ALERT: Join FPIW to Support Kennedy Catholic High School TOMORROW, Tuesday, February 18

Five months ago, CRISTA’s Kings School in Shoreline was attacked by media, activists, parents, and even some employees for teaching the concept of Christian Marriage in their private school.

This week, it is Kennedy Catholic High School’s turn to face hate and persecution from the radical left. Over the weekend, several prominent elected officials in Western Washington fanned the flames against Kennedy Catholic’s constitutional and religious rights to only hire teachers who support and practice their sincerely-held Christian beliefs on gender, sexuality, and marriage.

Two teachers at the center of this controversy made choices to abandon the Church’s teachings and resign. The school shouldn’t be punished for that.

We are coming together to counter-rally, and to show support for Kennedy Catholic High School and all the other faith-based schools in our state who are standing strong for their beliefs – even in the face of vitriol, mockery, and humiliation.

Please make plans to join us tomorrow, Tuesday, February 18th for two rallies:

  • 9:00am: We’ll show our support to the Seattle Archdiocese (710 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA), which is facing immense pressure to abandon its beliefs on Biblical marriage;
  • 1:00pm: We’ll show our support to Kennedy Catholic High School (140 S. 140th Street, Burien, WA)

It is time for wiser heads to prevail here in King County, and to stop the persecution of the Catholic Church by the radical left.  All religions have the right to hire only teachers that practice their faith.

Do we really want to allow the Court of Public Opinion to repeal the First Amendment and continue to threaten places of worship? Much less in a county named after the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., who also believed that marriage is an institution designed for one man and one woman?

We cannot allow these radical leftists to extinguish the flame of religious freedom and free speech in the Seattle Metro area. Whether you plan to attend tomorrow’s rallies or not, please pray that God would grant those who are facing unfair public pressure to have courage and faithfulness as they unite to weather this storm and boldly proclaim the Truth of Jesus Christ.

In addition, please pray for the two teachers who resigned, and for the protesters who support them. May God open their hearts and minds to the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

24 replies
  1. Mick
    Mick says:

    Not sure why there is a controversy over this. The teachers had signed an agreement with the school before they took their job. In the bible there are requirements for those in the position of leadership. Many denominations and organizations that adhere to Biblical principles require them also. 1 Timothy 3 a deacon must not be an addict (v. 3,), not greedy for dishonest gain (v. 3), blameless (v. 2; Titus 1:6), the husband of one wife (v. 2), and an able manager of his children and household (vv. 4–5) Obviously if a person is living out of wedlock they can not be in leadership, this would be considered a stumbling block. If the person was known to be cheating on his spouse, he would not be allowed to be a teacher. In fact, if his replacement could have been a gay person using the Biblical guidelines because you are not disqualified by orientation, sexual acts yes. It was the act of same-sex relations that disqualified the teacher, not being gay. This school is based on the Gospel and Christianity. It is the motivation for what they are doing to help these kids. To suggest they are to allow those cheating on their wives or other practices that go against church teachings is basing your own religious view or non view and forcing it on this religious school . Religious Freedom is not based on just your religion.

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  2. Ron
    Ron says:

    It’s unfortunate that the progressive left calls any viewpoint that is not aligned with or different from theirs is labeled at screaming volumes as racist or bigoted. They as a whole have no ability for intelligent discourse. You think I am wrong? How about the next time you’re at a rally or gathering to further your beliefs, you prove me wrong. You prove me wrong by not taking the easy way out in name calling and accusation of others who have opposing views. You prove me wrong by having a civil discourse with others. I dare all of you leftists to prove me wrong.

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    • Mick
      Mick says:

      It was inappropriate, but that is quite standard for this culture. The school is doing a great service in providing for kids to learn .

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  3. Thomas
    Thomas says:

    I’m afraid there’s nothing new to see here but a church that is full of pedophile priests that also takes the time out of its day to persecute folks exercising their right to marry. Mathew 25:40, it’s like they never read their good book. I support the teachers and students at Kennedy Catholic.

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  4. Thomas
    Thomas says:

    Nothing new to see here in a church that is full of pedophile priests that takes the time out of its day to persecute folks exercising their right to marry. Mathew 25:40, it’s like they never read their good book. I support the teachers and students at Kennedy Catholic.

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  5. Thomas
    Thomas says:

    Nothing new to see here in a church that is full of pedophile priests that takes the time out of its day to persecute folks exercising the right to marry. Mathew 25:40, it’s like they never read their good book. I support the teachers and students at Kennedy.

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  6. Thomas Fx
    Thomas Fx says:

    Nothing new to see here in a church that is full of pedophile priests that takes the time out of its day to persecute folks exercising the right to marry. Mathew 25:40, it’s like they never read their good book. I support the teachers and students at Kennedy.

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  7. Simpson
    Simpson says:

    It is a shame that within the year of 2020 we as people cannot accept the fact that we are all human beings. As a PROUD member of the LGBTQ community and a first-year teacher, I will say it is actions and discrimination like this that causes students to feel unsafe and threatened in a school rather than accepted. Students come to me expressing their inability to learn due to discrimination that sadly continues to happen, just like this. Your actions make your students feel threatened, saddened and hopeless. It’s time to accept that God loves ALL his children and makes no mistakes. God made no mistake in creating myself and others who are members of the LGBTQ community. I will and always will continue to stand with your STUDENTS who are choosing the courageous and brave thing to do, which is stand up to the bigotry.

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    • Clark Kent
      Clark Kent says:

      Sorry, but being homosexual is a choice, not a creation by God. And there is ZERO valid scientific evidence to contradict same. Nice try, no cigar.

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      • Deanna
        Deanna says:

        Science? Really? This is what you are using for an argument? The Bible is not science ( that is the source Christian s choose to use, right?), if you’re going to argue that science can’t back up that it’s not a choice (which it is not) can you find science to back up that it is a choice? Take your time, I’ll wait.

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      • Matthew
        Matthew says:

        Seriously? You’re so quick to jump to science as your defense against the scary LGBTQ+ community? Here’s some science for you:

        Noah and his little menagerie upon the ark? Guess what? They died out within two to three generations, tops, due to a scientific formula called the coefficient of inbreeding which states that, without genetic diversity, the DNA that comprises every single living and reproductive creature would be so weak that a species would be unable to survive. History even backs this up, too. King Tutankhamun? Inbred. Born with a club foot, sterile (meaning unable to sire a child) and dead before he hit his 30s. And that was just after *one* generation of inbreeding.

        Check your science and get back to me, pleb.

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  8. Teresa
    Teresa says:

    The Bible is full of conflicting passages but the overriding message is LOVE. Jesus sat down with all of the untouchables and loved each and every one of them. It’s time for the church to get with the times…we no longer hold women as chattel, no longer keep concubines, we dare to wear fabric with mixed fibers and we happily eat all the formerly taboo things. Homosexuality didn’t even make the Top Ten list, Let’s focus on those things instead.

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  9. Jaz
    Jaz says:

    Love is love is love. Love will win out against hate even if it comes from a “religious” person. I’m so glad I’m of a mindset where who someone else loves doesn’t fill my heart with hatred. Those kids fighting for their teachers rights are amazing and wonderful. It’s a private school and they can do what they want but that doesn’t make their decision a moral one. ✌️❤️🌈 🌈 🌈 ❤️ ✌️

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    • Clark Kent
      Clark Kent says:

      ‘Love is love is love’? What if one loves to kill animals? Or shoplift? Or speed down the highway at 90 mph? Sorry, amigo, but you are the LAST person who needs to be opining about morality.

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  10. Penny T
    Penny T says:

    Barrett and Jack- There are two views people live by, either a biblical worldview or a worldview. You are either one or the other. Many worldview folks say they are Christian and many believe they actually are. These two teachers at Kennedy High School have a worldview but wanted to work in a job where the organization holds to a biblical worldview. Instead of forcing their beliefs on the school they should have found a job where the school or company has a worldview. It is that simple.

    The bible addresses homosexuality in both the old and new testament as sin. This does not mean you hate the sinner anymore than we hate someone who commits other sins. For example; 1 Corinthians chapter 6 verse 9-10 the Apostle Paul says, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”
    Then Paul goes on to say in verse 11: “And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”

    That’s the good news. From sinner to saint. When you surrender to God that what is required. Full surrender. You are to no longer to walk in the works of the flesh.

    Our desire is to please God and surrender all the sins listed above. And if you don’t want to do that… go work some place that will accept you for who you are. No parent should be paying tuition to send their child to a Christian school to be taught by teachers that don’t even hold to a biblical world view. That is silly. You may as well be sending them to a public school if that is the case. And these students who are rebelling against the teachers dismissal have been secularized. If I were spending high tuition costs for a private school because I want my children to be around like minded people with a biblical world view I would expect the school to remove people who do not hold to that. A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

    What Paul is saying is many of the Corinthian church members had done those same things in the past but now they were saved, cleansed and God sees them as righteous. Changing your lifestyle is a choice. If you don’t want to live as God has called Christians to live fine, but don’t try to force others who don’t believe as you to live only your way.
    This has always been a country with freedom of religion. That is our number one Constitutional right. It is only been in the past 30 years that people have come to believe, largely learning this from public institutions, that everyone should believe as the secular humanists believe and if you don’t you are a “hater”.

    Who is really acting hatefully?

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    • Mick
      Mick says:

      This is the one the school uses , “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ 5and said, ‘For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”… Jesus Christ

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  11. Barrett Westbrook
    Barrett Westbrook says:

    Hate and bigotry have no place in any Christian organization, including this one. Yes legally Archdiocese can do as they have done. Morally it is wrong and Christ would have never supported such bigotry towards people who love and care for students and their partners. Go away!

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  12. Jack covello
    Jack covello says:

    I am totally against the decision to fire the Kennedy teachers. The I am a church going Catholic and I believe it is total hypocrisy for the archdiocese to support Kennedy high school action. The church says all of us are Gods children…. then we treat gays like they are NOT Gods children.

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    • Mick
      Mick says:

      Well I do not understand that you can be a Catholic and at least not understand. Disagreeing is your right. But if a man and women were married and one spouse was openly cheating on the other that would be a reason to not be a qualified teacher. It does not mean the teacher that was committing adultery was not God’s Child or loved by not loved by God. Same if you live together and are not married, there are many sexual propensities we all share, that according to Biblical Teachings are inappropriate. No one who walks this earth is sinless, Jesus stopped the people from throwing rocks, but he told the women to sin no more. You do not have to agree with the Bible , but I find it unfortunate you think someone can not love a heterosexual or gay person because they chose to have sex on their own terms instead of on the Bibles terms . I mean the inspiration for the school is God, the Bible and promoting an academic experience where that is part of the learning.

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