Toronto parochial school hosts visit by Miss Universe contestants
Catholic World News - May 21, 2012
A Catholic elementary school in Toronto is under criticism for hosting a publicity event before last week's Miss Universe Canada pageant.
St. John Vianney school welcomed the 62 contestants in the pageant, including Jenna Talackova, who had drawn international publicity by becoming the first transgendered participant in a beauty pageant.
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Posted by: unum -
May. 22, 2012 7:26 AM ET USA
... and the intent was to teach the kids about Christ and Catholicism by ... help me out. I'm drawing a blank here.
Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
May. 21, 2012 8:19 PM ET USA
I may be wrong about this, but it is my understanding that the contestant in question was born with a deformity that, if not removed, would be life-threatening. Thus, though she has XY chromosomes, she is legitimately functioning as a sterile female.