Catholic School Boots Student For Gay Parents

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  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/03/05/Catholic_School_Boots_Student_for_Gay_Parents/

    Now this is just sad- punishing a kid because of their parents. Can they legally do it? Sure, but it's truly sad and beyond petty. Wow. The Catholic church really is trying to p*** people off.
     
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    I find it petty and disgusting to punish the parents through their child.

    I wouldn't expect anything less from the Catholic church. :mad:
     
  3. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Here I would think they would welcome the kid in trying to save him/her from the parents "sins".
     
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    I agree with their decision.
    Nobody is forcing the kid to go to a Catholic School. That's whats great about private education - parents choose which school to send their kids.
    Sort of like that thing called the "free market."
     
  5. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Right? This is truly beyond nasty. It has nothing to do with the kid.
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Quite, its appalling. And I'm sure it goes against the spirit (and letter) of the bible way more than homosexuality in even the homophobes wildest dreams.
     
  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Why do Catholics support discrimination?
     
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    But the parents DID choose which school to send their child...
     
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    This has nothing to do with the free market. It's has to do with a kid being kicked out of a private school because of something their parents are. That's disgusting, no matter how you spin it. I wonder- would they kick the kid out of the church too? And if not, why just the school?
     
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    Its against the rules. If you decided to be a porn star, the company you work for has a right to fire you. Again, its private.

    Now they can choose a gay friendly school.
    Maybe this is an emerging market. Private Schools for kids with queer parents. You won't have any problems recruiting for the wrestling team.
     
  11. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    If a rule is ridiculous, people have the right to say so and fight it.

    Excuse me?
     
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    Wow, really?

    Wow.

    Anyway, back to the story, does anyone expect any less from catholic schools? :rolleyes:
     
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    As a Catholic, I'm very disappointed by this school.
     
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    Well of course.
    You're doing your duty. When you can't argue - silence.
     
  15. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Uh- no. I don't argue with people who can't express themselves without insulting others.
     
  16. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Thanks. Good to hear.
     
  17. IntelliUser macrumors 6502

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    As far as I hate religion, they've done the right thing. A lesbian couple is not "parents". We shouldn't allow gay adoption in the first place.
     
  18. TechieJustin macrumors 6502

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    Try again! Maybe you can print it out and look harder.
     
  19. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    WHAT??

    What grounds do you even think you have to make such a stupid comment?
     
  20. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Care to say why? And on what evidence do you base that decision? Gay parents raise kids just as well as straight ones do. That's already been studied.

    So please- why, and on what evidence do you base that opinion?
     
  21. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Those lesbians probably make better parents than a large number of straight parents out there.

    Please quote the posts in this thread where someone called Catholics ignorant or child molesters. You're the one who needs to try again.
     
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    If you followed the letter of the statement the diocese put out, you'd have to be Catholic to go to that school; I doubt everyone who goes to that school is Catholic since I've never seen that implemented in any other Catholic school. It's ridiculous that their cherry picking homosexuality and ignoring any other family that "conflicts" with the philosophy of the school. I doubt they deny children of divorced parents to go to the school, despite that being clearly against Church teachings and just as bad a sin.
     
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    It's not here, man. Sorry.
     
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    A silly decision but ultimately it is a private school, they can choose to discriminate on whatever grounds they wish to. They just need to be willing to handle the *****torm their idiotic decisions will bring to them.

    @lee & Others: I'm guessing he is arguing that a child needs both a male and female influence on them growing up, which is silly as I rarely saw my father as a kid and I think I turned out decently.
     
  25. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    It's just crazy to me. They're sending a terrible message to that child.

    Yep. I've already agreed that they can do what they want. But I also think it's stupid.

    Of course. It's already been studied a million times. Kids with gay parents turn out just as well as kids with straight ones.
     

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