- Jocelyn Morffi was fired from her position after photos of her wedding were posted to Facebook
- Morffi was a grade one teacher at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School for 7 years
- Some parents have questioned the decision by the school to fire Morffi
Jocelyn Morffi, an openly gay woman, was fired from her teacher’s position at a catholic school after her newlywed wife posted pictures of their wedding ceremony on Facebook.
Morffi was a grade one teacher at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School for seven years, she was fired on her first day back from her wedding.
Morffi’s now wife posted pictures and a video of their first dance as a married couple to Facebook shortly after the wedding.
Briefly.co.za gathered that upon her arrival back at work Morffi was fired because she was not in the school’s eyes the right kind of catholic.
Morffi made the following post about the incident on her Instagram page.
Many parents have shown support for Morffi and have questioned the decision taken by the school. A group of about 20 parents gathered outside of the school to demand a proper explanation be given for Morffi’s termination.
One of the parents said: "We were extremely livid. They treated her like a criminal, they didn’t even let her get her things out of her classroom. Our only concern was the way she was with our children, the way she taught our children and this woman, by far, was one of the best teachers out there."
Some of the parents said they were unaware that Morffi was gay, but added that they did not care about her sexual orientation.
The school released the following statement: "As a teacher in a Catholic school, their responsibility is partly for the spiritual growth of the children. One has to understand that in any corporation, institution or organisation there are policies and procedures and teachings and traditions that are adhered to. If something along the way does not continue to stay within that contract, then we have no other choice."
Parents have vowed to protest the decision by the school, some have even threatened to remove their children from the school unless the decision is reversed.
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