Here is a story that caught my interest, if for no other reason that it leaves me somewhat conflicted. Today at MSNBC.com posted about a Florida “Teacher fired for premarital sex”. She worked at Southland Christian School, and her troubles started when she requested maternity leave.
I have no doubt that a court will probably rule against the school, since enforcing the religion of secular humanism upon every citizen in this country is what the courts seem to do best. However, it seems to me quite clear that a religious organization should be able to enforce its own rules. And, yes, a “Christian school” should be considered thus. That’s what parents pay extra money for.
She also seems to have no qualms taking her brethren to court. It seems all around she doesn’t seem inclined to set a good example, thus justifying the dismissal.
It equally seems odd to me that she would have been taken aback by any of this. Why would it be a surprise that a Christian school uphold its teachers to a certain level of conduct?
Having said all that, does the punishment fit the crime in this case? Is dismissal an overreaction? Where’s forgiveness in all of this?
I know in advance that some will point to the woman caught in adultery in John 8 as a parallel. I submit to you that it is not the same situation.