1. As a private “company,” (and assuming they aren’t taking any government money), they are free to make these sorts of stipulations.

    We do this in Catholic education: teachers are expected to live according to the Church’s moral teachings and refrain from contradicting Church teaching. This includes non-Catholics teaching in Catholic schools.

    “If actions speak louder than words, shouldn’t we expect them to act on what they say they believe?”

    I think you are right on with this statement. We believe that education is about more than teaching math or reading; it’s about forming Christian disciples. That means we need teachers who are committed to living out the values we profess.

  2. I agree with you, totally.
    As far as this code goes, I read through it checking off which items I could ‘pass’.
    No alcohol? Like, none on the job or none ever? :)
    I wouldn’t be able to sign the pledge.
    That, my friend, is why I chose to be a Catholic over an Evangelical! :)

  3. John

    I think one point to consider is that churches recieve tax breaks. A private corporation could not get away with this, private sexual behavior restrictions would not fly. I think that is a legitmate conern. I have worked for religious organizations in the past, but I could not accept employment at a place that would regulate my personal behavior. If companies want to restrict on work behavior fine, but off the clock is hard to justify. It is also hard to enforce, are they going to ask to people every morning if the previous nightt they cursed, drank or committed sodomy. Yeah, that is going to be an awesome work enviornment. Totally not awkward or weird.

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