INDIANAPOLIS – The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has cut ties with a school that refused to fire a gay teacher, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School received notice Thursday that a formal announcement would be made Friday, declaring the school would no longer be formally recognized as a Catholic school, the Indianapolis Star reported.
After being made aware one of the teachers married a partner of the same sex in 2017, Brebeuf Jesuit began fighting to keep the teacher who had been with the school for years and did not teach religion classes.
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The school’s president posted to the school website, saying the Archdiocese’s decision would not affect the school’s mission.
According to the Indianapolis Star, the school has a robust nondiscrimination policy, and only the president, principal, religious studies teacher and campus minister are required to be practicing Catholics.