Miami Archdiocese: If You Say You Back Gay Marriage, You Will Be Terminated

Via Miami’s NBC affiliate:

The Archdiocese of Miami is warning employees that they could be fired for any conduct that is “inconsistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church” in the wake of the start of same-sex marriages in Florida. The letter, from Archbishop Thomas Wenski, told employees that “because of the Church’s particular function in society, certain conduct, inconsistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church, could lead to disciplinary action, including termination, even if it occurs outside the normal working day and outside the strict confines of work performed by the employee for the Archdiocese.” Wenski’s letter also warned employees that the conduct requirements also extend to the Internet. “Employees should exercise discretion when posting on social media sites, and note that online activity indicative of prohibitive behaviors may subject an employee to disciplinary action or termination,” it read.

The Archdiocese of Miami encompasses 118 parishes and missions across Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties and claims 1.3 million parishioners. It operates 73 elementary and high schools, two hospitals, two seminaries, nine health care centers, and three senior living centers. Its two colleges, St. Thomas University and Barry University, have a combined enrollment of over 13,000 students with more than 1000 faculty members and administrative staffers.  (Tipped by JMG reader Str8 Grandmother)

UPDATE: A representative of Barry University writes: “Unlike St. Thomas University, Barry University is not owned or operated by, nor is it not a sponsored institution of, the Archdiocese of Miami. Barry University was founded and continues to be sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan. Barry University is an independent 501(c) (3) organization and has an independent Board of Trustees.” My information came via Wikipedia.