A Catholic school is making a big stink about how oppressed they are because they elected to not participate in South Boston’s Saint Patty’s Day Parade…because gay people who fought for their rights were being allowed to march as well:
A Catholic school has announced they will not be in the South Boston Saint Patrick’s Day Parade this year because a gay organization will, for the first time ever, be marching. The Immaculate Heart of Mary School pulled out of the parade after a quarter-century of participating, because a group of gay military veterans was just allowed to march under the banner of MassEquality, a Massachusetts LGBT organization.
“We must stand firm with the Church which states in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, promulgated by Pope John Paul II, that ‘homosexual acts are acts of grave depravity’ and ‘are intrinsically disordered…Under no circumstances can they be approved,’” Br. Thomas Dalton, principal of Immaculate Heart of Mary School, said in a statement.
Because interacting in the same space now amounts to approval. That’s why the administrators of the Immaculate Hart of Mary (I can only assume “immaculate” is used ironically) have vowed to stop buying groceries at stores where gays shop. I presume they’ll also stop buying school supplies from companies where gay people also buy school supplies. They will also no longer be using sidewalks where gay people walk or roads where gay people drive.
The school’s band director had this to say:
The school’s band director noted in the statement that this year “would have been the band’s 25th time in the parade; you can imagine the disappointment of the students on not going and yet they are happy to stand up for their Faith.”
There seems to be the assumption that it’s the parade committee that is prohibiting the students from attending and not the students’ teachers/administrators. The parade was allowing the school to participate, it’s the school electing not to. If the students are to be put out at anybody, it should be their band director.
And what does “standing up for their faith” mean in this case? Clearly it means to pitch a fit anytime somebody doesn’t cater to you by shitting on the people you tell them to shit on. It means creating a little bubble for yourself where you cannot even interact with many of your neighbors – and where you expect to have them shoo’d to the side before you grace the rest of the community with your presence. It’s arrogance in the extreme while listening to a priest tell you just how humble you are.
Essentially it’s being an asshole and thinking you’re the one who deserves eternal paradise for it.