Yesterday, there was a good discussion on this site about a confirmation student who was denied confirmation because he posted on his facebook page that he supported marriage equality.
Well, there is more information. Evidently, someone at the priest's office checks the student's facebook pages to see what they are doing:
However, a woman in the church office has access to “a lot” of the students’ Facebook pages, LaMoine said.Is that creepy, or what ?
“So she naturally is able to approach – to go in there and see what they’re doing,” he said. “We’re curious about what people are writing about the situation. That’s natural that we’d be curious.”
Also, there has been more than one student denied confirmation due to his/her support for marriage equality:
The teenager who was not confirmed at the Catholic church here after he publicly supported same-sex marriage was not the only student who was denied the religious sacrament for backing gay marriage, the church’s priest said in a letter made public Friday.The priest now says the student "voluntarily" withdrew from the confirmation program, but the family denies this. (Sounds like he is trying to cover his rear end.)
The good news is that the student is receiving good support with his marriage equality stance:
Lennon is drawing support online. Since its inception on Thursday, the “I Support Lennon Cihak” Facebook group had garnered just under 1,000 “likes,” as of 8 p.m. Friday.link to article
The teen tweeted on Friday evening: “No matter how much negative feedback I get, I will ALWAYS support the #LGBT community … Support what you believe in!”