TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! THOUSANDS OF KANSAS CITY CATHOLICS PETITION BISHOP FINN TO REHIRE COLLEEN SIMON AFTER ALLEGED DISCRIMINATORY DISMISSAL!!!
Our blog community was the FIRST IN THE NATION to break news that Collen Simon planned to sue Bishop Finn and the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese after she was reportedly fired because of the revelation of her recent gay marriage.
Now . . .
FIRST ON TKC: CHECK THIS REPORT OF MORE THAN 20K KANSAS CITY CATHOLICS PETITIONING BISHOP FINN TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE FIRING AND REHIRE COLLEEN SIMON!!!
Here's the word from a local faith community . . .
Kansas City Catholics urge Bishop Finn to apologize, rehire fired worker
Will deliver over 22,000 petition signatures in support of Colleen Simon
Kansas City, MO — Local Catholics are asking Robert Finn, the bishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese, to apologize and rehire Colleen Simon, who was fired from her job at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church’s food bank when it was publicly revealed that she was married to another woman.
Over 22,000 people have signed onto the petition reading:
At a time when Pope Francis and leading bishops are calling for a new tone, it is cruel and discriminatory to fire a dedicated Christian servant because she is in a loving, committed relationship with another woman. We call on you to apologize to Colleen Simon and allow her to resume her work helping the needy in Kansas City.
The petition, which was organized by the online community Faithful America, can be found at http://act.faithfulamerica.org/sign/colleensimon
Georgia Walker, local Catholic activist
Tim Degnan (former Catholic educator and employee of the diocese),
Colleen Simon, fired over same-sex marriage, plaintiff in lawsuit against diocese
and other Local Catholics and other members of Faithful America
What: Petition delivery to Bishop Robert Finn
Where: In front of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese offices, 20 W 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64105
When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:30 am
With more than 300,000 members, Faithful America is the largest and fastest growing online community of Christians taking action for social justice. On the web at http://faithfulamerica.org