Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Denver archbishop explains why lesbian couple's child not admitted to school
cna ^ | March 8, 2010

Posted on 03/09/2010 7:48:47 AM PST by NYer

Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Boulder, Colo.

Denver, Colo., Mar 8, 2010 / 09:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver weighed-in today on the recent decision to not re-enroll the child of a lesbian couple in a local Catholic school. The archbishop explained, “If parents don’t respect the beliefs of the Church, or live in a manner that openly rejects those beliefs, then partnering with those parents becomes very difficult, if not impossible.”

Staff members at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Boulder, Colorado were told early last week that that an attending preschooler, whose two parents are women, would not be re-enrolled for the following semester.

After mostly negative media coverage, Archbishop Chaput dedicated his weekly column in the Denver Catholic Register to addressing the decision to not offer enrollment to the Boulder, Colo. preschooler.

The Denver archbishop began by discussing the historical background of Catholic schools in America, which he explained  were founded in the 19th century “as an alternative to the public schools of the day, which taught a curriculum often hostile to Catholic belief.”

“In many ways times have changed, but the mission of Catholic schools has not,” the prelate stated. “The main purpose of Catholic schools is religious; in other words, to form students in Catholic faith, Catholic morality and Catholic social values.”

The archbishop explained that “Many of our schools also accept students of other faiths and no faith, and from single parent and divorced parent families. These students are always welcome so long as their parents support the Catholic mission of the school and do not offer a serious counter-witness to that mission in their actions.”

“Our schools, however, exist primarily to serve Catholic families with an education shaped by Catholic faith and moral formation.  This is common sense,” he added. “Other religious traditions do the same according to their beliefs, and at a heavy sacrifice. We need to remember that Catholic families pay twice for a Catholic education: through their taxes, they fund public education; then they pay again to send their children to a Catholic school.” 

Therefore, the “idea that Catholic schools should require support for Catholic teaching for admission, and a serious effort from school families to live their Catholic identity faithfully, is reasonable and just,” Archbishop Chaput noted.

He also wrote that the “Church never looks for reasons to turn anyone away from a Catholic education. But the Church can’t change her moral beliefs without undermining her mission and failing to serve the many families who believe in that mission.”

“If Catholics take their faith seriously, they naturally follow the teachings of the Church in matters of faith and morals; otherwise they take themselves outside the believing community,” he explained.

Archbishop Chaput also stressed that the “Church does not claim that people with a homosexual orientation are 'bad,' or that their children are less loved by God. Quite the opposite. But what the Church does teach is that sexual intimacy by anyone outside marriage is wrong; that marriage is a sacramental covenant; and that marriage can only occur between a man and a woman.”

“These beliefs are central to a Catholic understanding of human nature, family and happiness, and the organization of society,” he said. “The Church cannot change these teachings because, in the faith of Catholics, they are the teachings of Jesus Christ.”

In light of this, the “policies of our Catholic school system exist to protect all parties involved, including the children of homosexual couples and the couples themselves,” said the prelate.

“Our schools are meant to be 'partners in faith' with parents. If parents don’t respect the beliefs of the Church, or live in a manner that openly rejects those beliefs, then partnering with those parents becomes very difficult, if not impossible.”

“It also places unfair stress on the children, who find themselves caught in the middle, and on their teachers, who have an obligation to teach the authentic faith of the Church,” he added.

Archbishop Chaput concluded his remarks saying that “Most parents who send their children to Catholic schools want an environment where the Catholic faith is fully taught and practiced. That simply can’t be done if teachers need to worry about wounding the feelings of their students or about alienating students from their parents. That isn’t fair to anyone – including the wider school community.”

“Persons who have an understanding of marriage and family life sharply different from Catholic belief are often people of sincerity and good will. They have other, excellent options for education and should see in them the better course for their children.”

To read Archbishop Chaput's column, visit: http://www.archden.org/index.cfm/ID/3560


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: chaput; denver; education; lesbian

1 posted on 03/09/2010 7:48:47 AM PST by NYer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; markomalley; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; ...

He is absolutely right! Were this school in the UK, they would probably be forced to accept the child and teach about homosexual sex.


2 posted on 03/09/2010 7:50:08 AM PST by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Of course he’s right, and honestly if the School is rejecting re-admission of this child its more likely because these “parents” are looking for a soapbox and confrontation more than anything else.


3 posted on 03/09/2010 7:53:17 AM PST by HamiltonJay
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NYer

I’m not Catholic, but that is one excellently written response.


4 posted on 03/09/2010 7:53:28 AM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

It should be the right of any private school to discriminate as they see fit, especially based on belief.

Private entities also should be able to discriminate based on income, race, and sex as they see fit. You want a “blacks-only” organization? You’ve got it. You want a “female-only” private club? You’ve got it.

When I hear ads for “The United Negro College Fund” being offered as free Public Service Announcements on the radio, I am reminded that some groups are promoted and protected in the same way that all should be.


5 posted on 03/09/2010 7:54:36 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

I wonder, is it the media who has complained, gays, Catholics, or just people in general? If any of the above doesn’t like the schools decision, they need to read the above statements from the Bishop. If they still don’t like it they can go pound sand.


6 posted on 03/09/2010 7:55:43 AM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Exactly why would this “couple” want to send their child to a school that teaches Catholic values - including that their “relationship” is incompatible with God’s design? Are they so cynical that they are using their child as a pawn to push their political agenda, or are they so disconnected from God’s word that they think scripture is a minor matter that a court could order the Catholic Church to change?


7 posted on 03/09/2010 7:56:24 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HamiltonJay
Of course he’s right, and honestly if the School is rejecting re-admission of this child its more likely because these “parents” are looking for a soapbox and confrontation more than anything else.

That is exactly true. My sister, a third grade teacher in a big Catholic school said that the parents who least follow the faith are the biggest trouble makers and ALWAYS threatened to sue!

8 posted on 03/09/2010 7:58:17 AM PST by notaliberal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: NYer

“Persons who have an understanding of marriage and family life sharply different from Catholic belief are often people of sincerity and good will. They have other, excellent options for education and should see in them the better course for their children.”

Wow the recognition of real diversity. The left won’t like that.


9 posted on 03/09/2010 7:58:46 AM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

I respect the Catholic Church’s right to decide its admissions policy any way it wants but I don’t think they thought this one out very well. Here they have an innocent child who they can teach traditional values to who needs just such an education. Assuming that the parents are paying the child’s tuition, which the Church would need to maintain its school, it would seem that this whole issue is a non sequitur.


10 posted on 03/09/2010 8:02:01 AM PST by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Good for them, and good article.


11 posted on 03/09/2010 8:04:01 AM PST by xenob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rbosque
I wonder, is it the media who has complained, gays, Catholics, or just people in general?

You know how the media likes to parse statements and spin them into a controversy. That is how this story emerged, in bits and pieces, all woven into media manipulated news. Hence, Archbishop Chaput decided to address this through a catholic news agency, stating facts and his position.

12 posted on 03/09/2010 8:04:18 AM PST by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: NYer

excellent position

That is what “private school” means
However, the local Catholic schools take pains to advertise they do not discriminate on basis of faith (?)

Protestant and Jewish are OK?


13 posted on 03/09/2010 8:12:29 AM PST by silverleaf ("Congress is America's only native criminal class."- Mark Twain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: svxdave

“Here they have an innocent child who they can teach traditional values to .. “

No, they can’t.

Not without the support, consent, and involvement (example) of the parents.

That is the point.


14 posted on 03/09/2010 8:14:19 AM PST by silverleaf ("Congress is America's only native criminal class."- Mark Twain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: svxdave

Here they have an innocent child who they can teach traditional values to who needs just such an education.

We are in a legal world where feelings count more than facts. As such, the Archdiocese is merely managing their assets in accordance with legal risk. Consider if the childs’ mommas both decide that she is being discriminated by not recognizing and equivicating the childs family status when the school teaches the Catholic ideal of family. Can they sue - sure. Will they win - not likely. Will it cost the Church money - you betcha. Avoiding this obvious risk is a moral choice. The child will at some point in her life wonder what the right answer is. At that point she can remember her exposure to the Christian faith and decide accordingly. I am personally suspicious of a same sex couple choosing a Catholic school for their daughter. Methinks the mommas have smaller fish to fry than the moral education of their daughter. Diversity cannot be allowed to exist to the left.


15 posted on 03/09/2010 8:16:47 AM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: HamiltonJay

I feel extremely sorry for the child involved because as the Bishop has said, the child will be caught in the middle and confused if this is allowed. It’s a tuff thing to have to deal with.


16 posted on 03/09/2010 8:18:29 AM PST by JustMytwocents70
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: NYer

**“Our schools are meant to be ‘partners in faith’ with parents. If parents don’t respect the beliefs of the Church, or live in a manner that openly rejects those beliefs, then partnering with those parents becomes very difficult, if not impossible.” **

Way to go, Archbishop Chaput. I nominate this archbishop for a red hat!


17 posted on 03/09/2010 8:19:14 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: equalitybeforethelaw

**The left won’t like that.**

That’s nothing new to Archbishop Chaput. The dimocrat party ostracized him from their convention a couple years ago.

The Chaput put out a similarly well-worded condemnation of their pro-abortion policy as a part of the dimocrat’s party platform. That’s why you can say that any one who votes dimocrat supports abortion — it’s in their party platform!


18 posted on 03/09/2010 8:21:53 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: NYer
and teach about homosexual sex

You know, maybe that wouldn't be all bad. If young people got the details about homosexual activities while they're at the age when they don't even want to know why the cat's having kittens, they might grow up to be less sentimental about "fairness" to "committed gay couples" who just want equality.

Aversion therapy, as it were.

19 posted on 03/09/2010 8:22:45 AM PST by Tax-chick (Aw, CUSSWORDS!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: JustMytwocents70

I am telling you, in my experience, and I’ve been dealing with Catholic Schools for years, they don’t generally reject a child because of a parents lifestyle choices, in fact, often they take the perspective that at least HERE in this school they will get the Godly world view they need. Catholic Schools I have dealt with do not look for reasons to reject children re-admittance.

If a school asks a child not to return it is generally because the child is after much attempts to work with, too unruly or problematic. Or the parents/family cause too much trouble or are looking to use the school as a soap box.

This has been my experience, others may vary.

Given the age of this girl, I doubt she’s caused any trouble. Her “parents” however likely have been nothing but trouble and looking for excuses to stand up on their soapbox and cause issues. Hell the fact this story is even in the media at all tells me that this is likely the case. I guarantee the administrators of the school didn’t contact the media over an admission decision. This poor child likely has activist parents that are simply looking for limelight or lawsuit.

That’s my take on this one.


20 posted on 03/09/2010 8:25:06 AM PST by HamiltonJay
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: HamiltonJay

They’re probably looking for a lawsuit and easy money too. That poor child is going to endure abuse from other kids, regardless of where the parents send them, because of their chosen lifestyle.


21 posted on 03/09/2010 8:31:22 AM PST by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-4-08 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: NYer

I hope the homosexual attacks on the traditional churches and the military are being seen for what they are. This “couple” could care less about keeping the kid in this school because it is the best. This is just more of the same- attack and destroy traditional religions.


22 posted on 03/09/2010 8:32:48 AM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer
The archbishop explained that “Many of our schools also accept students of other faiths and no faith, and from single parent and divorced parent families. These students are always welcome so long as their parents support the Catholic mission of the school and do not offer a serious counter-witness to that mission in their actions.”

I am not a Catholic, but I attended a Catholic school through 6th grade. I would like to say that they were very respectful of non-Catholic beliefs and expected the same respect when it came to their beliefs. I applaud this school for making a stand in what they see as a subversive witness to their mission.

23 posted on 03/09/2010 8:36:43 AM PST by Between the Lines (AreYouWhoYouSayYouAre? Esse Quam Videri - To Be, Rather Than To Seem)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HamiltonJay
f a school asks a child not to return it is generally because the child is after much attempts to work with, too unruly or problematic. Or the parents/family cause too much trouble or are looking to use the school as a soap box.

oh I agree with you and that is why I feel sorry for the child involved is because I along with others, believe the child is being used as a pawn in a political game.
24 posted on 03/09/2010 8:43:11 AM PST by JustMytwocents70
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: NYer

25 posted on 03/09/2010 8:55:41 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: svxdave
I respect the Catholic Church's right to decide its admissions policy any way it wants but I don't think they thought this one out very well.

I believe that they have thought it out very well. We are getting all the negatives in this story from only one side, that of the parents. The school and the Archdiocese have taken the high road here and are not saying anything negative about what the parents have done. There is much more to the story than we are getting from the media who have gotten their story from a group of activist homosexuals.

I think that the school and the Church should be commended on their handling of this situation. They have chosen not to be confrontational.

BTW Did you see the other article posted about this where the church members crossed the street to offer the protesters donuts and coffee during Sunday services?

26 posted on 03/09/2010 8:55:44 AM PST by Between the Lines (AreYouWhoYouSayYouAre? Esse Quam Videri - To Be, Rather Than To Seem)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: silverleaf
Protestant and Jewish are OK?

Of course. Generally speaking they come from the same tradition and share a common ethos. The exceptions are of course those who cherry-pick the tenets of their faith in the name of a dubious progressivism. Those who feel no remorse in engaging in homosexuality do not share in the traditional Judeo-Christian ethos. While a point may be made that it's not the child's fault, it is the parent, not the Church who is to blame here. If the tenets of the Christian ethic are not reinforced at home, a Catholic education is a waste of time.

As it is, there are parents at my children's school who are not doing their part and their kids end up being a bad influence.

27 posted on 03/09/2010 9:08:27 AM PST by TradicalRC (Secular conservatism is liberalism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: svxdave
Here they have an innocent child who they can teach traditional values to who needs just such an education.

The purpose of a parochial school isn't merely to impart values. It's to bring the children deeper into the life of the Church. When you have a child who is unable to do so as a result of her upbringing, it defeats the purpose. The Church's role in this scenario is to convert the unconverted in an external and/or worship setting (minus the sacraments); not invite the unconverted to participate in a Christian educational setting.

28 posted on 03/09/2010 9:14:35 AM PST by ajr276
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: silverleaf
Protestant and Jewish are OK?

Of course. Generally speaking they come from the same tradition and share a common ethos. The exceptions are of course those who cherry-pick the tenets of their faith in the name of a dubious progressivism. Those who feel no remorse in engaging in homosexuality do not share in the traditional Judeo-Christian ethos. While a point may be made that it's not the child's fault, it is the parent, not the Church who is to blame here. If the tenets of the Christian ethic are not reinforced at home, a Catholic education is a waste of time.

As it is, there are parents at my children's school who are not doing their part and their kids end up being a bad influence.

29 posted on 03/09/2010 9:16:48 AM PST by TradicalRC (Secular conservatism is liberalism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: MissEdie

the kid will do just fine in a Quaker, Episcopalian, Unitarian, UCC, Lutheran, Methodist, Presby or any other number of private religious schools- among others

Attending a private religious school is a privilege, not a right

The fact that this poor girl’s mother and partner chose a Catholic school is problematic, since they would undoubtedly spend a great deal of time arguing with the school over “bias” or “bigotry”, and/or telling the child to ignore or consider wrong and bigoted the values she was taught there


30 posted on 03/09/2010 9:17:09 AM PST by silverleaf ("Congress is America's only native criminal class."- Mark Twain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: NYer

The child has ONE mother and ONE absent father.

the other woman is just the sexual fetish partner of the mother.


31 posted on 03/09/2010 9:19:24 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HamiltonJay

That is my impression as well. The mere fact that this is a “re-admission” issue reinforces that impression.


32 posted on 03/09/2010 9:26:23 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: svxdave

Maybe, but then the “parents” will begin to worm other ideals into the curriculum and then site bias’ that are against federal laws and then you have a whole new can of worms opened. Attending a Catholic school is a privedge not a right. I smell a rat with the parents on this one.


33 posted on 03/09/2010 9:30:02 AM PST by Citizen Soldier ("You care far too much what is written and said about you." Axelrod to Obama 2006)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Excellent response.


34 posted on 03/09/2010 9:31:27 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer
IMO, the Church is thinking more about the child than the "parents" are. Why would they enroll the child in a school that is going to be teaching values totally opposite of what they are preaching and living at home? How confusing for the child to be caught in such a tug of war! Another example of the in-your-face, you WILL accept, no, approve this "alternative" live style gay movement. Good for this school. I hope they don't back down.
35 posted on 03/09/2010 9:35:40 AM PST by greatplains
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: left that other site

re-admission but did the mother mislead to imply the child had a mother and a father?

The article is a “fail” because it uses “parent” in the tradition of the heather has two momies book.

misleading is the same as a lie.


36 posted on 03/09/2010 11:09:02 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: svxdave
but I don’t think they thought this one out very well.

I think you should get all of the facts before opining on a topic you know little about.

37 posted on 03/09/2010 11:57:43 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Yeah, I guess he had to. What’s sad is that he even had to explain it to boneheaded Catholics.


38 posted on 03/09/2010 1:32:18 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: circlecity

The media, as you know only too well, like to extract pieces of information and spin it into something controversial. In this article, the bishop goes into details. Enjoy!


39 posted on 03/09/2010 1:42:50 PM PST by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

“The child, whose two parents are women”

Now THAT’S interesting!

Didn’t think humans could reproduce by parthenogenesis! And if they could, what’s the second woman for?

I suspect this poor, abused little girl has a father, somewhere. Some people have no shame!


40 posted on 03/09/2010 1:48:29 PM PST by Jim Noble (Hu's the communist?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Citizen Soldier
I smell a large, ugly, politically activist rat.

March is when most private schools make the decisions on admissions and re-admits for the coming year (been there, done that).

This hit the news media a few days ago -- the two "ladies" must have run to the press immediately. They probably already had their press release written.

You don't just immediately decide to go public. If they were sincere, there would have been discussions, offers and counteroffers, etc. and that would have taken weeks with people honestly trying to work things out.

This is standard operating procedure right out of the Saul Alinsky handbook, trying to make a test case, trotting out the protesters, right down to harassing the poor parish priest and posting downright vile messages on his blog (they've all been removed).

This was an extremely well-organized attempt to infiltrate the school and church -- or, failing that, to try to take them down publicly.

41 posted on 03/09/2010 5:11:48 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: NYer
"The main purpose of Catholic schools is religious; in other words, to form students in Catholic faith, Catholic morality and Catholic social values."

I believe the only reasonable response to that quote is this: "Well, duh!"

42 posted on 03/09/2010 8:30:05 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: svxdave

Chaput is right on the money. Those parents do not WANT their kid taught traditional values, and you can darned well bet that if that kid came home spouting traditional Catholic values against homosexuality, the parents would be miffed. Or sue. Or protest in some way.


43 posted on 03/09/2010 8:59:30 PM PST by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: equalitybeforethelaw

I’m suspicious of the mommas too. Gays are a litigious group pushing this lifestyle already; why not push it on the Catholic church? Surely you can get some sentimental thinkers to support you as well — ‘It is so MEAN.’

Chaput came out like a good shepherd to protect his flock and take a stand. Well done, Bishop.


44 posted on 03/09/2010 9:01:35 PM PST by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Amen, Excellency. One of the best bishops we have.


45 posted on 03/09/2010 9:25:09 PM PST by Desdemona
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Good! I appreciate the archbishop’s position. I hope Catholics will muster to his defense if he or the school is attacked for this in any way.

I’m not Catholic (in the Vatican sense of the word), but I would openly, publicly stand with him in this particular decision.

Go(!), Archbishop, and be careful.


46 posted on 03/09/2010 9:34:40 PM PST by John Leland 1789 (Grateful)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: silverleaf

the mother and her “partner” (note the sperm donor doesn’t have an opinion) enrolled the girl to make a political point.

I suspect if a gay person enrolled his or her kid, and kept his “partnership” discrete, there would be no problem...that’s the point. Being “discrete” acknowledges that what we are doing is against God’s will, so we hide our shameful behavior
...

We all are sinners, but this is flouting sin and forcing others to approve of it, and the church to change it’s teaching.


47 posted on 03/09/2010 10:53:25 PM PST by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson