Diocese backs school’s rejection of application from transgender student
September 13, 2016
The Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, is supporting a Catholic high school’s decision not to permit a self-identified transgender student to enroll in the school.
In February, Camden Catholic High School accepted a 14-year-old girl’s application for admission. After discovering that in the ensuing months she has chosen to identify herself as male, the school rescinded its offer.
“Our administrators took great care to meet with the family and discuss their requests for accommodations,” said diocesan spokesman Michael Walsh. “Adhering to its Catholic principles, the school concluded that it could not accommodate the family’s requests without compromising some of the basic tenets of our faith.”
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Posted by: hartwood01 -
Sep. 15, 2016 9:31 AM ET USA
Education for some, not others.
Posted by: [email protected] -
Sep. 13, 2016 9:42 PM ET USA
About time someone stood up for what is right and not just politically correct. Hooray for the school and the diocese. We all need to support them.
Posted by: bruno.cicconi7491 -
Sep. 13, 2016 7:49 AM ET USA
I would understand if it were a teacher, but a student? I don't know if they will be able to take the heat.