Mass. Catholic School Boots Lesbians' Son

Parents 'going against' church teachings
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 13, 2010 2:28 AM CDT
Boston archdiocese head Cardinal Sean O'Malley, shown here lighting candles, has ordered an investigation.   (AP Photo/Lisa Poole)
camera-icon View 1 more image

(Newser) – A Massachusetts Catholic school has rescinded acceptance of an 8-year-old boy, saying his lesbian parents' relationship is in "discord" with the religion's teachings, according to the boy's mom. "I'm accustomed to discrimination as a gay woman," the mother said. "But I didn't expect it against my child." She was told of the decision in a conference call with officials of St. Paul Elementary School in Hingham. The Boston archdiocese is investigating the situation, officials told AP.

The archdiocese does not have a policy prohibiting children of same-sex marriages from attending Catholic schools, said spokesman Terrence Donilon. Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to legalize gay marriage in 2004. A Catholic school in Colorado last month also refused to re-enroll two students because they have lesbian parents. The Denver Archdiocese stood by the decision of the Sacred Heart of Jesus school.

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |