Mar 22, 2005 / 22:00 pm
A new charter for Scotland’s Catholic schools says all teachers must “support and promote the aims, missions, values and ethos of the schools.”
However, one bishop has been criticized for having interpreted this statement to mean that homosexuals should not be hired to teach in Catholic schools, reported the Scottish Political Editor.
Bishop Joseph Devine of Motherwell said the church’s Charter for Catholic Schools implies that homosexual teachers are incompatible with Catholic education.
In an interview with the Scottish Political Editor, the president of the Catholic Education Commission said: "Being homosexual would not at all be compatible with the charter. It would cut across the whole moral vision enshrined in the charter. It would be offering a lifestyle that is incompatible with Catholic social teaching."