Half of East Side Catholic school walks out after gay VP firing for getting married #KeepMrZ2013

Via The Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition (PSEC) “Hundreds of students at a Seattle Catholic school held a “sit in” to protest their vice principal being forced to resign because he married a man, according to reports.

More than 400 students reportedly filled the lunch atrium of Eastside Catholic School, in the Seattle suburb of Sammish, to challenge school officials after Mark Zmuda fell out of favour with the church for getting married to his partner Dana Jergens last July”.

Holy Names students stand w Eastside, whose vice principal had to resign after marrying a man #keepmrz2013 pic.twitter.com/7TLbQ4JhbZ
— Alison Morrow (@AlisonMorrowTV) December 19, 2013

Social media spread furor over Eastside Catholic firing~ Seattle Times

Almost half of Eastside Catholic has walked off campus after a popular teacher resigned because he is gay. pic.twitter.com/6DjawGZjye
— Eric Jensen (@EricJensenKomo) December 19, 2013

Change.org petition has over 22,000 signatures “United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Change the Roman Catholic Church’s stance on gay marriage.”

We, the student body at Eastside Catholic School, have experienced an egregious injustice which was inflicted by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle. Our beloved vice principal, Mr. Zmuda, was terminated by the Archdiocese as a result of his marriage to another man. The student body is outraged that an incredible administrator, coach, and human being was fired solely because of his love and marriage for another human being. We are uniting in order to change the Catholic Church’s opposition of gay marriage. It is time to revisit the policy and act as Jesus would have, loving and supporting every person regardless of their marital status. United, we want this policy changed so that the Catholic Church can achieve its mission of acting with unconditional love in every situation.

Eastside Catholic High School Vice Principal Mark Zmuda was forced to resign because he married his partner. His students had a message to the Archbishop, courtesy of Macklemore.

unbelievable how far we’ve come! #KeepMrZ2013 no giving up! pic.twitter.com/NLO2uq8Jny
— JÃXÏĘ (@smallfrey22) December 20, 2013

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