Vancouver Catholic School "The Little Flower Academy" Tells Lesbian Teacher To Stay Home

Vancouver, Canada’s Catholic all- girl school “The Little Flower Academy”, (I’m not even going to make the joke that I can at this) told Lisa Reimer, a music teacher who in Decemeber disclosed her sexual orientation when she asked for leave because her partner was having a baby has been told to “to start working from home”.

“The principal told Reimer the administration had no concerns about her ability to teach but that many parents were worried about her potential influence on students, the Pride Network said. Reimer does not expect to have her contract renewed, the group said. In a news release late Wednesday, Little Flower Academy’s chair, Celso Boscariol, said he “was quite surprised” by Reimer’s statements…”Little Flower Academy is a publicly funded religious school,” said Steve LeBel of the Pride Education Network in a statement released by the group on Wednesday morning. ‘They are clearly discriminating against Ms. Reimer on the basis of her family status and sexual orientation. In 2010, it is absolutely unfathomable that any school would insinuate that students could be led into homosexuality by having a lesbian teacher, and then fire that teacher.'”

So here we go proving yet again how stupid and bigoted rich catholics are no matter what country they reside in.  At least now they will they have to shell out for the human rights violations and possible loss of public financing and their precious pampered daughters are learning firsthand how religious bigots treat LGBT people.


Will Kohler

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