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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lesbian told to find a male prom date.

Found this at via Pewsitter:

Lesbian pupil told by catholic school: 'Find a male date for prom or stay at home'
By Daily Mail Reporter

A lesbian student has been banned from taking her girlfriend to prom, after her catholic school told her she could only take a male date.

In a move that has riled gay rights campaigners, Angelina Lange, 17, from Bay Shore, New York, was told it went against her catholic school's ethos to allow a same-sex couple to the leavers' party together.

The girl is furious at what she deems double standards at St. Anthony's High School in Long Island, which turns a blind eye to straight couples being together openly before marriage.

Angelina, who is the first student to ask to bring a same-sex partner to prom since the school was founded in 1933, told the Mail: 'I feel it is unfair. The catholic church views sexual contact between same sex people the same as premarital sex. The church recognises gays as individuals, it does not condone physical contact.

'If gays are not allowed at prom because it is assumed that they are engaging in sexual activity then heterosexual couples should not be allowed at prom because then it can be assumed that they are participating in premarital sex.'

She added: 'Friends should be allowed to bring friends regardless of whether or not they are dating.'

St. Anthony's, which is a mixed Roman Catholic school for 2,500 students insist they are merely staying true to their religious principles.

Brother Gary Cregan, principal of the Roman Catholic school, said Angelina was a well-respected student and the decision was not personal.

'We thought it would send a mixed message to OK her request,' he told MSNBC. 'Our Catholic faith specifies that marriage involve a man and a woman, and our policies on dating must reflect that.'

'We mean no malice or disrespect. But this is an important part of our faith and we must stand by it,' he added.

As a private school, St. Anthony's is at liberty to chose to restrict its events as it sees fit - and Angelina said she will not challenge the decision.

But gay rights activists and fellow students are furious and have demanded the principal changes his mind.

James Fallarino, from the Long Island Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Services Network, said not allowing Angelina to prom with another girl was a form of 'bullying'.

'The message is that the school doesn't really care about its students, and that's not a good message,' he added.

Christian Greco, a fellow senior at the school, said: 'I think Angelina should be allowed to bring whoever she wants.'

Parents outside the school gates agreed. 'Who does it hurt?' one father, who asked not to be named, said.

(End of story, my comments follow.)

Anyone with half a brain would know that when you go to a truly Catholic school that stays faithful to Church teaching you don't make a request like this one. I smell an attempt to get attention to further a personal agenda.

She's wrong, the school is right. That should be the end of the story. But now it's in the news and you can bet you sweet patoot the school and diocese is about to come under heavy fire from the usual suspects.

What is ironic is the charge of "bigotry" that will be applied to all who support this decision. Denying someone the right to practice their religion is another form of bigotry, but that won't be mentioned here.


Anthony S. Layne said...

And, of course, the inevitable playing of the "bully" card ....

Subvet said...

Anthony, that too.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

I tell those who try and debate me on Church teachings, that if they do not like or agree with the teachings of the Church, they are free to leave because they have no right to dictate or change what the Church teaches. Unlike Islam, nobody forced them to join the Church and nobody will behead or stone them if they choose to leave. It is like the old saying, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."

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