Monday, February 18, 2008

Miss the Middle Ages? Visit Kansas!

In case it came as a shock to anyone that Huckabee won Kansas, kindly refer to the latest happenings in that state. St. Mary's Academy outside of Topeka, Kansas dismissed a woman referee just minutes before she was due to referee a boy's game. Why? Because, "Campbell, as a woman, could not be put in a position of authority over boys because of the academy's beliefs."


St. Mary's Academy follows the statutes of the Society of St. Pius X. One such statute states that, "schools, truly free and unfettered, able to bestow on youth a thoroughly Christian education, shall be fostered and, if need be, founded by the members of the Society. From these will come vocations and Christian homes". That's just fabulous. There are actual schools out there creating a whole new generation of men who will fully expect the women in their lives to simply submit.

The irony is that there are women teachers at this academy. So, what is this dismissal really all about? I'm only seeing gender discrimination at the moment...that and a bit of religious craziness, but mostly discrimination.