Tyler McCubbin was already a well-liked track coach and substitute teacher at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, so he was excited to be offered a full-time teaching job. But then school administrators found out that he's gay, and abruptly revoked the job offer.
The bishop of Des Moines, Richard Pates, has said that McCubbin wasn't denied the job because he's gay, but because he's been honest and open about it -- even though the Catechism of the Catholic Church says of LGBT people that "every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided."
Yesterday, hundreds of students walked out of class in protest, making national headlines. Let's show that Christians across American support Tyler McCubbin and his students -- and are appalled that the church would encourage people to conceal their sexual orientation.
For more information:
"Diocese leader speaks out on gay man’s job denial," KCCI News, April 7, 2015