Vermont Catholic school cancels anti-racism event over affiliate’s abortion, gay marriage stance
Catholic World News - June 12, 2009
Following a parental complaint, a Catholic school in Vermont has canceled an event sponsored by Reading to End Racism because the director of the group’s parent organization-- the Vermont Anti-Racism Action Team (VARAT)-- supports abortion and homosexual marriage. “We’re Catholic schools, and therefore there’s certain doctrine, certain beliefs, that the Catholic Church teaches that we live out in our schools,” said diocesan school superintendent Sister Marie Kelly.
The head of VARAT commented, “VARAT also realizes that all of the oppressions are connected, whether it’s racism or sexism or homophobism or the right for a woman to choose. They are all connected, and how can you endorse one issue and not appreciate that oppression by any other name is oppression.”
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