The article I found from USA Today titled - The article I found from USA Today titled \u201cDepartment of Justice sides with Indiana Catholic school

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The article I found from USA Today titled, “Department of Justice sides with Indiana Catholic school that fired gay teacher over same-sex marriage.” As the title states, a catholic school teacher, Joshua Payne- Elliot, was fired because of his marriage to his husband. The firing stemmed from when the Archdiocese of Indianapolis threatened to cut ties from the High School due to the employment of Mr. Payne-Elliot. The school decided to split from the archdiocese, but fired Payne-Elliot anyway. There are a couple dilemmas in this article. First the matter of it being morally right or wrong for the teacher to have been fired for his sexual orientation. Second, was the church justified in doing so because of the cultural values set in place by their religious views? An ethical matter at hand is cultural relativism, because in America now, there so many different cultures colliding with each other. In this case, there is the established culture that comes along with the catholic religion. Then there is the ever-evolving modern culture, in which things like same sex, transgender, and interracial marriage are so prevalent. The trouble is also that intolerance with respect to homosexuality is built into the religious beliefs of Catholicism. The other problem is that there is a legitimate argument that the church is justified in their decisions under the first amendment claiming the separation of church and state in regards to the lawsuit against the archdiocese. This poses the question that if something is protected under our United States Constitution, whether immoral or not, can it be justifiably argued? - school-fired-gay-teacher/3461426001/

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