MySpace not YourSpace
May 25, 2006, 4:05 pm
Filed under: gay and lesbian, Las Vegas, politics, Uncategorized

Las Vegas high-school teacher Jeff Crouse was fired after six years of service when school administrators discovered from his MySpace web page that he is gay.

This is not the first instance of someone being dismissed by a Christian institution after being found out as gay from personal web sites.

In April the Baptist University of Cumberlands expelled Jason Johnson after discovering he is gay from his MySpace web page.

These cases bring up interesting questions:

Is it the business of educational institutions, secular or not, what their teachers do outside of school?

If religious organizations can hire and fire on the bases of their religious beliefs, can they also accept money from the state government, as does the University of Cumberlands, when these beliefs and practices contradict with state or federal law?

Why are supposedly heterosexual Christian administrators surfing the web for gay men?

Las Vegas Sun