Where’s that gay loving, or at least that gay non-judging, Pope Francis now?
Last week the Catholic Dioceses of Little Rock, Arkansas — home to 27 elementary and secondary Catholic schools and more than 6,700 students — adopted a new, very special anti-LGBTQ addendum to its “Manual of Policies and Regulations.”
The diocese is led by Bishop Anthony Taylor ... and, is it just me, or does he look a little light in the loafers ... who compares homosexuality to incest and who has called the Obergefell v. Hodges one of the two worst Supreme Court decisions in modern history — the other being that pesky Roe v. Wade — says that legalizing same-sex marriage would do nothing to improve the lives of gay couples.
Except, you know, for treating us equally.
But, I guess since the good Bishop couldn’t stop The Gays from marrying, he’s gonna stop The Gays from getting an education in his schools. His new anti-LGBT addendum will ban students from advocating for the LGBTQ community, from celebrating the LGBTQ community, and from even being an L,G,B,T, or Q.
See, if a student at one of these Catholic Camps expresses a same-sex attraction "in such a way as to cause confusion or distraction in the context of Catholic school classes, activities, or events" that student will be expelled.
It also states that students "are expected to conduct themselves at school in a manner consistent with their biological sex" which means that a trans student cannot use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity or they, too, will be kicked out. They also cannot dress according to their gender, or ask to use a different pronoun other than the one that aligns with the gender on their birth certificate:
"If the student's expression of gender, sexual identity, or sexuality should mislead others, or cause scandal, or have the potential to cause scandal, then the matter will first be discussed with the student and his/her parents. If the issue is not resolved to the satisfaction of the school, whose primary goal must always be to uphold Catholic truths and principles, then the student may be dismissed."
For being gay … or bisexual … or transgender; no education for you!
That is how Catholics express God’s love. No wonder more and more people are leaving the church.