It’s a thought, more of a conspiracy theory really, about which that every person who writes on the Internet wakes up in the middle of the night in cold sweats and shakes.
I just hit publish so oh my Lord in Heaven what have I done?
A high school teacher in Cincinnati named Mike Moroski started a personal blog in late January of this year While veteran blog hipster jerks like myself roll our eyes at someone just now getting into to the blogging game five years after it was cool (okay, it was never cool) one of Mike first’s few posts may have made him into a legend – a blogging martyr.
Mike Moroski isn’t just a high school teacher, he is the dean of student life at Purcell Marian, a prominent Catholic institution with direct ties to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. On January 27, 2013, Mike Moroski wrote a heartfelt, reasoned, kind, well-written post titled Choose Your Battles http://mikemoroski.com/2013/01/choose-your-battles/ about his support of gay marriage and how it coincided with his steadfast belief in God and the teachings of Catholicism. Four days later, his boss, the school’s principal found out about it, and soon after, the archdiocese did too. They gave Mike Moroski an ultimatum: take the post down, renounce your statements, and be a good little Catholic boy. New blogger and veteran Christian, Mike Moroski said, no dice diocese. This week, Mike Moroski was fired, over the phone, after twelve years as a high school teacher and administrator.
For me and my fellow Sprocket Inkers, Mike Moroski is a symbol of why we do what we do as writers. For me and my fellow liberal leaning Christians, Mike Moroski is hero. The group-think of so many is that the Internet is a place of pointlessness and pornography (and it is) and maybe a cool way to get songs for your iPod. Mike Moroski, yours truly and the others who use the information superhighway to not only listen to Radar Love but also convey it know that changing the culture of certain areas of the country, like Cincinnati and my home base, Atlanta, starts with linking people of like minds together. Blogging and social media are ways for the regular folks like Mike Moroski to do so.
Twelve years is a heck of a resume for Moroski. Maybe he can find a real job gig that respects his beliefs or at the very least just doesn’t care. This news comes a few days after hearing that a new Pope will need to be named in Rome on March 1st. Maybe Catholics can also start reading their Bibles and know that bullying their flock the way the ‘Nati archdiocese punched Mike Moroski in the stomach and took his lunch money is not the way for people to follow the church, en mass, as they which.
God Bless Mike Moroski, and the rest of us who share our beliefs in an honest way.
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