Catholic School Boots Student For Gay Parents

leekohler

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A preschool student at a Catholic school in Boulder, Colo., will not be allowed to return next year because the child’s parents are lesbians living together, which the Denver archdiocese calls a violation of the school’s beliefs and policy.

According to 9 News, which spoke with teachers at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School, “A meeting was held Tuesday to discuss the issue. The staff was told a student would not be allowed to re-enroll because of his or her parents' sexual orientation. The staff members were also told not to talk to the media.”

The archdiocese provided a statement to 9 News that said, "Homosexual couples living together as a couple are in disaccord with Catholic teaching."

"No person shall be admitted as a student in any Catholic school unless that person and his/her parent(s) subscribe to the school's philosophy and agree to abide by the educational policies and regulations of the school and Archdiocese," the statement said.

"Parents living in open discord with Catholic teaching in areas of faith and morals unfortunately choose by their actions to disqualify their children from enrollment,” said the archdiocese.

Legal experts told 9 News that the action by the archdiocese is lawful. Some school staff members told the station they were disgusted by the move.
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.
 

quagmire

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Here I would think they would welcome the kid in trying to save him/her from the parents "sins".
 

TechieJustin

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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."
 

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I find it petty and disgusting to punish the parents through their child.
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.
 

yg17

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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."
Why do Catholics support discrimination?
 

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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."
But the parents DID choose which school to send their child...
 

leekohler

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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."
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?
 

TechieJustin

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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.
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.

But the parents DID choose which school to send their child...
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.
 

leekohler

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

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.
Excuse me?
 

NT1440

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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.
Wow, really?

Wow.

Anyway, back to the story, does anyone expect any less from catholic schools? :rolleyes:
 

NT1440

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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.
WHAT??

What grounds do you even think you have to make such a stupid comment?
 

leekohler

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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.
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?
 

yg17

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

Try again! Maybe you can print it out and look harder.
Please quote the posts in this thread where someone called Catholics ignorant or child molesters. You're the one who needs to try again.
 

Macaddicttt

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Thanks. Good to hear.
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.
 

No1451

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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.
 

leekohler

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

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

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