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Canadian Catholic Censorship Gone Wild!

This afternoon, I noted how a Catholic school in Canada created a ban on rainbows out of fear that the mere appearance of rainbows could encourage its students to become gay. It’s a kind of censorship so wacky that it seems like it must be an isolated incident.

Yet, it isn’t. Catholic schools in Canada have been asked to develop anti-bullying programs, and in response, many Canadian Catholic schools have decided to bully people working in anti-bullying efforts.

Another case in point is the Bishop Marrocco-Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School. This school issued an invitation to comic Dawn Whitwell to participate in its new anti-bullying program, but revoked the invitation yesterday, after it found out that Whitwell has a wife. Yes, Whitwell is a lesbian, and a happily married one, which Catholic doctrine says should be an impossibility.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board has issued a statement saying that Whitwell’s invitation to perform was rescinded simply because she is a comedian. That explanation makes little sense, however, when one considers that the Bishop Marrocco-Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School issued the invitation to Whitwell because she was a comedian.

The message sent by the Catholic schools in Toronto to their students is quite clear: When you engage in bullying, make sure to come up with a ridiculous excuse to cover your butt. That’s moral education!

3 thoughts on “Canadian Catholic Censorship Gone Wild!”

  1. Tom says:

    Peregrin: check this new ship design out

    http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/06/08/240274/as-shipping-emissions-increase-cool-new-designs-emerge/

    i have no comment on the hypocritical Catholic church whose documented problem with pedophilia stands in the way of their issuing statements of intolerance of any kind for anything “religious.” i got out long ago and never looked back.

  2. Tom says:

    Lastly, now that they admit it’s much worse than we were lead to believe:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/08/fukushima-nuclear-plant-melt-through?CMP=twt_gu

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