Monday, March 11, 2019

St. Ann's Catholic School Bans Gay Couple's Child; Thousands Protest

St. Ann Catholic School, a Roman Catholic grade school in Kansas, have denied enrollment to a kindergartner who is the child of a same-sex couple.

A few years ago, this would have been met with applause from other parents, and locals, but this time around some 1,000 people—half of whom are members at St. Ann—have signed a petition asking church leaders to reconsider their decision:
“Respectfully, we believe that the decision to deny a child of God access to such a wonderful community and education, based on the notion that his or her parent’s union is not in accordance with the Church’s teaching in Sacramental marriage, lacks the compassion and mercy of Christ’s message.”
You know, cuz Jesus never said a word about The Gays.

And yet, by way of a reply, school Superintendent Kathy O’Hara said:
“[The] Church’s teaching on marriage is clear and is not altered by the laws of civil society. The Church teaches that individuals with same sex attraction should be treated with dignity, however, the challenge regarding same sex couples and our Catholic schools is that same sex parents cannot model behaviors and attitudes regarding marriage and sexual morality consistent with essential components of the Church’s teachings.”
I love that she says the Church teaches that Gay Folks should be treated with dignity, while denying their children the right to an education at a Catholic school, and the claims that same-sex parents are somehow immoral or bad role models.

The height of dignity! Not lost on me is the fact that an institution with a history of rampant child sexual abuse paints themselves as the moral compass for the ways to raise children.

You know, cuz a priest raping a child is bad, but a child raised by a same-sex couple is somehow incapable of teaching morality.

And then we have St. Ann’s pastor, the Reverend Craig Maxim, who further explained Catholic Hypocrisy:
“[Allowing this child to attend school]  creates a conflict for those children and what is experienced at home. It also could become a source of confusion for other school children.”
Um, and here’s where I’d say to the not-so-good reverend, that children aren’t the ones with the issue, it’s the parents who teach the children that a child of a same-sex couple is different or less than.

The children are taught to hate by their parents and by the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Oh, and the hypocrisy grows because this Catholic school accepts students who are not Catholic, who do not follow the teachings of Catholicism, or perhaps any faith at all. But those kids are deemed worthy, while the child of a same-sex couple is ostracized.

And while other children are raped by the very hypocrites who push this ideology forward.


the dogs' mother said...

Very sad and very stupid.

mistress maddie said...

The funny part is they never practice what they preach. It why I feel religion is between you and a higher power and no one else.

Helen Lashbrook said...

I'm with @tdm - this is very depressing. And what does a Catholic priest know about raising children? Certain members of the clergy seem to know how to make kids grow up VERY quickly, but that is beside the point. What the parents do in the privacy of their own bedroom is for them alone. Helping parents bring up all children to be polite, studious, law abiding and happy should be everyone's task, especially that of schools.

Dave R said...

I think we should look on the bright side, now that kindergartner will not have to worry about being groped or molested by a dirty Catholic. In fact, with their history, one can only wonder why any parent would choose to send their child to a Catholic school at all.

JP said...

I wouldn’t want to sent my kid there in the first place.

Sadie J said...

So I'm assuming they don't allow children whose parents have divorced.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Idiots. Confusion? What confusion? They don't have any confusion accepting money from non-catholics..
The response from the community was heartwarming, though...


Moving with Mitchell said...

So Catholics priests don’t want to molest the children of same sex couples?

MJ said...

That sign... it looks like they misspelled Satan Ann.