A California Catholic school has parents FURIOUS after officials took down some religious statues, including one of Mary and baby Jesus over concerns that they were “alienating” prospective students.
“ALIENATING?!?” Screw these scumbags. I can’t believe a Catholic school is caving to the satanic leftist lunacy created by Barack Hussein Obama.
The head of the San Domenico School in San Anselmo said parents of some prospective students who visited the campus – which was founded in 1850 and serves 671 students grades K-12 — expressed concern about the religious figures, according to the Marin Independent Journal.
“If you walk on the campus and the first thing you confront is three or four statues of St. Dominic or St. Francis, it could be alienating for that other religion, and we didn’t want to further that feeling,” Cecily Stock said. “Over the last few years we’ve had fewer Catholic students as part of the community and a larger number of students of various faith traditions. Right now about 80 percent of our families do not identify as Catholic.”
Then why in the hell are they attending a CATHOLIC SCHOOL?
KICK THEM OUT AND TELL THEM TO GO TO SOME OTHER SCREWED UP SCHOOL OR BETTER YET TELL THEM TO GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR COUNTRY!
Religious artifacts removed from display on the San Domenico School were moved to storage elsewhere on campus.
In an email to the school’s board of directors, Dominican Sisters of San Rafael and the head of school, Shannon Fitzpatrick objected to the removal of the statues and other steps the school has taken in an effort to make the school more inclusive.
“Articulating an inclusive foundation appears to mean letting go of San Domenico’s 167-year tradition as a Dominican Catholic school and being both afraid and ashamed to celebrate one’s heritage and beliefs,” wrote Fitzpatrick, whose 8-year-old son attends the school.
She added, “In our time here, the word ‘Catholic’ has been removed from the mission statement, sacraments were removed from the curriculum, the lower school curriculum was changed to world religions, the logo and colors were changed to be ‘less Catholic,’ and the uniform was changed to be less Catholic.”
Responding to follow-up questions Monday, Fitzpatrick wrote, “There are other families having the same concerns I do. Many parents feel if the school is heading in a different direction then the San Domenico community should have been notified before the signing of the enrollment for the following year.”
Cheryl Newell, who had four children graduate from San Domenico, said, “I am extremely disappointed in the school and the direction they’ve been going. This isn’t a new thing that they’ve been intentionally eroding their Catholic heritage. They’re trying to be something for everyone and they’re making no one happy.”
“Our goal in this shift was in alignment with our strategic plan that was approved by our Board of Trustees and Dominican Sisters of San Rafael in June of 2016 and reflects our commitment to continuing a 167-year tradition of inclusive education,” Kimberly Pinkson, director of marketing and communications, told Fox News.
“People were shocked that the statues were pitched in the basement,” she said.
But Pinkson told Fox News the statues were “temporarily stored in the downstairs of our library.”
Amy Skewes-Cox, who leads the school’s board of trustees, said at least 18 of the school’s 180 religious icons remain on the school’s grounds. Pinkson said one of them — St. Dominic, the School’s patron saint – was moved to the center of the school’s campus.
So they removed 162 religious icons! Why?
This explains it all folks.
Of the 660 students who attend the K-12 school, 121 are boarding students and 98 of these are international students from British Columbia, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mexico, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. The students attending San Domenico come from a variety of religious backgrounds besides Christianity: Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam.
And ladies and gentlemen- I AM PISSED OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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