Friday, December 24, 2010

Censored Gay Catholic High School Student Honored by Peers

Writes Michael Jones of

And then comes the best part of the whole story. . . . Earlier this month, [the classmates of Sean Simonsen (pictured at right)] voted Sean to be Grand Knight (which is equivalent to prom king) for the high school winter formal. That's right, Catholic students all voted for the gay guy to represent them, and this despite the institutional Catholic Church's continued insistence that gay people are less than their straight peers.

Now that's what you call justice.

Meanwhile, even though the school newspaper never republished Sean's article, they did institute a new policy that should prevent them from having to take down articles in the future.

Kudos to Minnesota, for showing in so many ways that Catholics in the pews believe that equal rights for LGBT people can be consistent with their faith.

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
The Two Editorials that Benilde-St. Margaret's Catholic High School Doesn't Want You to Read
Quotes of the Day - November 16, 2010
CPCSM and the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis (Part 4)


Mareczku said...

What a wonderful young man and what an affirming story. Most Catholics are getting the message and increasingly accepting of gay people. Most are against discrimination and for equality and acceptance.

crystal said...

Merry Christmas, Michael :)

Michael J. Bayly said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Crystal!