Sins of the fathers??

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    I'm no fan of the homosexual lifestyle, but this pack of self-righteous morons have managed to hit a new low. But it does raise the question of why a pair of homosexual men were allowed to adopt two children.
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    Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005 8:43 a.m. EST
    Group Wants Gay Couple's Kids out of School

    A group of parishioners and parents has accused Orange County church leaders of defying the pope by allowing a gay couple to enroll their two boys in St. John the Baptist School in Costa Mesa, Calif., a diocese school, according to a report in the L.A. Times.

    Last month, 18 parishioners signed a letter demanding that the school accept only families that sign a pledge to live by Catholic doctrine.

    Although the church regards homosexual acts as sinful and the pope has condemned marriage and adoption by same-sex couples, Father Martin Benzoni, who oversees the school, has rejected the group's demands.

    Benzoni argued that the boys – both kindergarteners adopted by a pair of Costa Mesa men – had been baptized in the faith and deserved a Catholic education.

    "I firmly believe that this policy is in line with the teaching of the Catholic Church," said Benzoni.

    Some upset parents now say they plan to ask the Vatican for help, while others threaten to withdraw their children from the school.

    Meanwhile, other conservative and liberal Catholic leaders backed the school, saying that regardless of the church's views on homosexuality and same-sex unions, it would be wrong to punish the children.

    Father Gerald M. Horan, superintendent of schools run by the Diocese of Orange, opined that if the school barred gay parents from enrolling their children, they would also have to ban children of parents who violate other church teachings – including those who are divorced, use birth control or weren't married in the church.

    Some of the parents at St. John the Baptist said they won't give up the fight.

    "We're taking a stand for the faith," said parent Ken Stashik. "This is much larger than what's going on in a small Catholic school in a small town."
     
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    I guess since it's a religious school they can do what they want until "customers" complain using "religous reasoning". I guess it keeps the ACLU out of the fray tho .
     
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    that about sums it up. "let he without sin cast the first stone."
     
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    i can see the form for the catholic school now

    are you gay
    do you use birth control
    were you married in the church
    did you have sex before marraige
    did you give birth before marriage
    have you had an abortion

    the guys got a point. these people want him to selectivley enforce their doctrine. "dont mind <i>our</i> sins, were not gay"
     
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    For as jacked up as those kids are going to be, I'd think the Church would want them around...They could help them come to terms with the 'parents' un-natural, vulgar, selfish lifestyle, and one day, forgive the parents.
     
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    well you cant deny an education to kids regardless of how messed up the parents are. like he stated in the article
    so there is no real reason to ban these children from the school based on the fact their parents are gay
     
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    The State can't deny kids an education...a private organization, 'can', howevever; not that I'm advocating that position.

    ...until the Gay 'parents' (a term I use loosely here) start demanding a pro-gay agenda, or sue because the Teachers bring up Church, and God's policy against the behaviour.
     
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    what i was trying to say was that if they banned the kids for having gay parents, then they would have to do the same for the others that "bent" the doctorine (divorced, use birth control or weren't married in the church.)
    im against gays and gay rights as much as the next person, but dont punish someone (the kids) because someone else (the "parents") do bad things
     
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    I would think the Church would want them around too. I was in a Christian chat last night and there were a bunch of people trying to chase some muslims out and i was just thinking, who needs Christ more than people who dont have Him? Why chase people away instead of bringing them to Christ? it seems to be the opposite of what we want to do. I mean if the Spirit can turn Saul the Persecutor into Paul the Preacher then it can help an adopted child of homosexuals or muslims or even some christians who havent realized what they have yet.
     

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