Catholic School Bans Gay Student From Receiving Matthew Shepard Scholarship at Awards Ceremony

  • metta

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    May 04, 2016 1:03 AM GMT
    Catholic School Bans Gay Student From Receiving Matthew Shepard Scholarship at Awards Ceremony



    http://www.towleroad.com/2016/05/matthew-shepard-scholarship/





    Liam Jameson sharing his perspective on the role of teachers

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    May 04, 2016 1:32 AM GMT
    Yecch! This is precisely the kind of oppressive, sanctimonious, yet underhanded, crap that has driven others and me from the RC Church. Not that they're new at it; Hell, the rot started at the top around a millennium ago and has trickled down, like a shattered Piss Christ turned topsy-turvy, ever since. And they wonder why they're losing so many to other religions!
  • FRE0

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    May 04, 2016 9:43 PM GMT
    I have always had a very negative attitude towards the Roman Church but not to all of its members and priests.

    I grew up in a small city which was about 50% Roman Catholic. The Roman church forbad its members from attending the high school graduation at the public school because a protestant clergyman would be delivering an invocation. Because of the demands of the Roman Church, meat was not served at the high school cafeteria on Fridays. Although many Roman Catholics ignored the ridiculous demands of their church, it was quite clear that the local Roman clergy had a very negative attitude towards people who were not Roman Catholics.

    One of the cinemas showed a movie which was banned by the Roman Church. As punishment for the cinema, Roman Catholics were forbidden to attend that cinema for three years.

    When I visited the ANZAC memorial in Sydney, on display was a newspaper article printed just before the dedication (in about 1937) of the memorial. The article contained a statement by the local Roman Catholic bishop. The bishop asserted that it was discrimination against Roman Catholics that a protestant clergyman would be praying since that meant that no Roman Catholics could attend the dedication.

    In earlier times, Roman Catholics in the U.S. faced considerable discrimination. Of course they should not have faced discrimination. The fact that they did face discrimination indicated that non-Roman Catholics were willing to stoop to the level of the Roman Catholic hierarchy who had no respect for others.
  • Cutlass

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    May 06, 2016 10:03 AM GMT
    metta saidCatholic School Bans Gay Student From Receiving Matthew Shepard Scholarship at Awards Ceremony



    http://www.towleroad.com/2016/05/matthew-shepard-scholarship/





    Liam Jameson sharing his perspective on the role of teachers



    This is another classic example of the repressive nature of the RC church and its hostile attitude toward gays. I hope the students at the school will turn against the administration and demonstrate in support of the scholarship student.