A day after she returned from marrying her spouse, a Miami Catholic school abruptly burnt a well-liked first-grade teacher–and she believes she was terminated because she’s gay.
Jocelyn Morffi married Natasha Hass earlier this month, and according to the Miami Herald , she returned to her chore last Wednesday. That period, she was told by the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School principal that she had to resign. Morffi refused to do so, and she was fired the next day. On Thursday, mothers received a letter about Morffi’s firing, and on Friday, about 20 parents demanded to know why.
In an Instagram post, Morffi said, “In their eyes I’m not the right kind of Catholic for my selection in partner.”
One parent of a student teach by Morffi told the newspaper that mothers were livid. They apparently didn’t know Morffi was gay, but Cintia Cini said they didn’t care when they found out. She only cared that Morffi was “by far one of the best educators out there.” She said the principal did not give the parents a reason Morffi was dismissed.
The school did not remark to the Herald , and an Archdiocese of Miami spokesperson saying : that Morffi had violated her contract. According to the Archbishop, educators at the school are seen as representatives of the church and are supposed to uphold the Catholic teachings.
“We were completely outraged, all of the parents, ” Samantha Mills, whose child is a former Morffi student, told the Herald . “This teacher in particular has attained such a contribution to the school. She never imposes her personal sentiments on others. She simply does everything in love. She has a way of teaching that is so amazing.”