Liberal Catholics are condemning the decision of a Catholic school to bar a girl from enrollment because her parents are lesbians. The eight-year-old was originally admitted but her acceptance was rescinded by the St. Paul Elementary School in Hingham, Massachusetts.
Two months ago, a Catholic school in Denver barred two students on the basis of their parents being gay.
The controversy is likely to repeat itself as our non-discrimination laws come into increasing conflict with free exercise and free associational rights. For a prior article, click here. While I was raised Catholic and support gay rights, the Church does not. It is an article of faith to the Church. After all, this is a religious school that is supported directly by the Church. As distasteful as I find the policy, I believe that religious institutions have a right to set such rules and enforce them. Activists are trying to get the Archdiocese in Boston to intervene but the Archdiocese in the Denver case supported the school.
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