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Woman impregnated by artificial insemination canned by church

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Thoughts?

    So would Mary get shit-canned? Prolly!
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    From the Cinci Enquirer story:

    Initially, the Archdiocese fired her for being single and pregnant. After it learned that could violate federal and state anti-discrimination laws, it fired her for being artificially inseminated, considered a “gravely immoral” act by the Roman Catholic Church.

    Yeah, no problem here, eh?
  4. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Moral problem or legal problem?

    I have a problem with their morality, but it should be legal.
  5. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    From a moral perspective: as if I needed another reason that underlies why I'm a "lapsed Catholic" at best.
  6. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    The Catholic Church - still not ready for the 20th 17th 15th 10th century.....
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The fact that their first attempt was illegal should be a pretty good sign of what their intentions were.
  8. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I don't mean to take this into a political direction at all.... but I find it kind of fascinating that Rick Santorum isn't doing particularly well among Catholics.

    I think we've reached the point where a huge percentage of Catholics think strict Catholicism is absurd. There was one poll I saw a few weeks ago that said 99% of women had used birth control, but among Catholic women that number plummeted... to 98%.
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    You can fire a teacher for getting knocked up out of wedlock. It's a morality clause, and many people brought it up here justifying the suspension of a certain Steeler quarterback.

    I think it was horseshit then, and I think it's horseshit here.
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  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    One slight issue: The certain Steeler quarterback, at least for the first few years of his career, wasn't allowed to choose his employer.
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I would love to see this go to court and the woman's lawyer call as a witness another school employee, one who went through IVF (or other medically aided means) with her husband because they couldn't conceive otherwise, and continues to work at the school. Given the percentages of such occurrence in the population at large, I'm guessing there has been one somewhere along the line.
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