Let's Stop Public Funding of Catholic Schools
Check out this story and the comments at Bulletproof Courier, Canadian Atheist, and Larry Moran over at Sandwalk. It really disgusts me that at a publicly funded school a student can be sent home for expressing her opinion.
It's not like she was alone, either. The other students (holding opposite opinions on the abortion issue) were certainly not sent home for expressing THEIR opinions, obviously shared by school officials. Hypocrisy much? Not that I should expect anything less from Catholicism.
Alexandria Szeglet, the sent-home student, said this about her day "vacation":
I think everyone should have a right to show their opinion and do what they need and what they want instead of being told that no you have to keep the baby instead of doing what you feel is right for yourself.Why is it that the 15 year old is the rational, adult one in this story and not the school principal or staff? Why am I not surprised?
John de Faveri, one of the story's villians, said this gem:
On the issue, pro-life is part of the Catholic stand...The pro-choice students were not appropriate in the context of a Catholic school.You know what else is not appropriate in the context of a Catholic school? Public funding. If you clowns want to have your own education system, fabulous - fund it yourself and keep your idiotic, archaic, superstitious, misogynistic habits to yourselves.