High School Teacher Fired for 'Immoral' Out-of-Wedlock PregnancyMeredith Carroll
Cathy Samford is in the third trimester of her pregnancy. And she’s now out of a job and left with no health insurance. Because she was immoral enough to think she could have a baby without first getting married.
Rockwall Heritage Christian Academy in Texas fired their science teacher and volleyball coach, who was once named the school’s coach of the year, because she is pregnant and unmarried, reports Yahoo Sports. That, according to the school, is in violation of the morals clause in her contract.
Apparently Samford, 29, is unable to uphold her role as a “Christian role model.”
Samford is not giving up without an apparent fight, however.
“I looked it up and thought, ‘They can’t do this,'” Samford said to WFAA. “We all have different views and interpretations. It’s not necessarily the Christian thing to do to throw somebody aside because of those.”
She and her lawyer are preparing a discrimination suit against the school, although it could be an uphill battle considering it’s a private school, and it’s a Christian school, some of which the Supreme Court has allowed in the past to let consider its teachers to be “ministers in the classroom.”
The school said they are concerned “how it [is] going to look to a little fourth grade girl that sees she’s pregnant and she’s not married.”
Mediation was attempted between the parties, but it failed and the school refuses to consider a settlement.
So now they’ve left a former decorated teacher, who happens to be pregnant, without a job and health insurance as she prepares to have a baby. And that’s the moral thing to do . . . how exactly?