Friday, May 13, 2005

Unfortunately The Religious Right Can Do Simple Math

Living in West Michigan has provided warnings of what the country could turn into if the right wing continues to rule. Fortunately where I live is not as bad as Berrien Springs:

School punishes teacher for getting pregnant before married

BERRIEN SPRINGS (AP) - A teacher at a private Christian school in Berrien Springs has been placed on administrative leave for getting pregnant out of wedlock.

Christine John is a first-year teacher at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School. She says school officials asked her why she was four months along in her pregnancy when she had been married just two months.

John says school officials told her that premarital sex is an act strictly forbidden by the school system and the religion. She was told her services were no longer needed and that she will be on paid leave until her contract expires.

Now she's considering legal action.


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