A kindergarten teacher in Queensland has lost her job. Not really news in itself, except that the school has been accused of sacking her because she became pregnant, and is unmarried.
The school’s principal has declined to comment on the actual reasons for the sacking, except to remind us that:
As a Christian College we require that all staff have, and demonstrate, a faith and lifestyle consistent with the Christian beliefs taught here.
Hear, hear! I, too, hope that the staff live a life consistent with Christian ideals. You know, like, giving people second chances, and recognising that people aren’t perfect, and turning the other cheek, and giving people what they ask for, and treating people how you would like to be treated. I think the principal can hold his head high on those counts.
But then again…
Maybe the staff should be attempting to kill their children because god told them to, or stoning witches, or destroying perfectly good fig trees, or throwing hissy fits at enterprising capitalists, or severely limiting masturbatory abilities, or making jogging more tedious than it already is, or providing rather stupid legal advice.
It’s all so confusing.