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Catholic activists unravel confusion about exclusion of lesbians' son from Catholic school in Hingham
Homosexual movement at work behind the scenes
POSTED: June 3, 2010
You could tell there was something fishy going on. A couple sent in an application to enroll their son into the third grade at St. Paul's Elementary School in Hingham. On the application they gave their first initials and last names. Later, when the priest found out that the "parents" were two women -- lesbian activists, it turns out -- he rescinded the acceptance.
Then the media exploded. Suddenly it was on the evening TV news on every station. Then it was on the radio, the talk shows, and the front pages of the papers.
Then the major Catholic fund-raising organizations, run by liberal Catholic businessmen, publicly threatened the Archdiocese. According to the Boston Globe, the Catholic Schools Foundation sent out a letter warning that "it would not subsidize tuition at any school with a discriminatory admissions policy." The chairman for Campaign for Catholic Schools called the incident an "aberration" and that "it would discourage corporate donors."
(Interestingly, the same day these big Catholic donors made their threats, the Pope publicly proclaimed that same-sex marriage is "insidious and dangerous.")
At first the Archdiocese appeared to be backing down. A Boston Globe editorial praised the Cardinal for "doing the right thing." But then it seemed like he was supporting the priest. Or was he? Between the press reports (which were unreliable and biased) and Church statements, it began to get confusing.
Just a sample of the media frenzy:
The homosexual movement at work
Adding to the aggravation, state and national homosexual activist figures were widely quoted in the media as authoritative sources. The Globe in particular used homosexual medical "facts" to claim that same-sex "parents" are no different to a child's psychology than normal parents.
It began to look more and more like much or all of this was orchestrated by homosexual activists. Everything fell into place just too well. Within days, the national homosexual organization Human Rights Campaign was raising money off of the incident and conducting a national letter-writing campaign to the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to "end these hurtful practives."
Catholic activists get to the truth
What is really going on? What really happened? How should the Catholic Church respond to these things? Did the church leaders do the right thing?
A group of well-respected conservative Catholics have done some excellent research on this on a rather interesting Catholic blog. They've obviously put in a lot of work getting to the bottom of things and putting it in an understandable way.
We would recommend that anyone interested in this read their report: