A preschool student at a Catholic school in Boulder will not be allowed to return next school year because ... the student's parents are two women and the Denver Archdiocese says their homosexual relationship violates the school's beliefs and policy.This is particularly laughable, not to mention ironic, given that it was also reported today the Vatican has been "rocked by a sex scandal reaching into Pope Benedict's household after a chorister was sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a papal gentleman-in-waiting."
...In a statement sent to 9NEWS, the Archdiocese said, "Homosexual couples living together as a couple are in disaccord with Catholic teaching."
...The Archdiocese also told 9NEWS, "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."
Angelo Balducci, a Gentleman of His Holiness, was caught by police on a wiretap allegedly negotiating with Thomas Chinedu Ehiem, a 29-year-old Vatican chorister, over the specific physical details of men he wanted brought to him. Transcripts in the possession of the Guardian suggest that numerous men may have been procured for Balducci, at least one of whom was studying for the priesthood."The Catholic Church (by which I mean the institution and its leadership) needs to get the fuck over itself and stop pretending it's some kind of paragon of virtue. Of course they have the right to deny a child an education based on the fact that her parents are queer, but, you know, maybe it's time to draw a line under two millennia of bigotry, posturing, hypocrisy, theft, human rights violations, and other sundry failures, and instead replace the patronizing, marginalization, and exclusion with a spirit of, "Hey, whoa, who are we to judge?!"
Let me also just take a moment to note that, even granting the Catholic belief that homosexuality is a sin, it's interesting that a special dispensation is being made for every other child whose parents are sinners. By which I mean all the other children, of course, since Catholic doctrine regards all humans as sinners.
Yet again, it's a special argument reserved especially just for the very special case of gay people and their specialized sin.