The L.A. Times reported Sunday that some parents and parishioners in Costa Mesa, California are up in arms about the local diocese’s decision to allow the children of a gay couple to enroll their children in a church school.
One parent told the Times that “The teachings of the church seem to have been abandoned”
Abanoned is right. These parents are paying thousands of dollars for their children’s education with the belief that they will receive a good Catholic education, only to be told that they shouldn’t expect that at all.
While church doctrine opposes gay relationships and adoption by same sex couples, school officials were quoted as saying that a family’s background “does not constitute and absolute obstacle to enrollment in the school.”
To add fuel to the fire the superintendent of the diocese schools said that if Catholic beliefs were strictly adhered to then children whose parents used birth control, were divorced or married outside the church would also have to be banned. He also said that “It’s a slippery slope to go down”
Slippery slope? Is it too much for parents to expect that when they send their children to a religious school that the doctrine will be adhered to? The parents in this California city were alarmed by this one instance. But how many other church schools have veered off the path without the parents knowledge. I bet it’s more than one. When my colleague Mal Kline wrote about the supposedly Catholic Universities last year, he was only talking about the tip of the iceberg.
Major religions have allowed their doctrine to be hijacked by the feminists, homosexuals and other outside influences. Until they take a stand and re-establish their teachings they will continue to lose membership to religions that do not stray from their core beliefs.