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Mass. Catholic School Won't Admit Lesbians' Son

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Fox: A Roman Catholic school in Massachusetts has withdrawn its acceptance of an 8-year-old boy with lesbian parents.


It's at least the second time in recent months that students have not been allowed to attend a U.S. Catholic school because of their parents' sexual orientation.

A mother of the Massachusetts boy says the Rev. James Rafferty of St. Paul Elementary School in Hingham told her Monday that her relationship was "in discord" with church teachings.

The woman spoke on condition of anonymity because of concerns about the effect of publicity on her son. She says that she didn't expect the church to approve of her relationship but that the school is discriminating against her son.

A similar situation arose this year in Colorado

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OUTRAGED!!! May 13, 2010, 6:55 AM

Just another example of how to teach our children hate. I recently found my biological father whom did not know I existed. He is gay. He came out of the closet to my mother before she knew she was pregnant with me. She took off and put me up for adoption. Now that I have met him and he knows of my existance, I am proud to be his daughter, gay or not. I know what the catholic’s believe, I know what they think about gay people but this is not a choice made by this kid. Instead they are sending a message to this kid about discrimination.

Maggie May 13, 2010, 7:07 AM

Just ridiculous! That is one reason that I left the church, major hypocrisy at work! Jesus said Love One Another so sad they can’t practice what they preach!

Why? May 13, 2010, 7:52 AM

I don’t understand why gay parents would even what their children in a Catholic school. Don’t they know how the catholic church feels about homosexuality? Being a christian, I would never send my children to a Jewish school because I know they don’t believe that Jesus was God son sent here and they are still waiting for God to send his only son. Why would I want my children to be taught something that is against what I believe?

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