Home Health Parents News Now Christian School Fires Pregnant Teacher for Premarital Sex Christian School Fires Pregnant Teacher for Premarital Sex By Holly Lebowitz Rossi February 28, 2013 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print shutterstock_129150038 30197 She says she was fired because, as the termination letter included in the suit stated: "Teri engaged in activity outside the scope of the Handbook and Community Covenant that does not build up the college's mission." Speaking by phone with her lawyer, Gloria Allred, James said she felt humiliated. "I had to leave right after the meeting. I had to go into the office with all of my co-workers and say I'm leaving," James said. "I never came back so I don't know what my co-workers thought, but for me, it was humiliating. I felt like I was in trouble." Also insulting, James said, was that after firing her, the school offered a job to her then-fiancé – they are now married – even though it was known that he, too, engaged in premarital sex. He did not accept the job, she said. In filing the suit, James joins a group of women who in recent years have sued the religious schools that fired them for getting pregnant out of wedlock. In each case, the school pointed to moral codes, "community covenants" and handbooks that employees must sign, typically every year, promising to abide by school rules. Image: Pregnant woman, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Christian School Fires Pregnant Teacher for Premarital Sex Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.