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Catholic Bishop Wont Let Foundation Present Scholarship to Gay Iowa Student at Award Ceremony
Washington Post ^ | 5/7/12 | AP

Posted on 05/08/2012 8:48:54 AM PDT by marshmallow

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Overruling school officials, a Catholic bishop in Iowa said Monday he would not let a group that promotes equal rights for gays and lesbians present a college scholarship to an openly gay student during an upcoming award ceremony.

Bishop Martin Amos in Davenport said the Eychaner Foundation would not be allowed to present the Matthew Shepard Scholarship to Keaton Fuller during the May 20 ceremony at Prince of Peace Catholic School in Clinton, saying the group’s support for gay rights conflicts with church doctrine.

The announcement comes after a school official signed a document last month that promised to let a representative of the foundation’s scholarship committee present the award to Fuller.

In an open letter released Monday, Fuller said he’s never felt so “invalidated and unaccepted” as he did when he heard that news last week. He said he and his family were asking the school to reverse its decision, and he launched an online petition Monday that was signed by hundreds of supporters within its first hours.

“This whole ordeal has been incredibly hurtful, and I am even sadder that this will be one of my last experiences to remember my high school years by,” Fuller wrote.

The bishop’s decision also stunned school officials, who had encouraged Fuller to apply for the award and wrote letters on his behalf.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: catholicschool; homosexualagenda
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To: cloudmountain
Sorry for the double post.
This site has been VERY slow today.
21 posted on 05/08/2012 1:41:39 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Jack Burton007
You'll notice the Religion Moderator found your comments offensive, too. He's not the only one,

Nobody here supports acts of sodomy.

We respectfully acknowledge human dignity which was created by God and which persists despite sin, ignorance and malice. God wants our sincere repentance, not our death.

That's why we're opposed to sexual vice, suicide, and viciousness.

You still have time. Think about that. Good night.

22 posted on 05/08/2012 2:33:45 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (What does the Lord require of you but to act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with your God.)
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To: RobbyS
“Catholic schools have long been subverted by liberals”

You're not kidding. Our auxiliary Bishop was surprised at all the support for the new Mass translation by the crowd at our local Catholic school. He told us that since the meeting was at a school he was expecting anger over the non gender neutral language. Every other school around here is run by feminist nuns and similar laity.

23 posted on 05/08/2012 2:50:48 PM PDT by Varda
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To: Varda

Took me the longest time to realize that what happened after Vatican II was a rebellion by the lower clergy and religious, which the bishops did not know how to handle. The reform of the mass was done so quickly, and to my mind, unnecessarily that it alienated a lot of older Catholics. They have nowhere else to go, thought the young rebels. Wrong. They stayed home or they went to the evangelicals


24 posted on 05/08/2012 3:06:14 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Varda

Took me the longest time to realize that what happened after Vatican II was a rebellion by the lower clergy and religious, which the bishops did not know how to handle. The reform of the mass was done so quickly, and to my mind, unnecessarily that it alienated a lot of older Catholics. They have nowhere else to go, thought the young rebels. Wrong. They stayed home or they went to the evangelicals


25 posted on 05/08/2012 3:06:25 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: marshmallow

**Bishop Martin Amos in Davenport **

A Bishop with a spine!


26 posted on 05/08/2012 9:13:11 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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27 posted on 05/08/2012 9:16:46 PM PDT by narses
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To: marshmallow
This whole homosexual sex ordeal has been incredibly hurtful, and I am even sadder that this homosexual sex will be one of my last experiences to remember my high school years by,” Fuller wrote

There -that, sounds more accurate....

28 posted on 05/09/2012 7:43:31 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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