''Parents living in open discord with Catholic teaching in areas of faith and morals unfortunately choose by their actions to disqualify their children from enrollment. To allow children in these circumstances to continue in our school would be a cause of confusion for the student in that what they are being taught in school conflicts with what they experience in the home. We communicated the policy to the couple at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School as soon as we realized the situation.''
Taken from the Archdiocese of Denver, a Catholic organization that recently expelled a preschool student because she has two mommies. KUSA in Denver reports that their station received a statement from the Archdiocese that says, "Homosexual couples living together as a couple are in disaccord with Catholic teaching." The Catholic Church has come under harsh criticism for the increasing number of attacks its leadership is taking against the legal recognition of gay families. Here in DC, the Archdiocese has been called out for repeatedly using its local branch of Catholic Charities as an example of "religious freedom," which basically has become a sour exhibition of anti-gay tactics. First ending its foster care services so that they wouldn't have to cater to same-sex couples, then announcing an end to health benefits for spouses of employees who are newly married. The latter occurred the day before same-sex couples began registering legally last week. (KUSA) (Archdiocesee of Denver)
''If a child of gay parents comes to our school, and we teach that gay marriage is against the will of God, then the child will think that we are saying their parents are bad. We don't want to put any child in that tough position - nor do we want to put the parents, or the teachers, at odds with the teachings of the Catholic Church.... If parents see the cultural interpretation of what tolerance has become as more important than the teachings of Jesus, then we become unfaithful to the Lord and we lose the meaning of the beatitude, 'Blessed are you when they insult you for My sake, for the Kingdom of Heaven is yours.'''
Bill Breslin, a Catholic preacher from the Sacred Heart of Jesus School, writing on his personal blog about the removal of a child from his Catholic school because she has lesbian parents. Here he defends his organization's misguided and discriminatory belief system as "freedom and obligation." Breslin's use of one of the Christian Messiah's most sacred blessings appears to be at complete odds with the meaning of the actual quote. So, perhaps he is correct that his school is incapable of teaching anything worthwhile to gay people and their families. (Father Bill)