I love high school students who are smarter than their administrators… and you see that often at Catholic schools.
St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School in Toronto recently banned rainbows — rainbows — because they were “associated with Pride.”
Mind you, if you wanted to ban things that reminded people of homosexuality, the whole goddamn Church would shut down, but that’s besides the point.
In retaliation to their idiocy, 16-year-old Leanne Iskander, who started the school’s “unofficial” gay-straight alliance, held an anti-homophobia event. She set up a booth with her other group members and they sold cupcakes for charity…
Cupcakes of all different colors… with rainbows on the inside…
The kids raised $200 through this! But since it was a school event…
… the students couldn’t donate the money to any gay, lesbian or trans charitable organization, such as the LGBT Youth Line. “We asked if we could donate to the money to the Youth Line and the board said no. We were told to donate to Covenant House, a Catholic homeless shelter.”
That’s Catholic love for you: they’re willing to help homeless people… but helping gay youth? Forget it. That goes against everything they stand for.
(Thanks to Elliot for the link!)