When parochial schools make a policy to accept ‘transgender’ students
“Wherever possible, enrollment is the goal.” That’s the principle that guides a proposed policy in the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri for deciding whether students from “non-traditional families” (that euphemism covers same-sex and cohabiting couples) should attend parish schools. A cynic might rewrite the principle: “Whenever possible, collecting tuition is the goal.”
Among the many scenarios sketched out in connection with the proposed policy is that of a “transgender” student. Look: If a school promotes the faith, it cannot encourage a student to profess that God made a mistake assigning his/her sexuality. If a school promotes the truth, it cannot encourage other students to accept a falsehood about that troubled student’s sexual identity. If the parish school promotes neither the faith nor the truth, shut it down.
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