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Students Rally Around Fired Gay Teacher

When injustice shows its face in the world, it is not unusual to see people rally behind the victim. In the case of Ken Bencomo, a Catholic private school teacher who was fired for marrying his male partner, there was an uprising of epic proportions. Such a rally of support for this beloved teacher goes to show that the Catholic church is in denial. In today’s day and age, intolerance toward gay people will not be supported by the majority of the population, even by those who consider themselves Christian. We will take a stand! If you’d like to sign the petition demanding that he be returned to his job next school year, click on this link. Read on for more information:

A group of current and former students of a gay teacher are rallying around him, after his private school fired him when news of his wedding went public.

More than 45,000 people have signed a petition launched by Ken Bencomo’s students, demanding that he be allowed to return to his job this fall. Bencomo has taught English at St. Lucy’s Priory High School in Glendora, Calif., for 17 years. On July 1, a local newspaper ran a front page article about marriage equality, featuring a photo of Bencomo and his husband.

Despite an outpouring of support by alumni, faculty, and current students, Bencomo swiftly was told by school administrators that his marriage violated the Catholic church’s teachings, so he had to be fired.

Brittany Littleton, 23, is a former student who launched the petition, and is now coordinating the press conference this Thursday at 9 a.m. at the school, where she and other current and former students will deliver the massive petition.

“As a proud alum of St. Lucy’s, I am hurt and saddened by this blatant discrimination against Mr. B. No one should be fired for marrying the person they love,” Littleton said in a statement Wednesday. “Along with current and former St. Lucy’s students, I look forward to taking this message, along with 45,000 signatures, directly to my alma mater. It’s the Christian thing to do.”


One comment for “Students Rally Around Fired Gay Teacher”

  • WeeCareSurrogacy USA

    I support Ken Bencomo, a Catholic private school teacher who was fired for marrying his male partner

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