Al Fischer and Charlie Robin have been a couple for 20 years. Mr. Fischer has taught at a Catholic school for some years and has also been the part-time music director of the church where the couple worships.
He told his colleagues that they planned to get married (they applauded), and he got fired the next day. There had been a diocese official in attendance. Then he lost the music director job.
You can read the whole story in today's Times.
Apparently, everybody, but everybody, knew Mr. Fischer and Mr. Robin are gay. The problem seems to be that by getting married, they admitted to being sexually active (or something). To the Catholic church, being homosexual isn't a problem; it's active homosexual behavior that's the issue.
Okay, as we all know, numerous bishops, archbishops, and cardinals of the Catholic church covered up child abuse over a period of decades. They weren't fired, were they?