As gay marriage began across Miami-Dade County Monday afternoon, the Archdiocese issued a letter to its employees saying they could be fired for any conduct that is “inconsistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.”
The letter, from Archbishop Thomas Wenski, told employees that “All employees should note 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.”
Archbishop Wenski’s letter continued warning employees that the conduct requirements also extend to the Internet. “Employees should exercise discretion when posting on social media sites, and not that online activity indicative of prohibitive behaviors may subject an employee to disciplinary action or termination.”
Wenski was critical of the move by the judicial system to overturn the gay marriage ban telling NBC 6, “By imposing a new definition of marriage on the people of Florida, the courts are changing what marriage means for everybody.”
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