Roman Catholic Diocese Backs LCHS Prom Decision

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Updated: 5/14/2012 6:44 pm
        The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington released this statement following Lexington Catholic High School's decision to keep out a same-sex couple from attending their prom.

        "The Church empathizes with those who struggle with same-sex attraction, but, at the same time, the Church and its institutions, like Lexington Catholic, cannot condone or promote actions which normalize homosexual tendencies. This in no way detracts from the value and dignity of the students involved. In light of Catholic teaching, the actions of the Lexington Catholic High School administration were a corrective invitation to the students involved to embrace their truest human dignity as children of God."


        Craig Cammack, with the advocacy group Lexington Fairness, worries that message the school is sending to the other students, goes beyond claims of discrimination versus church doctrine, but could even spill over into bullying.
     "Unfortunately, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender students  are effected at a much higher rate so we're disappointed when adults add to the problem that the students already face by expressing and enforcing intolerant beliefs," Cammack said.

        
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