Just this week we found out that one of my colleague is pregnant. What did the people, religious people, around her did? Talk behind her back, criticize her, make her feel more miserable. They avoided her like she had lupus. When I was accompanying my colleague at lunch, I swear I could feel the cold stares of disgust from our other colleagues. I thought the faithful were understanding and  were concerned of the well-being of other people, but they weren't.

I know it was against the principle of the faithful to get pregnant out of wedlock because it was immoral or something. And it was a disgrace to our dear catholic school to have a woman pregnant our of marriage. But to fire her for what had happen is a bit cruel in my view. She needs all the support she could get. She especially need the money for caring for her child.

I talked to my colleague and asked what our directress (a nun) told her when she admit that she's pregnant. and you know what "sister" did? nothing! she didn't even talked to my colleague. "Sister" just relayed her message to my colleague through our Academic Leader that the school is firing her. Very professional right?

I shouldn't be the one getting all annoyed and depressed but what our school did was really brutal. 

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Comment by Jessica Arcega on February 11, 2011 at 11:02am

that's what i know too. i also suggest her to sue the school, but she said it will be difficult and she doesn't want to have more things to think about. She also told me that it was for the sake of the school that she accepted the "solution" the school worked up regarding her "scandalous" situation.

I told her about the story of Jesus, how he was a conceived out of wedlock as well and yet he was proclaimed as a god. She just laughed and said, she ain't Mary.

 

I really don't understand the way of thinking the faithful have. They say they're compassionate but the truth is they're as cruel as those who prejudice the one they worship.

 

total BS!

 

 

 

Comment by Tammy on February 11, 2011 at 3:14pm
I would buy her congratulations present for the baby, a universal baby gift and make it a point to let everyone else know how happy I was for her. knowing me I would be a total ass and announce how wonderful this news was and how anyone who actually has a heart would be just as happy for her and then tell her to ignore all the skeptics because they are probably just jealous anyways.
Comment by Tammy on February 11, 2011 at 3:43pm
Also the fact that they fired her over it is terrible. I can only imagine what she must be feeling. There has to be something she can do that is on the legal side of things. Rather religious beliefs had anything to do with it or not discrimination is still discrimination.
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on February 11, 2011 at 5:38pm

That's awful! Stupid, Stuck-up, Self-righteous Bitches!!

 

Personally I think they're just jealous that she has a sex life and they can't. 

Comment by Paul Hannah on February 11, 2011 at 8:27pm

Yep.. 'nun' so cruel nor 'nun' so blind.

I'd find a nice bible quote that says  something about tolerance and love, stick it on her pic and display it somewhere noticable.

If you are or were catholic, go to the school's priest's confessional and confess your feelings of rage and dissolusionment with the nun involved.  

 

Any chance of publishing the name so we can write and protest? Or will they fire you as well?

 

 

Comment by James on February 11, 2011 at 8:43pm
That's total BS, and also totally illegal! I can understand that she doesn't want to bother with it, but I would take them to court and expose their bigoted discriminatory views for exactly what they are. I hope everything turns out okay for her and that she has a happy and healthy child.
Comment by Eoganacht on February 12, 2011 at 1:15am

Funny: you cannot get an abortion because it is murder but you cannot have a child out of wedlock because it is immoral. Are they on the child's side or their own!

She should sue; they had no right to fire her.

Comment by Jessica Arcega on February 12, 2011 at 5:17am

its a wonderful idea to sue the hell out of the school, but it will bring more problems. she might lose her teaching licence if it goes out of hand or she might have a hard time looking for a school to accept her as a teacher. Plus, i don't think the Philippines takes cases like this seriously or they might side with those nuns since our country is highly religious.

 

i accompanied my colleague today to talk to our directress and inform her that my colleague is planning to get married this April. It was a futile attempt to persuade our directress, she didn't talk to my friend and just said that she had made her decision and that is final.

 

I'm planning to spread a whitepaper regarding this injustice but I'm afraid that it'll get my ass in trouble or I might worsen my friend's predicament! Besides, in a community so deeply rooted to the church, who will listen?!

 

anyway, on Monday, we will have a secret despedida (farewell)/ baby shower party for my friend. it's the least we could do to her.

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