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Ok I admit it. That is insane. But don't say that all Christian denominations do this. This could never happen at a Catholic school. At Church the preist made the point of saying that it is vital not to cast judgement. He read about Jesus made it clear that we were not to judge.If I ever came off as being judgemental I apologize, I'm just doing what little I can to stand up for the rights of unborn children. I'm far from perfect.Matt
Ha. I don't know who let Matt in, but I was already about to post the following comment all about how I am NOT outraged because I have fucking outrage-fatigue over the bullshit that religious schools, INCLUDING CATHOLIC SCHOOLS, pull on a regular basis. Here is just a sampling, which I was already going to post and which is solely things I remembered from recent news off the top of my head -- in other words, there's probably bunches I missed: WI Catholic School Teacher Fired for Having In Vitro: School Officials Said In Vitro Fertilization Contradicted Church Doctrinehttp://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=1949131A Catholic-school teacher from Fort Dodge, Iowa, has been fired because of a Facebook survey in which she said she did not believe in God.http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/catholic/T4Q29OREU729UJRCV[publicly funded!] Vancouver Catholic school fires lesbian teacherA lesbian teacher says she has been fired by a Catholic school in Vancouver because she and her same-sex partner are now parents.http://www.xtra.ca/public/National/Vancouver_Catholic_school_fires_lesbian_teacher-8581.aspxAn Edmonton teacher has filed a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission after he was fired by a Catholic school board for telling it he was changing his gender.http://www.rabble.ca/babble/lgbtq/catholic-school-fires-teacher-changing-god-given-genderTeen expelled from Catholic school for leaving ChurchSecession from the Church violates school rules, headmaster Manfred Schöpplein said late on Thursday, explaining that this led him to present the case to the Augsburg diocese – which runs the only university-track school in the area.http://www.thelocal.de/national/20100430-26891.htmlBoulder Catholic School Boots Student With Lesbian MothersA Catholic school in Colorado is kicking out a preschooler because the child's parents are lesbians.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/05/boulder-catholic-school-k_n_487172.htmlMom won't strip, so her daughter can stay in class: Christian school had expelled 5-year-old(Silvas, a single mother, said she took a job as a nude dancer last year when her daughter's father stopped paying his share of the school's $400-a- month tuition.)http://articles.sfgate.com/2002-05-21/bay-area/17545241_1_nude-dancer-silvas-strip-clubCourt says private school can expel lesbians(The girls were juniors at the Lutheran high school in Wildomar (Riverside County) when the principal, Gregory Bork, summoned them to his office in September 2005 and questioned them separately about their sexual orientation and whether they loved each other. The principal acted after another student reported postings on the girls' MySpace pages.)http://articles.sfgate.com/2009-01-28/bay-area/17197564_1_boy-scouts-religious-school-sexual-orientation
Thanks PS. I couldn't figure out how to allow only the first portion of Matt's comment, but thanks a million for addressing the latter portion. Whether or not the church teaches tolerance, religious institutions are not bound to adhere. Imagine that; religious people shirking their religious obligations!
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