Saturday, March 6, 2010

Catholic Preschool Outs Student of Gay Parents

     Children of the Archdiocese of Denver, beware!
     If your parents are known homosexuals in a lifelong, committed, and loving relationship, prepare to be expelled.  It's the Catholic way, the way of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: love, kindness, and bullying gays.

     One would think that after a week of high profile Catholic sex scandals that the church might give it a rest, but that trick's not in holy dysfunctional mother church's closet.  Sex scandals under her own roof, be damned! 

     Attack, attack, attack!  Blame the Gay.  Punish the children.

     Denver's 9NEWS reports:
    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.
     And what of the parents who've been divorced, who are on their second or third marriages, who have extra-marital affairs, who don't tithe 10% of their gross income to the church, who enjoy oral sex, who masturbate, who swing, who doubt that Mary's hymen remained intact after childbirth, who support the death penalty, who support the war in Iraq, who vote Democrat, who rip people off financially, who gossip, who physically and/or sexually abuse their kids, who don't go to confession regularly, and who skip Sunday Mass?  

     Are not their children to be expelled from the Archdiocese of Denver's schools?

     I guess the only consistent thing in the Catholic church is the €2000 price of a Vatican whore.


Jeepguy said...

Hey, Tom!
I blogged about this yesterday, too. Yet another example of the church's hypocricy and its increasingly ferocious attack on gay people. They really have very little room to talk on this, considering the recent Vatican sex scandal stuff.

I keep wondering why LGBT parents would send their child to Catholic school, knowing the church's stance on homosexuality, etc. In the long run, I guess it is probably better for the kid to go to another school. Still, in my mind, this doesn't excuse the Denver Archdiocese's bigoted action.

Hope all is well with you.


Bohemedude's Page said...

I'm completely incensed by this story! But, I'm not surprised. The Superintendent of the Denver Archdiocesan schools was also the superintendent of the Catholic schools in Rapid City, SD where I used to teach music...until I was forced to resign. The sexual orientation was brought into question. It didn't matter that I was a well-liked teacher and very, very good at my job. It didn't matter that my school principal wept with me when I was being told I had to resign my position and said, "You are one of our best teachers this shouldn't be happening." What mattered to Mr. Thompson was that someone had written an anonymous letter saying I might be gay... Oh...and the current Archbishop of Denver, Charles Chaput...Have any idea where he came from??? Rapid City--he was the Bishop overseeing the schools where I taught.

Heretic Tom said...

What a horrendous experience, Bohemedude, and unfortunately a common one in the church.