Skip to comments.Catholic school boots student with gay parents
Posted on 03/05/2010 2:33:57 PM PST by JoeProBono
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A Catholic school in Colorado is kicking out a preschooler because the child's parents are lesbians.
The child will not be allowed to re-enroll next year at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School. The Denver Archdiocese posted a statement Friday that the parents are "living in open discord with Catholic teaching...."
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Freedom of the school to associate. This boy in my kids kindergarten class asked if he could kiss another boy. His parents told him its OK for boys to kiss boys etc ...
Why didn’t they just transfer the student? You know, like they do with the priests who get caught “living in open discord with Catholic teaching....”
“the parents are “living in open discord with Catholic teaching”
But that’s not really the child’s fault. Is the mission of the church no longer to save souls.
If ever there were a child that needed to be at this school it is this one.
The school is free to make its own rules.
Obama hasn’t gotten around to ending freedom of association YET. It is on their list I am sure.
Hmmmm. I agree with the Archdiocese on some level, but I wonder if they also kick students out who are born of single moms? Or divorced couples?
Perhaps it would be better to offer this child the example of children from families living a Christian life. I dunno. My kids went to Catholic High School and they had lots of students there who were from non-Catholic families, including scholarship families. It was considered part of their outreach.
NOt a gub mint financed school and they can choose what bad influances they care to have or not.
Catholic school boots student with gay parents
At least the school has that option.
As if his parents would let him have normal christian beliefs.
The McCains and Cheneys support gay marriage and sodomy.
A Christian education is not just at school. Many of them also factor in the home life and consider it to be as important, if not more so, to the successful outcome of the student as is the school life. The draw back is of course the kid may grow up anti-catholic if not anti-Christian.
Which is precisely why the child needs to be exposed to Christian beliefs outside of the home.
Terrible decision by the school.
The boy is on track to be a priest... in the Vatican one day!
Totally agree. I thought the Catholic position was they don’t support or condone homosexuality, but they also don’t persecute you over it anyway.
I’d love to be a fly on the wall when the dykes get the notification letter.
The school should have the option, but I think they are making a bad decision.
Thank about it! What "openly gay" parents would send their child to a school where the church is openly judgmental of their chosen life style?
Agree. Call the parents in and tell them they don’t support their life style, but they will let the child stay, but understand the Catholic position will be taught.
In today's culture, I fear if he tried to kiss a little boy, and the boy objected, the second boy (kissee) would have to be disciplined and sent to "diversity" training.
Well said, that is what they should do.
Unfortunately, there aren’t many details at the source, however, one must assume that the issue had to come to the school’s attention, which to me implies some kind of behaviour that made it impossible for them to ignore the situation. In other words, they were put in a position where they had to make a decision to protect the other children and make clear to the parents what is and is not acceptable.
I’m guessing that the parents have been unwilling to work with the school and continue to push the agenda.
This is the correct decision. The other students in the school should not be allowed to tacitly get the wrong idea about the nature of the family or marriage, which is what happens if you just look the other way on this stuff.
Parents are the first educators of their children, and it makes no sense to have parents teaching the opposite of the Church’s values at home, while sending him to a Catholic school.
So I suppose we Christians should just lock ourselves away in incubators and sequester ourselves from the world?
That is most certainly not what Jesus taught. This school and their teachings could be the only way this child learns Christian teachings. Instead his entire spiritual education will be provided by his lesbian parents and the public schools. Sad.
No wonder there are less and less Christians in the world. It’s because we decided that we didn’t want to get our hands dirty anymore.
It’s also very possible that the children parroted the parent’s agenda.
So, we should just ignore the needs of all the other kids, just to placate these parents, who don’t have the good sense to at least keep their peculiar tastes private?
We're supposed to at least make an effort.
And as soon as they do that, the "mothers" will sue the school. I don't like this decision, either, but somebody was thinking ahead. WHY would two lesbians send their child to school KNOWING the school has problem with their "lifestyle"?
How are the needs of the other kids being ignored exactly?
And how are the parents being placated? It is a miracle that they are allowing the child into this school, no matter what their motive. We should embrace it.
The other kids will be just fine.
Not so. Why do you think we are seeing so much of this kind of thing? It has permeated our society.
Good question. I don’t know why they are sending the kid here. Perhaps it is because Catholic education is good and public edumacation sucks.
But it is a wonderful thing that he has (had) a chance to be exposed to the Gospel and accept Christ. Now he may not.
Gotta get our priorities straight.
So how do we combat it? By locking ourselves in a bunker, or hitting the streets, so to speak?
I’m not getting your point. But apply the WWJD test here.
If you think Jesus would kick this kid out of the school for the sins of his parents than we have a problem in the church.
First off, guardian is a more appropriate term than parent.
His parents told him its OK for boys to kiss boys etc ...
Oh, dear, that is so disturbing.
We don’t do it by allowing our children to be proselytized. Private institutions must be allowed to make their standards clear, and decisions like this are not made overnight. The school must have considered this their last resort. Imho.
My, aren’t we the hater?
I don’t want my kids going to school with him.Are you Catholic?
Perhaps you are right, but some of the same sex couples who have enrolled their children in parochial schools have then tried to inject their political and life style agenda onto the school. I wonder why two women living a life that is not approved by the Church would even want to have their kid in a Catholic school.
Who is being persecuted? I did not see that the school had called for anyone to harm or harass these two adults or the child. Get a grip.
I agree. It is the mission of **adults** to be missionaries to this child and his caretakers. This work is solely for **grown-ups** who are solidly rooted in their faith.
I wonder that as well.
First off, for all we know, there could be a lot more to the story. We should consider that. Perhaps the parents of this boy were not agreeable and made threats, etc., in which case the school felt threatened.
I’m just going by the headline, and the bottom-line for me is that our primary purpose is to spread The Good News.
I don’t think this boy’s attendance would lead to proselytizing the other kids. They’ll be just fine.
Unusual, but refreshing!
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For(B) what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or(C) what fellowship has light with darkness? 2 Cor 6:14
I suspect they put the child in the school just so they could make a big deal out of being asked to leave. They get publicity for their cause and for the awful burden of “discrimination” against their perverted lifestyle.
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