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Catholic school denies children’s enrollment due to gay parents

A lesbian couple is speaking out after a Catholic school in Colorado banned their two children from re-enrolling because they are gay parents.

Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput said the decision by the Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Boulder not to let the children re-enroll conforms to church teachings.

The parents have chosen to remain anonymous but released a statement through the organization Boulder Pride:

“There are divorced parents, children of parents born out of wedlock, non-Catholics and non-practicing Catholics. Their eligibility has not been questioned. There seems to be a subjective rating system of which sins are more unacceptable.

“Perhaps our biggest objection to the school’s decision is that we think that it is wrong to punish a child for who the child’s parents are. We do not think this reflects what Jesus would have done.”

The school decided that the two children, whose ages are unknown, could not continue at the school despite having attended the pre-school there for three years.

According to the couple, both of their children have been baptized, and attend church regularly at Sacred Heart.

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