The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts today called upon the Archdiocese of Boston to vigorously defend the decision of Saint Paul's Elementary School in Hingham to refuse admission to the child of a lesbian couple.
The Catholic Action League called the decision "entirely appropriate, warranted and necessary."
Catholic Action League Executive Director C.J. Doyle made the following comment: "A student is admitted to a parochial school with the expectation that the parents will cooperate in imparting Catholic values, a condition which clearly does not obtain in this case. The real question here is
why two people who radically repudiate the moral teachings of Catholicism would want their child educated in a Catholic school. It would seem that they are either looking for an excuse to litigate, or an opportunity to embarrass the Church in the court of public opinion."
"The religious freedom rights guaranteed by the Free Exercise clause of the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution and by Article II of the Declaration of Rights of the Massachusetts Constitution safeguard the right of church affiliated institutions to preserve their religious character, integrity and identity.
The admission of a child of a lesbian couple to a Catholic school would only result in self-censorship, and de facto acceptance of same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption. The Archdiocese must support Saint Paul's."