Archbishop Of Philadelphia: Don’t Beat Up Gays Even If You Disagree With Them

“A key part of a Catholic education is forming students to respect the dignity of every human person whether we agree with them or not. What students do with that formation when they enter the adult world determines their own maturity and dignity, or their lack of it. Violence against anyone, simply because of who they are, is inexcusable and alien to what it means to be a Christian. A recent beating incident in Center City allegedly involved, in some way, a part-time coach at Archbishop Wood High School. After inquiries by school leadership, the coach was contacted regarding the matter and he resigned. Archbishop Wood’s handling of the matter was appropriate, and I support their efforts to ensure that Catholic convictions guide the behavior of their whole school community, including their staff.”- Archbishop Charles Chaput, in a statement issued last night.

RELATED: Last year Archbishop Chaput ordered all five of his districts to organize buses to transport parishioners to NOM’s hate march in Washington DC. He did the same thing this year. Chaput had a terrible case of the sadz when Pennsylvania legalized same-sex marriage.