Catholic schools are rejecting the children of LGBT parents. Help the HRC take a stand!

Catholic schools are rejecting the children of LGBT parents.
Help us take a stand. Send a letter to the Catholic Bishops Conference today!

Dear Linley,

This one is beyond the pale…

Just days ago, a Boston third-grader’s admission to a Catholic school was rescinded – solely because his parents are lesbians.

But here’s the worst part – this is no isolated incident. Just a few months ago, a Catholic elementary school in Colorado expelled two preschoolers (that’s right, preschoolers) for the same reason.

And these are just some of the cases we know about.

Has the Church hierarchy apologized? No. Have they come out and said it was wrong to target the children of LGBT families? No. Have they said that they won’t discriminate against LGBT families in the future? Not one bit.

Now, we understand that our constitution protects the right of religious institutions to make decisions that may be inconsistent with state nondiscrimination laws. But that doesn’t make it right. The Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you – should apply to us all. Will you help us take a stand against the Catholic Church hierarchy’s deeply hurtful rejection and exclusion of those children’s parents?

Please, send a letter to Cardinal Francis George, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, urging him to not make this a nationwide trend and to end these hurtful practices targeting LGBT parents and their kids.

For five years, HRC’s Religion and Faith Program has worked with faith communities across the country to create a culture of acceptance for their LGBT members. By engaging religious leaders in difficult, yet faithful, conversations about LGBT equality, we’ve seen that transformation is possible, one congregation and one community at a time.

Your letter today can continue that transformation at a moment when LGBT families and their children urgently need our support.

Please, send your letter today.

Thank you for taking the time to fight this terrible injustice.

Harry Knox
Director, Religion and Faith Program

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One Response to Catholic schools are rejecting the children of LGBT parents. Help the HRC take a stand!

  1. “When the Nazis came for the communists,
    I remained silent;
    I was not a communist.

    When they locked up the social democrats,
    I remained silent;
    I was not a social democrat.

    When they came for the trade unionists,
    I did not speak out;
    I was not a trade unionist.

    When they came for the Jews,
    I remained silent;
    I wasn’t a Jew.

    When they came for me,
    there was no one left to speak out.”

    Martin Niemöller

    Catholic Church, if you want your rights protected, protect the rights of others.

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