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Thu Mar 7, 2019, 04:59 AM

Johnson County Catholic school bans gay couple's kindergartner. Hundreds of parents protest

A Prairie Village Roman Catholic grade school this year denied enrollment to a kindergartner who is the child of a same-sex couple. Now almost 1,000 people have signed a petition asking church leaders to reconsider.

The petition over St. Ann Catholic School on Mission Road is addressed to Archbishop Joseph Naumann and school Superintendent Kathy O’Hara. About half of the people who signed it are members of St. Ann.

“Respectfully, we believe that the decision to deny a child of God access to such a wonderful community and education, based on the notion that his or her parent’s union is not in accordance with the Church’s teaching in Sacramental marriage, lacks the compassion and mercy of Christ’s message,” the petition reads.

But in a statement to The Star on Wednesday, O’Hara said the “Church’s teaching on marriage is clear and is not altered by the laws of civil society.” Catholic doctrine recognizes marriage “as a sacrament entered into between a man and woman.”

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article227148974.html

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Thu Mar 7, 2019, 05:20 AM

1. whatever the church opinion of the child's parents .....

it is no fault or sin of the child.

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Thu Mar 7, 2019, 05:24 AM

2. A "Blessing" in disguise

Why would you want your child to be educated by a school run by an international crime syndicate? Even if you want a religious upbringing for your child, the Catholic Church has long ceded any authority to dictate morality to the rest of the world.

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Thu Mar 7, 2019, 07:04 AM

3. Abusing children yet again. n/t

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