Daily Archives: November 4, 2005

9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Parents have no rights over their kids’ education

Parents are perfectly free, the court so generously says, to tell their kids about their religious beliefs, but they can’t keep public schools from undermining the parents’ beliefs.
This is such a nightmare, I don’t even know what to say. . . .

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My question is answered

Bain, whose attorney is drafting a wrongful termination lawsuit, said she would not comment on Loretto’s decision to expel the family. But she said: “It’s a shame the school is being hurt by this when they didn’t go looking for trouble in the first place. It’s a wonderful school.”

(NOTE: I got the quote from a post on Katelyn’s blog; the Sacbee requires login).
So Marie Bains, radical abortion activist, thinks Loretto is a “wonderful school.” I’ve been asking why she would want to be involved in a Catholic high school. Some have suggested it’s merely because she needed a job. Perhaps, but still. I have been desperately in need of work, but I’ve never hidden the Catholic and pro-life aspects of my resume. No matter how desperate I’ve been for employment, there are some places I would never work.

Maybe she just doesn’t even have the courage of her own convictions.
But it seemed to me it had to be one of two things: either she intentionally infiltrated the school or the school presents an image, a culture, a curriculum, that a radical feminist thinks is “wonderful.”

My post below gives demonstrable evidence that was available to Sr. Timothy regarding her background at the time of hiring.

So, what do we have:
1. A radical feminist actress/”drama teacher” who thinks Loretto is a “wonderful school.”
2. Loretto students who think that Loretto is “wonderful” for teaching them to be “free thinkers” and “form their own opinions” on issues like abortion and contraception. They throw out “Karma” left and right. They think that the Mass is “dead” without their creativity. And we have a few comments from orthodox Loretto alumnae who value the school, yet still admit that the school’s leadership does not believe in obedience to the Magisterium.
3. A nun who would hire someone with Bain’s credentials to teach at a school. A religious order that welcomed Sr. Jeanine Gramick after she was censured by both the Vatican and her original Order. When ordered to fire radical feminist drama teacher, nun does so “reluctantly.”
4. Religion teachers passing out info on Planned Parenthood under the guise of “abuse counseling.” Posters saying “women can be all they want to be” and showing witches.
5. A family of conservative Catholics who are pro-life activists who “don’t fit in,” whose presence is “threatening” and “disruptive.”

Connect the dots.