Minn. Teen Denied Confirmation, Family Refused Communion Over Marriage Equality Support

Nov 16, 2012 Full story: EDGE 114

A Catholic priest in Barnesville, Minn., denied a 17-year-old boy confirmation after he discovered the boy posted a photo on Facebook where he made it clear that he supports gay marriage, the Detroit Lakes Tribune reports.

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Qwerty26

Lewes, DE

#1 Nov 16, 2012
With an apology to all "believing" catholics out there, my reaction to this story is, "so what?" A rational young man cannot be "confirmed" in the catholic church. And his family cannot participate in their ritual cannibalism.

They are better off. We - humanity - would be better off if we cast off these obscene remnants of a time when humans thought blood sacrifices were required to appease whatever deities they happened to believe in.

Time to grow up, put on your big boy/girl panties and realize that the concept of blood sacrifice, in whatever religion it appears, is a horrible, evil travesty that has no place in our society. It's a foundational concept in christianity... it was foundational with the Aztecs and many other ancient, and now deceased, cultures and societies. Give it up already! For the sake of all of humanity! Let us progress without this ridiculous, and extremely obscene, idea that some deity requires a blood sacrifice.
Smac

New Auburn, WI

#2 Nov 16, 2012
Here we go again, the wonderful righteous Catholic Church. This young man is lucky to have seen the ways of the Catholic Church at so early. Hopefully he will find a church that lets him have a place to worship and let him believe in human rights also. I grew up in the Catholic Church and could not have run from it any faster.

“Some people are gay - get over”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#3 Nov 16, 2012
The RCC have now become the thought police.

If you don't think the way they want you to they will deny you the sacraments.

One would think they are in the business of social modeling rather than saving souls.

Time for them to be taxed into oblivion.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#4 Nov 16, 2012
There's a problem with this story.

A priest cannot administer the sacrament of Confirmation.

Apart from that, the excommunications have begun.

Welcome, folks, to THESE middle ages.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#5 Nov 16, 2012
If only more churches would be more openly hostile and angry toward those that wish to participate in their rituals. It would hasten their demise and rid us all of their evil much faster.
john e

Geneseo, NY

#6 Nov 16, 2012
The priest was cruising all the facebook pages of the young boys in his church.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#7 Nov 16, 2012
john e wrote:
The priest was cruising all the facebook pages of the young boys in his church.
If you have a link to an actual news report on that, why not start a thread about it?

Don't troll unsupported and vague accusations here on this one.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#8 Nov 16, 2012
Anyone else find it odd the priest was trolling facebook pages of 17 y/o boys?

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#9 Nov 16, 2012
Gee, I wonder if a priest who has molested children is even sacred enough to administer communion. Methinks their priorities are in the wrong place.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#10 Nov 16, 2012
snyper wrote:
There's a problem with this story.
A priest cannot administer the sacrament of Confirmation.
Apart from that, the excommunications have begun.
Welcome, folks, to THESE middle ages.
Since when? I received confirmation from the priest in my church, as did everyone else. They just need to be authorized by their bishop. That's common, especially in small rural parishes where you never see the bishop.
A Gay Christian

Lancaster, PA

#11 Nov 16, 2012
Too bad they belong to a church that requires them to leave their minds at the door. Perhaps they might want to try the "other" catholic Church. The Episcopal Church welcomes you.
A Gay Christian

Lancaster, PA

#12 Nov 16, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Since when? I received confirmation from the priest in my church, as did everyone else. They just need to be authorized by their bishop. That's common, especially in small rural parishes where you never see the bishop.
Their bishop is a horse's asss.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#13 Nov 16, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Anyone else find it odd the priest was trolling facebook pages of 17 y/o boys?
How odd, a Cath-o-lick priest who does NOT want to put things into a boy's mouth and feed him wine.

"Body of Christ" indeed.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#14 Nov 16, 2012
Become a Lutheran ! Problem solved !

:)
TravisA

Dayton, OH

#15 Nov 16, 2012
"They should abandon the Catholic Church and join a congregation that is more about faith than BS.Meanwhile I wonder how many boys that priest has molested." nuff said

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#16 Nov 16, 2012
TravisA wrote:
"They should abandon the Catholic Church and join a congregation that is more about faith than BS.Meanwhile I wonder how many boys that priest has molested." nuff said
I agree. There are many churches and denominations that welcome gay people, and their supporters. Why anyone would WANT to be a Catholic is beyond my understanding.

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#17 Nov 16, 2012
someone please explain to me why.. WHY?????????? would anyone... I mean anyone attend a catholic church.... Gay or straight... Please ... WHY?????? What the fluck!!!!!!!!! when someone tells me they are catholic I just look at them with a what the hell is wrong with you
Catholic

Johnston, RI

#18 Nov 16, 2012
Lililth_Satans_Wh_ore wrote:
someone please explain to me why.. WHY?????????? would anyone... I mean anyone attend a catholic church.... Gay or straight... Please ... WHY?????? What the fluck!!!!!!!!! when someone tells me they are catholic I just look at them with a what the hell is wrong with you
I am Catholic.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#20 Nov 16, 2012
KirkW wrote:
The RCC have now become the thought police.
If you don't think the way they want you to they will deny you the sacraments.
One would think they are in the business of social modeling rather than saving souls.
Time for them to be taxed into oblivion.
The RCC doesn't ever display the "unconditional love" Jesus stressed!

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#21 Nov 16, 2012
Isn't it funny that the Catholic Church is so interested in doing this when it did not bother to excommunicate Franco? Even under John Paul XXIII?

So if Franco the murderer could be treated as a good Catholic, someone who believes differently than the Church could not. It proves they consider a difference of opinion a worse sin than murder.

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