Patricia Grell, B.Sc., M.Div.
Where do you stand on taechers being able to give a 0 for not turning in or showing up for assingments
I believe that if a student is not coded and therefore is considered capable of following through on the course requirements, then I believe that a zero should be given if they do not follow through.
When you compare a doctor’s recommendation that a child be allowed to live out his life as the opposite gender to an epipen, you err. Firstly, the use of epipens are not contrary to Church teaching and Catholic morality–you can’t say the same for transgenderism. Secondly, peanuts allergies present imminent danger to the life of the child, which justifies the presence of the epipen, but this is not so for transgendered students not being allowed into a girl’s bathroom.
It should be clear enough that this doctor concern is entirely secular, with no attention paid to the child’s spirituality, soul or the ethos of the school. When he or she makes recommendations, none of these things are considered, and yet they are entirely relevant to the decision made by the Church. You should know this.
I think you need to do some research on this issue from the perspective of saving lives–those transgender students who were fully welcomed in their schools and by their families had less of a chance of harming themselves. I have quoted this research in my blog. We also need to look at the Gospel and see the example of Jesus reaching out to the marginalized. Pope Francis as well has been speaking a lot lately on the whole issue of offering people a welcoming church — a church that accepts people in their situation. The church is moving in a more pastoral rather than judgmental direction.
I am quite surprised that you have not made any mention of the ECSD Superintendent being named BEST Supt. in Canada. This is the leader of the board you supposedly support and yet no mention can only mean that you don’t support her. Amazing that she makes you look good! Here’s a link to the article if you missed it:http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/edmonton-catholic-schools-boss-named-national-superintendent-of-the-year
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