surveillance or chastity belts that work like ankle monitors) It seems that this particular morality clause only affects women, and is, therefore a "facially neutral policy with a disparate impact on a protected class", and as such may be grounds for a Title VII -based lawsuit for employment discrimination
DoctorWhat: What do you expect at a school named Butt Central?
clear_prop: I went to a Catholic HS. Girls that got pregnant were kicked out. Girls that had an abortion were allowed to stay.
profplump: Weaver95: But thems the rules if your boss is a religious organization.Which is a practice we should stop immediately. We'd never tolerate "we don't hire blacks because our boss preaches against blacks" -- why on earth do we tolerate it for this sort of thing?
Weaver95: But thems the rules if your boss is a religious organization.
Bit'O'Gristle: rocketpants: Because having an unemployed single mother is what's best for the child./Funny you say that...there was a story years ago about a couple that were in "good standing" whatever that means, i guess that means "good mindless sheep" with the church, and they had a little girl. Anyway, turns out the girl was allergic to whatever the wafer was made of (rice? wheat?) that you have to eat during communion. She could have a horrible reaction to it, and die. Anyway, they asked their priest if he could substitute something else, as it was just a symbol of "the body of christ" and not actually crists's flesh, that would be odd, and sick. Anyway, the priest sent this request all the way up the derp food chain, and the family was told, "NO, we cannot do this".So, in essence, since she couldn't take communion, she was hell bound by the churches rules, even though she had done nothing wrong, and was only 5 or so years old. If i remember right, the Baptists took the family in after the family wised up and told the Catholic Church to stick it up their old tan tailpipe. You farkers can look up the story if you wish, was a long time ago, but that is what i remember of it.
Cyberluddite: if porn had existed back then, apparently she and Joseph could've starred in one of those "cuckold" videos.
Weaver95: It's rather mean spirited IMHO.
scottydoesntknow: Weaver95: Well, it is their club house so they get to set the rules. Is it kinda bullshiat? Maybe. But thems the rules if your boss is a religious organization. Firing a pregnant woman isn't a very kind thing to do tho. It's rather mean spirited IMHO.Yea, but she's a whore, and Jesus didn't hang out with no whores.Wait, what? He did? Well shiat!
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