Sunday, January 2, 2005

My View: Don't Punish the Kids for the Sins of the Parents

FromGay Couple's Sons Anger Catholic Parents - EarthLink - U.S. News:

"Some parents and parishioners have accused the Roman Catholic diocese in Orange County of violating church doctrine by allowing a gay couple to enroll their children in a church school.

The group demanded that St. John the Baptist School in Costa Mesa accept only families that pledge to abide by Catholic teachings, the Los Angeles Times reported in Sunday's editions. Church doctrine opposes gay relationships and adoption by same-sex couples.

'The teachings of the church seem to have been abandoned,' John R. Nixon told the Times. 'We send our children to a Catholic school because we expect and demand that the teachings of our church will be adhered to.'

School officials rejected the demand, and issued a new policy stating that a family's background 'does not constitute an absolute obstacle to enrollment in the school.'"


  1. I agree; who knows how Catholic school education will
    influence the children, and possibly the parents. Regardless, the children have no control over their family and should not be penalized because of it.

  2. I too believe the influence of a Catholic education and environment will be good for these boys and perhaps their parents as well. However I'm still troubled by the fact that people always find ways to circumvent the rules and dismiss the wishes of our Holy Father. This is a tough one, I understand the irate parents who wrote the letter,(where else can a parent go than a Catholic School to find Catholic morality?) but I say don't punish the boys.