Beliefs When Catholic schools fire gay teachers, laity push back By Lauren Markoe | October 7, 2013 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs Ken Bencomo, 45, right, and his partner of 10 yrs, Christopher Persky, 32, left, both of Rancho Cucamonga, get married at the San Bernardino County Hall of Records in San Bernardino on Monday, July 1, 2013. Bencomo was fired from his teaching position at a St. Lucy's Catholic School days after he married his gay partner in this San Bernardino civil ceremony. Photo by Rachel Luna / courtesy Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.(RNS) The firing of a gay teacher's from a Catholic school used to be a private affair. But with a majority of Catholics supporting the spread of legalized gay marriage, more and more, the laity is calling the church out.