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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:42 PM

MINNESOTA: Catholic Church Denies Confirmation To Teen After Pro-Gay Marriage Facebook Post

MINNESOTA: Catholic Church Denies Confirmation To Teen After Pro-Gay Marriage Facebook Post

A Catholic church in Minnesota denied confirmation to a 17 year-old student after seeing the above photo on his Facebook page.

The decision by the Rev. Gary LaMoine to deny the religious rite of passage for Lennon Cihak in mid-October shocked his mother, who said her son has gone to church every week and volunteered around the community in preparation for his confirmation this year. “You kind of know the Catholic beliefs, but I never thought they would deny somebody confirmation because you weren’t 100 percent. I guess that’s what shocks me,” Shana Cihak said. Lennon said fellow students in his confirmation class “liked” the photo on Facebook, but they were still allowed to be confirmed. “I just thought it was wrong to single him out,” Shana said. Her husband, Doug Cihak, agreed. “(LaMoine) was talking about ‘God doesn’t believe in this.’ Well, God created Lennon,” said Doug, adding that he was baptized and raised in the same church. But now the family is not allowed to participate in Communion there, Doug said, and he’s worried as to how far the sanctions will go, expressing concern about being able to be buried alongside his parents.



http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2012/11/minnesota-catholic-church-denies.html#disqus_thread

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WillParkinson Nov 2012 OP
madaboutharry Nov 2012 #1
47of74 Nov 2012 #6
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #2
47of74 Nov 2012 #4
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #5
joeybee12 Nov 2012 #3
It-Gets-Better Nov 2012 #7
MineralMan Nov 2012 #8
Old Union Guy Nov 2012 #9

Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:46 PM

1. I suppose the Catholic Church doesn't much care

about driving away their congregants.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:35 AM

6. About right

Like Jesus said in Matthew 23 they move heaven and Earth to win a single convert and make that person twice the son or daughter of hell that they already are. But people going in the other direction, not so much.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:09 PM

2. They can always come over to the episcopal church. We welcome all.

I guess the Roman church wants to be the GOP at prayer.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:32 PM

4. Pretty much.

That's why I got the h e double hockey sticks out of there and was formally received into the Episcopal Church this past Sunday.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:54 PM

5. Good for you! I am very happy to hear that.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:13 PM

3. Great kid, fascist church...knr

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:23 PM

7. Shame on Them

Catholic church has spent tons on opposing gay marriage. Shamefully.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:11 PM

8. Minnesota is strange.

Our churches, for the most part are welcoming to everyone. But, the official Catholic Church here has a real problem, and it is hurting both the people they exclude and the church itself. They're still trying to figure out why the anti-marriage equality amendment that was supported by the Minnesota archdiocese was turned down by the voters. Instead of making changes in their thinking, they're doubling down.

It is a shame on them. Meanwhile, ELCA churches throughout Minnesota welcome LGBT Minnesotans. They will grow, while the Roman Catholic Church shrivels and dries up.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:26 PM

9. Marriage equality is fundamentally inconsistent with theophagous delusion.

Sounds about right to me.

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