Episcopalian Volunteer Pilot Fired by Seminary

Discussion in 'Anglican and Christian News' started by Invictus, Apr 24, 2023.

  1. Invictus

    Invictus Well-Known Member

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    The Episcopalian in this case is conservative, personally "pro-life", yet fired by a Catholic seminary because his volunteer work as a non-profit pilot - which had nothing to do with his seminary job - conflicted with the RCC's extremist ideology.

    Williams said his role at St Joseph did not present opportunities to impose his personal beliefs on his students, and he wouldn’t have done so even if it were possible. When, weeks after the Dobbs ruling, he decided to offer to fly any women in need of out-of-town medical care, he did so on a private Facebook page.

    But soon someone filed a complaint with St Joseph, accusing Williams of undermining official Catholic teaching and causing “a public scandal”.

    The complainant’s identity has never been shared with Williams, whose termination letter was emailed by Boquet, the school rector. The same day, Williams’s academic dean provided a glowing recommendation for his search for a new job.
    The only person guilty of causing a "scandal" in this situation appears to be the complainant, not the Anglican employee who kept his job and his charitable activities separate, but got punished anyway. This is what happens when religious extremism intersects with at-will employment. Let that sink in.

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  2. Nevis

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    not fair