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If you work at a Catholic (or Muslim, or Christian or whatever) school, you should expect to uphold the Church's teachings. I myself support gay marriage and don't care about people living together, whatever their sexual preference) but if I were to go to work in a Catholic school, I should expect to display their values. If I don't like that, I should go elsewhere to work.
BTW, I attended Notre Dame Academy (now Notre Dame Cathedral Latin, the 6th high school in the diocese, which you left out of your article) and am not Catholic. I was well treated and received an outstanding education, at a time (early 1980s) when Protestants were very few and far between in a Catholic school. Even at that age, I never expected the school to change for me. I expected to do what was asked of me (take religion classes, go to Mass) in order to attend the school. If I couldn't accept that, I should go elsewhere.
Religious institutions should not be forced to accommodate popular values. What would be the point, if they are not allowed to stand for anything? We don't have to like their values, or support them--that is why we have a little thing called freedom of religion in this country. Utilize it.
They should just call it the Pop Hall of Fame and be done with it. Chic? Oh please. NWA is cool but not rock. Joan Jett? Ok but not HOF material. This list gets lamer every year. And yet influential bands like Deep Purple and the Moody Blues are ignored for crap like "Le Freak".
I live in Los Angeles now and see this "Opportunity Corridor" as something like the 105 Freeway, which goes from LAX to Norwalk--basically cutting through South LA and Watts, so the white folks dont ever need to see or smell poverty. These types of freeways dont bring opportunity, because not a one of those drivers will get off and spend their money on Buckeye or Woodland. They don't here in LA, it will be no different there. This freeway will actually make the blight worse, causing smog, dirt and noise, disrupting what precious little healthy neighborhoods still exist and generally making it even more unpleasant to live there. But who cares, these people have little voice in what goes on in government, right? We just want to make the wealthy west siders who want to work in University Circle happy.
BTW, I am a white social worker who works in South LA, so I know of what I speak.
The Browns are playing so bad, Lake Erie vomited up the Stadium to remind us that this was once a proud franchise.
And good riddance!
Come see Long Beach California to see what the Cleveland lakefront could be. Long Beach is part of the largest port in North America and big freight ships come in and out constantly. So it has that industrial purpose, just like Cleveland. The difference is, Long Beach planned a waterfront and built around it. Restaurants, the convention center, an aquarium, shopping, marinas and hotels, the Queen Mary--all combine to make a very nice visitor-friendly area. You can have drinks and dinner on the water at any number of places and then hang around for entertainment. Cleveland has never planned anything like that. There is nowhere to eat along the water (and the greasy spoon Captain Franks is no loss). The beaches are dirty and the airport takes up the rest of the space. C'mon, Cleveland, see how it is done in other cities!
Wishing him luck--God knows, anything different in the vast land of radio suckage would be welcome. He is right, nothing is local anymore and that alone should make people happy.
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