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    Default catholic school drama for a student because her parents are a same sex couple

    a school initially refused a kindergarten student as her parents are a same sex couple.

    the school has since done a backflip and accepted the student, but seriously. this kind of thing still happens? its discriminatory. who cares if she has two mums, it doesnt affect her academically.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/as-o...-1226221763742

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    It disgusts me this kind of stuff is still happening! I read an article yesterday in regards to same sex couples and was so upset at the number of comments who were so negative!

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    I just read this article and I was completely and utterly appalled. How disgusting.

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    I can understand it if they stuck to there guns and not allowed it period.. As it is a catholic school and therefore private and you pay money to go and only get accepted if your catholic, which means following there religion.. And I believe that there doctrine is to be against same sex unions?? As its not governed by the government, people choose to send there children to a school and by doing so they choose for there children to study there beliefs as they believe them.. From my understanding (well back when i went to school) you have to have your priest wrote a letter to the school on your behalf or a pastor for a Christian school... Just like a non Muslim couldn't send there child to one of there schools in the same way a non catholic/Christian/Anglican etc couldn't send there children to the respective schools of they didnt "believe" and follow the religion..

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    Yes, it's a catholic school. meaning all their children and parents (except for the ones that lie) are catholic. It's their right to say no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HunterzMummy View Post
    I can understand it if they stuck to there guns and not allowed it period.. As it is a catholic school and therefore private and you pay money to go and only get accepted if your catholic, which means following there religion.. And I believe that there doctrine is to be against same sex unions?? As its not governed by the government, people choose to send there children to a school and by doing so they choose for there children to study there beliefs as they believe them.. From my understanding (well back when i went to school) you have to have your priest wrote a letter to the school on your behalf or a pastor for a Christian school... Just like a non Muslim couldn't send there child to one of there schools in the same way a non catholic/Christian/Anglican etc couldn't send there children to the respective schools of they didnt "believe" and follow the religion..
    I dont think thats true these days. I went to private catholic school, no one in our family was religious and alot of the kids in my grade werent religious either , this was 1999 to 2001

    My niece goes to a private christian school and they are not religious either.

    You have to go to the schools class - maths eng regligion pe and so on but you dont have to have a belief in what they believe.

    And i would hope there arent any schools these days who take only children who follow theirs beliefs cause thats wrong.

    People have to learn that there are gay christians, gay catholic, gay any religion.

    Who they kiss does not make them horrible or wrong.

    Some religious people say your gods child, god made you..... So that then would mean god made people gay & straight!!!

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    .....yeah, I know plenty of athiests whose children go to Catholic schools without drama. They sound awful anyway, why anyone would want to go is beyond me. Perhaps the school did this poor girl a favour

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    .....yeah, I know plenty of athiests whose children go to Catholic schools without drama. They sound awful anyway, why anyone would want to go is beyond me. Perhaps the school did this poor girl a favour
    Haha!

    I went to a Catholic high school and it was *awful*. Beyond awful.

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    Hrrm I don't know what goes on these days but I know when I was in school that was the way... Why else have catholic/Christian schools.. What would be the point of paying all that money to send your child to a school that isn't going to teach them the beliefs you believe in and reinforce the way your brining up your children.. I can't answer about God being gay but i believe that different religions believe they are not "born" gay.. I dunno I just think if you are a person who does not believe in catholic/Christian/Anglican etc religion then why would you even want to send your child there, knowing that they will be only exposed to there beliefs and told that what there parents are doing is evil and wrong etc? I would never send my children to a school that I didnt agree with there beliefs an philosophies as that is what is going to be taught to my child.

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    I went to a catholic boarding school for my high school years and am from a Catholic family. One of my best friends from that time, also from a strong Catholic family, is gay. She still prays, and occasionally goes to mass. She and her partner, who "married" last year (don't get me started on the battle for same-sex marriage - I believe it should be a basic right for all) are considering having children. If the have children, the would get them christened and bring them up in the Catholic faith (most of it, anyway).

    In the area in which they live, the local Catholic school has such a wonderful reputation that if I lived there I would send my child to this school. I can see why some parents chose a private school over the local government school, and I have seen first hand the wonderful pastoral care that some (unfortunately, not all) private schools can do very well.

    It is the right of a private school to deny enrollment to students who do not meet their criteria, so the back flip here seems kind of strange. I do know of children of same sex parents who attend private schools and who are treated with the respect shown to all parents and children, teaching valuable lessons of tolerance and understanding along the way.

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