Questionable Motives

March 6, 2010

What does a good Catholic education teach us that a public one doesn’t?

Well, a clear distinction between catholic and public education is how each teaches important lessons about respecting individual civil rights and the dignity of personhood. The catholic lesson includes why it is only right and proper that children be held accountable for the actions of their parents!

A preschool student at a Catholic school in Boulder will not be allowed to return next school year because of what is going on at home.

The student’s parents are two women and the Denver Archdiocese says their homosexual relationship violates the school’s beliefs and policy.

According to 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.

In a statement sent to 9NEWS, the Archdiocese said, “Homosexual couples living together as a couple are in disaccord with Catholic teaching.”

According to the Archdiocese, parents who enroll their kids at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School are expected to follow the Catholic Church’s beliefs.

“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.

Because this student’s parents are homosexual, the Archdiocese says they were in clear violation of the school’s policy.

School staff members, who asked to remain anonymous, say they are disgusted by the Archdiocese’s decision.

One employee said she could not believe a student will have to suffer because of his or her parents’ sexual orientation.

The Archdiocese also told 9NEWS, “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.”

Staff members said they were not allowed to discuss the decision after it was made. Some of them said they were disheartened to work at a school that preaches peace and love, but also makes this decision.

According to legal experts, it is legal for the Archdiocese to deny a student enrollment because of the school’s policy.

Even if that policy is religiously inspired bigotry.

There you go, boys and girls. Once again, the grand ol’ Mother Church has no problem speaking out of one side of its mouth but consistently acting in a contrary way. So stop thinking for yourself and seeing heaps of evidence how ludicrous and hypocritical is the catholic claim that its actions reflect a divinely inspired morality. Just accept its institutionalized bigotry as god’s will and quit your griping. Remember: homosexuality bad, bigotry good (and pedophilia – shhh – by catholic clergy unfortunate). But for god’s sake, and the sake of creating the next generation of catholics who support bigotry, keep sending your kids there.

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4 Comments »

  1. “But for god’s sake, and the sake of creating the next generation of catholics who support bigotry, keep sending your kids there.”

    Unless of course you are a homosexual – and then we don’t care because you will burn in hell for eternity anyway.

    Religion spreading love and peace again….

    Comment by misunderstoodranter — March 7, 2010 @ 9:25 am | Reply

  2. Why a homosexual couple would want to send their kid to a catholic school is troubling to begin with, but the school response is even more so.

    Mind you, when it comes to making crazy choices, why so many women continue to support the catholic church with its institutionalized misogyny is another great mystery to me. Do the crackers really taste that good?

    Comment by tildeb — March 8, 2010 @ 1:20 am | Reply

  3. Where did this article come from?

    Comment by 4amzgkids — March 12, 2010 @ 9:22 pm | Reply


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