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Catholic school priest rejects lesbian couple’s kids because their homosexual

Rev. Mike Oenbrink said ‘Your children have been denied because you’re homosexual. If we admit your children, it will send a bad message to the other families’

A priest in North Carolina denied the children to a Catholic school because their female parents are married.

The decision has sparked controversy among other parents Hilton Head Island, North Carolina, The Charlotte Observer reported. 

The two mothers have been legally married since 2009 and applied to St. Francis Catholic School earlier this spring. 

They received a rejection email so one of the mothers called up the priest and said: ‘Your children have been denied because you’re homosexual. If we admit your children, it will send a bad message to the other families.’ 

Rev. Mike Oenbrink said Friday that he rejected their application because they were married.

He said ‘We reaffirm the dignity of all human beings, regardless of their beliefs. At the same time, our Catholic schools exist not only to promote academic excellence, but also to build a community of faith and prayer.’

A priest in North Carolina denied the children to a Catholic school because their female parents are married

A priest in North Carolina denied the children to a Catholic school because their female parents are married

‘Based on Biblical and traditional teachings, we believe that God wills marriage to be a vowed, loving union between a man and a woman. We celebrate such a union as a Sacrament and, after prayerful deliberation, I reserve the right to admit to our parish school families which actively support that belief.’

These types of decisions are traditionally left to the local pastor. Maria Aselage, director of media relations for the diocese, wrote in an email: ‘The Catholic Diocese of Charleston does not currently have a diocesan-wide policy in place when same sex couples wish to enroll their child in our schools.

‘Unless there should be a change in the diocesan approach, the decision of enrolling a child will remain up to the pastors of parish schools.’

For centuries, the Catholic church has opposed homosexuality. However, earlier this month Pope Francis told a gay man, ‘God made you this way and loves you this way, and the pope loves you this way.’

The two mothers have been legally married since 2009 and applied to St. Francis Catholic School earlier this spring

The two mothers have been legally married since 2009 and applied to St. Francis Catholic School earlier this spring



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