Thursday, May 13, 2010

Catholic Elementary School in Massachusetts Expels Student for Having Lesbian Parents

     St. Paul (Catholic) Elementary School  became a copycat of Sacred Heart of Jesus in Boulder, Colorado, by expelling a child because he has two mommies.  St. Paul is in the Archdiocese of Boston, Massachusetts, ground zero for the scandal of cover-up and enabling of pedophile-priests by church authorities.  Yes, when it comes to knowing what's best for other people's children, trust the Catholic Church.

     A Roman Catholic school in Massachusetts has withdrawn its acceptance of an 8-year-old boy with lesbian parents, saying their relationship was "in discord" with church teachings, according to one of the boys' mothers.  The Massachusetts woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of concerns about the effect of publicity on her son, said she planned to send the boy to third grade at St. Paul Elementary School in Hingham in the fall. But she said she learned her son's acceptance was rescinded during a conference call Monday with Principal Cynthia Duggan and the parish priest, the Rev. James Rafferty."I'm accustomed to discrimination, I suppose, at my age and my experience as a gay woman," the mother said. "But I didn't expect it against my child."  Rafferty said her relationship "was in discord with the teachings of the Catholic Church," which holds marriage is only between a man and woman, the woman said.

     When it comes to discrimination against homosexuals and their children,Catholics claim that they are not bigots.  They are just following Catholic teachings.  But, unless someone is consistently following and enforcing all Catholic teachings, unless someone is expelling the children of all the parents who don't follow all of the Catholic teachings, then they are picking, choosing, and targeting their scapegoat of the month.  That makes them a bigot.

     Father John Geoghan abused children for over three decades in the Archdiocese of Boston, while under the protection of bishops and cardinals who knew.  Cardinal Bernard Law has yet to face criminal charges for covering up this case.  He continues to dodge the law, under the protection of the Vatican in Rome.

     This is the authority with which the Catholic church of Boston calls homosexual depraved.

1 comment:

FDeF said...

Yes, it is unjust, illogical and mean-spirited. But look on the bright side. The child will be spared the indignity of indoctrination in the Catholic church.