In Attleboro, high school senior Rosanne Stott wanted to bring a date to the prom, but she can't, because her date would be a woman. At a public school, the administration would haveOkay, it's a Catholic School, so there's really nothing anyone can do about it... freedom of religion, blah, blah, blah, blah. I support that principal - people choose to go to Catholic Schools. If that's all there was to this, I probably wouldn't be writing about it. However, there's an interesting little blurb about this all.
trouble enforcing such a rule, but this is Bishop Feehan High School, run by the local catholic diocese.
"Rules are made by schools that anyone can call discrimination if they want," he said in a telephone interview. "The school has the right to make rules in the best interests of the students. We teach tolerance towards people who may be gay. That is not the issue at all. That's the confusion. It's against gay sexual activity."Now, I left the Catholic Church about 2-3 years ago, but I'm fairly familiar with basic Catholic catechism. Last time I heard, sex before marriage was banned. I would especially think Catholics would want teenagers in general to avoid sexual activity.
I confess myself confused. If having sex before marriage is bad - why have any prom at all. Or do only those heathen homosexuals have sex before marriage? After all, straight people could have sex with straight people, right? Wouldn't the Captain of the football team possibly want the popular cheerleader? So, what's it gonna be? Why have any prom at a Catholic School at all if potentially any of those dirty men could do the bad deed to any woman? The Catholic School claims to be worried about sexual activity - and they don't care about the whole 'gay' thing - so shouldn't they be consistent?
Or is only gay sex wrong? Or at least the only sex wrong enough to ban certain people from going to the prom?
I didn't know this was possible, but apparently the Catholic Church can become even more hypocritical than it already was. Wow.