"My point was I wish I had time to care who married each other but I don't," the administrator, Mike Moroski age 34, told ABC. He further stated that his “faith is unshaken” and that he has “no regrets for taking a stance on the issue.”
"I definitely never thought I would lose my job over something like this," Moroski said. "I have experienced God more in the past week than my entire life.”
On Monday, Feb. 11, Moroski, who has been in his teaching position for twelve years, was fired from his job as dean of student life at Purcell Marian High School in Cincinnati. The reasons for his termination were “public posting that directly contradict well-known teachings of the Catholic Church.” This statement was also included in a letter sent to students and their parents, as to explain of Moroski’s termination.
The church officials declined to comment on the issue, but gave ABC the letter.
Moroski, who has a wife, said that the subject came up after Obama’s inauguration speech, where he continued to show support for gay marriage equality. "My friend -- part of the reason I love him so much -- is we have extremely different views on a lot of things, even if we're both Catholic," Moroski said. This discussion led to Moroski posting on his blog, in a post titled “Choose Your Battles.”
"I unabashedly believe that gay people SHOULD be allowed to marry. Ethically, morally and legally I believe this," the post read, created on Jan. 27. "Gay marriage is NOT something of which to be afraid."
Only a few days later on Jan. 31, the principal of Purcell Marian High was alerted to the blog’s existence. The principal passed it on further, where it eventually reached the ears of archdiocese. They then gave Moroski a warning: “They said, 'You take it down, recant your statements and agree to publicly not disparage the archdiocese.’”
Their statement was basically for Moroski to take back everything he said, and to state how he planned to continue his life morally, creating an “action plan” to protect him from further feelings like this. But Moroski knew, “from the get-go,” that he wouldn’t remove the post. “I really, really believe in my conscience,” he stresses.
On Monday, Feb. 11, he was called to be notified of his immediate termination. He was quick to say, though, after this termination, “I feel like I’m on the right track though.”
For more information, check out Alyssa Newcomb’s article on Yahoo!.