Catholic High School Bans Same-Sex Prom Dates

Here we go again… You of course remember Constance McMillen, the lesbian student who was banned from attending her high school prom last year because she wanted to bring a same-sex date. The ACLU sued Itawamba School District on her behalf, and McMillen walked away $35,000 richer for being discriminated against. BECAUSE IT IS ILLEGAL TO DO SO.

Fast forward a year, and here we are in prom season once more. Which means gay blogs will no doubt be reporting stories like this one.

After a lesbian senior asked to bring her girlfriend, St. Anthony’s High School has banned students from bringing same-sex dates to prom because…wait for it…the Catholic Church frowns upon gay marriage. Are we missing something here? Just how many of these kids also plan on getting hitched in their prom dresses?

Huntington Patch reports:

“Every decision that we make on a high school level should reflect that teaching,” said Bro. Gary Cregan, the school’s principal. “We kind of felt that if we approved of a same sex couple coming to the prom, it would appear that we are approving same sex marriage.”

Cregan said it was the the first time he’s been asked to allow a same sex couple to attend the prom in his eight years as principal.

“It’s never been a discussed item,” said Cregan.

Cregan said he informed his chairman of the board of trustees and bishop of the dioceses Thursday about his ruling and possible media interest.

Look, you dinosaurs, you’ve lost this “culture war” already. It’s dunzo. Over. The majority of the country now supports same-sex marriage, the far majority of young people are offended by discriminatory nonsense like this, and Republicans are the biggest donors to the campaign for gay marriage in New York.

Discriminating against your own student body will only get you three things: bad press, sued, and your school shut down in ten years or so when there are no longer anti-gay parents with children to enroll.

  • Anonymous

    I would agree if the Catholic Church would stay out of public matters like funding anti-marriage equality efforts and trying to control my uterus.  Until then, it’s open season on the church.

  • Catholic high schools should stop focusing on preventing students from being gay and should focus on stopping their priests from raping children.

  • Anonymous

     Catholic schools don’t get our federal tax dollars; therefore, they don’t have to uphold the same kind of civil liberties, test scores, after school activities, or reduced-cost lunch programs afforded students in public schools.  This would be a different story if it happened in public school where all kinds of people have a say in what happens in the schools.  

    Sorry private-school kids, you’re gonna have to skip prom this year.  Your parents opted to separate you from “the flock.”  Better luck next life.  

  • Travis Owen

    I hate to have to say this but as a private school. We should not be trying to tell them what to do about same sex couples attending a Prom. Separation of church and state means they not tell our public schools what to do and we don’t tell their private schools what to do. However they cannot take students that have vouchers to attend instead of public school on campus at all. Otherwise they open the door to the public dictating their policies as they are taking taxpayer money to operate. In that case taxpayers would have a say in their policies as we would be members of their board by default. Also they could not hold the Prom in a public facility to enforce that rule. It would halve to be held on School grounds or at a Catholic Church.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone reading this should be appalled. For
    anyone who supports equality of all kinds, PLEASE do yourself a favor and watch
    this amazing new video by an upcoming band, with the lyrics discussing the
    difficulties of this exact situation. Please spread this to anyone you know who
    struggles with this disease they call inequality…

    CREATURE – “Prom Prom”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAO_PhbY5YM&feature=youtu.be

  • Anonymous

    Everyone reading this should be appalled. For
    anyone who supports equality of all kinds, PLEASE do yourself a favor and watch
    this amazing new video by an upcoming band, with the lyrics discussing the
    difficulties of this exact situation. Please spread this to anyone you know who
    struggles with this disease they call inequality…

    CREATURE – “Prom Prom”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAO_PhbY5YM&feature=youtu.be