According to teachers at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School, a meeting was held Tuesday to discuss the issue. The staff was told a
student would not be allowed to re-enroll because of his or her
parents’ sexual orientation. The staff members were also told not to
talk to the media.
In a statement sent to 9NEWS, the Archdiocese said, “Homosexual
couples living together as a couple are in disaccord with Catholic
According to the Archdiocese, parents who enroll their kids at
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School are expected to follow the
Catholic Church’s beliefs.
“No person shall be admitted as a student in any Catholic school unless that person and his/her parents subscribe to the school’s philosophy and agree to abide by the
educational policies and regulations of the school and Archdiocese,”
the statement said.
Because this student’s parents are homosexual, the Archdiocese says they were in clear violation of the school’s policy.
Questions unanswered by the Archdiocese of Denver regarding the parents in its schools: What about all the parents using condoms or birth control pills? Shouldn’t their kids get shoved out the doors too? What about divorced parents who’ve not gotten their previous marriages annulled? What about parents who fornicate? What about parents who steal? What about parents who forget it’s Friday one time and order spaghetti with meatballs? What about parents who don’t got to confession? Here’s a doozy: What about children conceived through IVF, are they unwelcome in the Roman Catholic church?
I’d like to see that one enforced. That would be more fun than a truckload of kittens.
This is all so goddamn depressing. The Catholic Church has decided, after years of not really making that much of an issue out of homosexuality beyond some low-level “love the sinner” horseshit and some pretty fierce ignoring of the obvious, to begin fighting a civil goddamn war over this. It’s been roiling beneath the surface for years but now? Now it’s ON, bitches. Now we’re gonnadeny homeless kids an adoptive family so the gays don’t get a child, deny everybody health benefits because somebody might have a gay spouse, and wank on endlessly that our internal Canon laws — which by the way no matter how much they may wish it so are not binding on the secular society in which we live — arebeing threatened by the very American tolerance that for years protected its immigrant churchgoers from the kind of religious persecution that burned England down. Talk about ungrateful, by the way.
This is the fight they’re picking, and they are going to cause hurt to untold thousands, foment hate among millions, probably fuck up a few more presidential elections and the senate and local school boards or whatever, drive away what few younger folks haven’t already split in disgust, and then they’re going to lose. They’re going to lose in the long run. I don’t know if they can see it, but everybody around them can. They’re going to lose, because this kind of bigotry is alwaysso stupid, because love is scarily persistent. All you need to know about the future, you can see in the eyes ofthose loving couples who got their licenses in DC this week. All you need to know about the future, you can see in this sign:
Love wins. You can’t beat that, and it’s stupid to try. You can’t stop that and you can’t kill it and you can’t deny it, it will fucking own you in the end, always, always. I know it feels to a lot of people who are fighting this fight that Prop 8 and the other backwards-ass laws passed recently and now this latest Catholic bullshit are signs that the fight is going badly, and I know it’s easy for me to say it’s not. I’m married to the person I love and have no cause to fear I’ll be unmarried from him against my will. It is easy for me to say. But. Look at that. Love wins. It might take forever, we might not ever live to see it, but can you say it’s untrue? Lovefucking wins.
So what the Catholic Church is doing would be funny if it wasn’t so sad and horrible and ordinary: They’re going to run aground on this, and all the good they might have
done in the meantime will be lost because they could not see past this. This is what they’ve deemed worthy of burning down an entire network of compassion built over centuries in this country. They’ll destroy themselves to explicitly deny what they claim a nice carpenter fellow got up from the dead to tell them, precisely, exactly. What they say he was talking about with his entire life.
Which is: Love wins.