Catholic School Kicks Out Student with Gay Parents

The Huffington Post ( reported this:

BOULDER, Colo. — 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."

The statement says students in Catholic schools are expected to have parents who abide by policies of the school and church. The Archdiocese said students with gay parents in Catholic schools would become "confused."

The school's decision was first reported Friday by KUSA-TV in Denver.

The Archdiocese of Denver also released this in answer to the issue:

March 5, 2010
Statement of the Archdiocese of Denver on Catholic School
Admissions Policy

A principal reason parents place their children in Archdiocese of Denver Schools is to
reinforce the Catholic beliefs and values that the family seeks to live at home. To
preserve the mission of our schools, and to respect the faith of wider Catholic
community, we expect all families who enroll students to live in accord with Catholic
teaching. Our admission policy states clearly, “No person shall be admitted as a student
in any Catholic school unless that person and his/her parent(s) subscribe to the school’s
philosophy and agree to abide by the educational policies and regulations of the school
and Archdiocese.”

Parents living in open discord with Catholic teaching in areas of faith and morals
unfortunately choose by their actions to disqualify their children from enrollment. To
allow children in these circumstances to continue in our school would be a cause of
confusion for the student in that what they are being taught in school conflicts with what
they experience in the home.

We communicated the policy to the couple at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School as
soon as we realized the situation. We discussed the reasons with them and have sought to
respond in a way that does not abruptly displace the student but at the same time respects
the integrity of the Catholic school’s philosophy.


You be the judge. My question is, would it be the fault of the child if he has gay parents when the child when adopted or born from a gay parent never had the chance and the right to choose. If being gay is against the teachings of the Catholic faith, then THE SCHOOL SHOULD ALSO BOOT OUT CHILDREN OF DIVORCED PARENTS as divorce is not accepted by the catholic church.



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