Students join parents, alumni and others to protest outside Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien after what they describe as the forced resignations of two gay teachers. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Students join parents, alumni and others to protest outside Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien after what they describe as the forced resignations of two gay teachers. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Danny Westneat

Sorry treatment of gay teachers suggests Rush Limbaugh was, sadly, right

The right-wing radio host said America is just not ready for a gay, married president — provoking outrage. But who are we kidding: Here in the Seattle area, the Catholic Church just ended the employment of two popular teachers for the same thing, writes columnist Danny Westneat.

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