A CATHOLIC teen in Minnesota, Lennon Cihak, who supports gay marriage AND the Church was reportedly refused confirmation last month by a local priest who spotted a picture of him with a defaced anti-gay marriage poster on Facebook.
According to this report, Rev Gary LaMoine of the Assumption Church in Barnesville, Minnesota, went apeshit after seeing what Lennon had done to the sign, which urged voters to support an amendment demanding that marriage be restricted to “one man and one woman”
Lennon’s mother, Shana, said that she was shocked to hear of the decision after she was called into a private conversation with the priest.
However, the priest has since told the Associated Press that the teen was not in fact denied confirmation, but declined to explain, calling it an “internal and pastoral” matter.
Lennon said that despite the church’s rejection, the incident has not affected his faith.
I don’t want the church to be put down. I don’t want the Catholic religion to be put down.
At this point Captain Mainwaring popped into my head.
It’s just the way the priest has things running. He’s so strict. He won’t loosen up about things.
Earlier this year, a fifth-grade teacher at St Joseph’s Catholic School in Moorhead, Minnesota, was fired because she questioned the Catholic Church’s stance on gay marriage.
According to the Minnesota Star Tribune, the state’s Catholic clergy were among the most vocal supporters of the state’s anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment and actively asked Catholic voters to help pass the measure.
Their pleas fell on deaf ears. Defiant voters told the Church to get stuffed and rejected the amendment.
Hat tip: BarrieJohn