Sunday, November 18, 2012

Catholic Priest Denies Minnesota Teen Confirmation For Supporting Marriage Equality

A Catholic teenager in Barnesville, Minn., has been denied the sacrament of confirmation after he posted a photo to Facebook opposing the state's failed effort to amend the constitution to ban same-sex marriage, reports the Star Tribune.
The Rev. Gary LaMoine at Assumption Church denied confirmation to 17-year-old Lennon Cihak, after the teenager posted a photo to his personal Facebook page showing Cihak in front of a pro-marriage amendment yard sign he had altered to read "Vote NO!" The marriage amendment was rejected by Minnesota voters in this month's election.
Cihak said that friends within his confirmation class "liked" the photo on Facebook, but they were still allowed to be confirmed.

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