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“by welcoming gay families, Catholic schools could give children the impression that the practice of homosexuality is acceptable”

June 10

Full Article: Firestorm over column on gays in Catholic paper

In the column, published last week, the writer argued that one reason the children of gay parents should not be admitted to Catholic schools is the “real danger’’ that they would bring pornography to school.

The controversy began June 4, when The Pilot published a column by Michael Pakaluk, a former philosophy professor at Clark University in Worcester and former visiting scholar at Harvard who now teaches in Virginia. Pakaluk was reflecting on another controversy, regarding the decision by a Hingham priest to rescind the acceptance of a child of a lesbian couple to a local parochial school.

In the column, Pakaluk wrote that pornographic items “go along with the same-sex lifestyle, which — as not being related to procreation — is inherently eroticized and pornographic.’’

In the column, Pakaluk also expressed concern that by welcoming gay families, Catholic schools could give children the impression that the practice of homosexuality is acceptable, as well as potentially provide an opportunity for a gay parent to “advocate for his lifestyle.’’ He added that gay parents should not be called “parents’’ unless they are biologically related to their children.

Full Article: Firestorm over column on gays in Catholic paper

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10 1:44 pm

    They’re worried about people thinking homosexuality is acceptable?

    It seems like they ought to be worried about giving an impression that child rape and sexual assault are acceptable.

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