- Earlier this year, a fifth-grade teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Moorhead, Minn., was fired because she questioned the Catholic Church’s stance on gay marriage, Minnesota Public Radio reports.
- Churchgoers, save yourselves
- All Families, All Saints
Meredith Bennett-Smith, Huffington Post
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Lennon Cihak holds up the sign that he photographed and posted on his Facebook page and was ultimately denied taking part in his Catholic Church confirmation about three weeks ago in Barnesville, Minn. (AP Photo/The Forum, Dave Wallis)
One Catholic teen's Facebook post reportedly cost him his confirmation last month after a picture of him holding a sign urging people to vote for "equal marriage rights" was spotted by his priest at a Minnesota church.
Rev. Gary LaMoine of the Assumption Church in Barnesville, Minn., allegedly denied Lennon Cihak the religious rite of passage after seeing him online holding a sign altered to criticize the Minnesota Marriage Amendment, the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reports. The amendment would have changed the state’s constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
Churchgoers, save yourselves, Eric Stuberg, Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
- Your influence is waning, but this election, you're doubling down.
- Child abuse in my church
All Families, All Saints, Bradley Schmeling, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (St. Paul, MN)
O Minnesota, Is that what you would have us do? To have each of us pull down the shades before we pick up our children and twirl them around, giggling in delight? To make promises and build lives outside the view of everyone else? To sneak into hospital rooms, pretending we’re a good friend? To interpret our commitments, our promises, our our families as sin?