Apr 132011

By Daniel Mallett

So a taxpayer funded public institution in Alberta gets away with discriminatory employment because they’re Catholic. Hooray for religion! You rock! http://www.edmontonsun.com/comment/columnists/mindelle_jacobs/2011/04/11/17954591.html What is really creepy is the following statement that implies there is nothing wrong with being transgender so long as nobody knows:

“It’s not acceptable to demonstrably let that be known to the community as part of your engagement within our organization,” he said. Kind of like ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ I guess. 

Does this not reminisce of the pedophilia scandal? It’s not a problem so long as nobody knows. I can’t put it much better than the commenter on this article:

Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools superintendent David Keohane knows all about turning a blind eye hey? That’s what catholics do. They also feel quite absolved after they confess their sins to a ‘priest’. The catholic system should be turfed. Shelby Mack, April 12th 2011, 9:40am 

It is the 21st century people! This is our tax money at work?!?