Exactly (except for the "jurastriction" part)Originally posted by Lil'Timmy
I feel sorry for the guy, I really do. But the guy put himself in his own predicament. It's a common fact that the Roman Cathlic church is against homosexuality, so why go to a Roman Catholic school in the jurastriction of the Roman Catholic school board.
I also was raised Catholic and don't practice and haven't gone to mass in about 20 years... I don't agree with their views, but those are the beliefs and I'm sure he was aware of them..Originally posted by Cheeka
of course he should... it shouldn't even be an issue!!!!!!!!!
its too bad that a bunch of backwards catholics have to make it one.
I'm catholic - and its things like this that make me wonder why I have anything to do with the church anymore.
(ok not that I have much to do with it anymore... but still )
I agree with you ...Originally posted by kerouacdude
I also was raised Catholic and don't practice and haven't gone to mass in about 20 years... I don't agree with their views, but those are the beliefs and I'm sure he was aware of them..
That is unfortunate...i'm willing to bet most of those reaction were from the boys...it's a pretty weird concept to most teenage males who already have a tenuous grasp of their masculinity/sexuality...esp. in an environment with organized religion.Originally posted by patio-d
The saddest part of the whole story were the interviews i saw with dude's classmates... "I don't want that on the same dancefloor as me... I was raised not to like that" and "I wouldn't be comfortable around that."
Originally posted by kerouacdude
Exactly (except for the "jurastriction" part)
And besides, why did he go on record about it?...it all smacks of a publicity grab...he could have just showed up at the prom with his date...I'm sure he wouldn't have been kicked out.
Hold on there sparky...i never said he should go to a different school, and nothing in my posts is "blaming" him.....but it's like people are surprised he's being met with resistance...that's what bemuses me....Originally posted by HappyJR
Does anyone else remember the line "blaming the victim"
well... what's he doing in a catholic school in the first place...
well.. why was she wearing such a short skirt in the first place...
I mean... sure... it's a shame... a tragedy even... but they're kinda bringing it on themselves so whatever...
That's such bullshit!
Do you know why the courtcase exists?
Do you know why he didn't just show up with the guy? I doubt it.
Maybe everyone had to get a guest pass for their dates, if they weren't from the same school... Maybe he was worried that they WERE going to kick him out of the prom for bringing a guy. Or maybe he doesn't give fuck all about the prom and just wants to bring this blatant discrimination before the courts so that it's dealt with.
I mean, come on... Just because we all know that the church is a homophobic institution, it should remain so? That's fucking rediculous.
And... as for why not swiching school... HA!
Umm... Most people don't really get to decide something like that... Their parents do. True... in your final highschool year, you probably have enough freedom from your parents to decide to leave.
(probably... then again... some of my friends back in highschool were still pretty whipped)
But then... he would already have made friends there, and he would already have been settled...
so... is it his responsibility to leave if he's being discriminated against?
Think about it for a minute...
Surprised? No...Originally posted by kerouacdude
Hold on there sparky...i never said he should go to a different school, and nothing in my posts is "blaming" him.....but it's like people are surprised he's being met with resistance...that's what bemuses me....