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Catholic school boots student with gay parents
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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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TOPICS: Education; Religion
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholicschools; christian; gay; homosexualagenda; jpb; lesbian
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1 posted on 03/05/2010 2:33:57 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

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 ...


2 posted on 03/05/2010 2:36:17 PM PST by omega4179 (jdforsenate.com hunt some rinos 2010)
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To: JoeProBono

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....”


3 posted on 03/05/2010 2:36:17 PM PST by stormer
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To: JoeProBono

“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.


4 posted on 03/05/2010 2:36:51 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: JoeProBono

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.


5 posted on 03/05/2010 2:38:17 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: JoeProBono

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.


6 posted on 03/05/2010 2:38:26 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: JoeProBono

Sounds reasonable.
NOt a gub mint financed school and they can choose what bad influances they care to have or not.


7 posted on 03/05/2010 2:38:29 PM PST by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs.)
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To: JoeProBono

Catholic school boots student with gay parents

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At least the school has that option.

For now.


8 posted on 03/05/2010 2:38:34 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Retired Greyhound

As if his parents would let him have normal christian beliefs.


9 posted on 03/05/2010 2:39:18 PM PST by omega4179 (jdforsenate.com hunt some rinos 2010)
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To: JoeProBono

The McCains and Cheneys support gay marriage and sodomy.


10 posted on 03/05/2010 2:39:46 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Retired Greyhound

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.


11 posted on 03/05/2010 2:40:37 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: omega4179

Which is precisely why the child needs to be exposed to Christian beliefs outside of the home.

Terrible decision by the school.


12 posted on 03/05/2010 2:41:59 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: JoeProBono
I bet this is going to cause all Hades to break loose. I can see how this would present a problem for the school. How do you deal with gay parents without tacitly endorsing their life style? It is not as if this student has no options. He can always find another school that will have no qualms about homosexuality.
13 posted on 03/05/2010 2:42:14 PM PST by Nosterrex
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To: omega4179
This boy in my kids kindergarten class asked if he could kiss another boy.

The boy is on track to be a priest... in the Vatican one day!

14 posted on 03/05/2010 2:42:29 PM PST by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

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.


15 posted on 03/05/2010 2:42:59 PM PST by WILLIALAL
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To: lonestar
That’s funny, but a little rough.
16 posted on 03/05/2010 2:43:48 PM PST by WILLIALAL
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To: JoeProBono

I’d love to be a fly on the wall when the dykes get the notification letter.


17 posted on 03/05/2010 2:45:09 PM PST by matt1234
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To: Responsibility2nd

The school should have the option, but I think they are making a bad decision.


18 posted on 03/05/2010 2:45:14 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: JoeProBono
Oh horrors. I hope the diocese has good insurance as they, without knowing any details, may have just been set up for a huge law suit.

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?

19 posted on 03/05/2010 2:46:37 PM PST by ImpBill ("America ... where are you now?" signed, a little "r" republican!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

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.


20 posted on 03/05/2010 2:47:34 PM PST by WILLIALAL
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To: omega4179
Okay, from some stories I have read, if the little boy had kissed a little girl, he would have been disciplined for sexual harrassment.

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.

21 posted on 03/05/2010 2:48:55 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: WILLIALAL

Well said, that is what they should do.


22 posted on 03/05/2010 2:49:39 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: JoeProBono

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.


23 posted on 03/05/2010 2:52:05 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I’m guessing that the parents have been unwilling to work with the school and continue to push the agenda.


24 posted on 03/05/2010 2:54:09 PM PST by BenKenobi (And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life.)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


25 posted on 03/05/2010 2:56:21 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: B Knotts

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.


26 posted on 03/05/2010 3:01:24 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: BenKenobi

It’s also very possible that the children parroted the parent’s agenda.


27 posted on 03/05/2010 3:01:52 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

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?


28 posted on 03/05/2010 3:04:28 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Retired Greyhound
BTW, Jesus said "Go and sin no more."

We're supposed to at least make an effort.

29 posted on 03/05/2010 3:05:51 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Which is precisely why the child needs to be exposed to Christian beliefs outside of the home.

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"?

30 posted on 03/05/2010 3:05:59 PM PST by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: B Knotts

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.


31 posted on 03/05/2010 3:07:04 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Clock King

Activism.


32 posted on 03/05/2010 3:08:37 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Not so. Why do you think we are seeing so much of this kind of thing? It has permeated our society.


33 posted on 03/05/2010 3:10:23 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Clock King

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.


34 posted on 03/05/2010 3:10:33 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: trisham

So how do we combat it? By locking ourselves in a bunker, or hitting the streets, so to speak?


35 posted on 03/05/2010 3:11:41 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: B Knotts

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.


36 posted on 03/05/2010 3:14:42 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: JoeProBono

First off, guardian is a more appropriate term than parent.


37 posted on 03/05/2010 3:17:04 PM PST by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: omega4179

His parents told him its OK for boys to kiss boys etc ...

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Oh, dear, that is so disturbing.


38 posted on 03/05/2010 3:18:57 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Retired Greyhound

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.


39 posted on 03/05/2010 3:20:27 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: lonestar

My, aren’t we the hater?


40 posted on 03/05/2010 3:21:26 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I don’t want my kids going to school with him.Are you Catholic?


41 posted on 03/05/2010 3:22:17 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Retired Greyhound

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.


42 posted on 03/05/2010 3:22:56 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: WILLIALAL

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.


43 posted on 03/05/2010 3:24:11 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Retired Greyhound
But that’s not really the child’s fault. Is the mission of the church no longer to save souls.
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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.

44 posted on 03/05/2010 3:24:59 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid!)
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To: antceecee

I wonder that as well.


45 posted on 03/05/2010 3:25:23 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

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.


46 posted on 03/05/2010 3:26:51 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: JoeProBono

Unusual, but refreshing!


47 posted on 03/05/2010 3:27:58 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Which is precisely why the child needs to be exposed to Christian beliefs outside of the home.

Terrible decision by the school.


Wrong. Certainly, it is the business of the Church to save souls, but an elementary school is not the place for experimentation. Each of the kids in the school will be getting exposed to tremendous amounts of anti-Christian influence throughout their lives. This time at school is probably one of the few times they will get reinforced Catholic teaching. Allowing in this child, with his lesbian parents, could benefit that one child, but it provides an even greater risk that the presence of this child and his inevitable spreading of his "mommies'" anti-Christian belief system could actually serve to poison many other kids. If the kids are taught in class that marriage is between one man and one woman, this kid might say later, to the other children, my mommy says that's not true, etc etc. There will not be the school's stance against the two mommies for the kids to look to for reassurance, so the kids start thinking that maybe it's ok after all.
48 posted on 03/05/2010 3:29:13 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: Retired Greyhound

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


49 posted on 03/05/2010 3:29:20 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: antceecee

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.


50 posted on 03/05/2010 3:30:49 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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