Alumni angered that Catholic prep school won’t accept trans students

Alumni angered that Catholic prep school won’t accept trans students

[Ed. – Do the alumni plan to pay all the bills, when the school is sued by the federal government for some fictional form of “discrimination” that only gets concocted because there’s a litigation-prone student at the school?  Do the alumni plan to keep the school going, regardless of cost, when other parents pull their daughters out because a boy who calls himself a girl is ushered into the girls’ locker room by government lawyers?]

Catholic Rhode Island private school Mount Saint Charles Academy is open to everyone—so long as they’re not transgender.

The latest edition of the Woonsocket school’s parent-student handbook states flatly and without further explanation: “Mount Saint Charles Academy is unable to make accommodations for transgender students. Therefore, MSC does not accept transgender students nor is MSC able to continue to enroll students who identify as transgender.” …

The change was implemented in October 2015 but concerned alumni only noticed it recently, GoLocalProv reported. David Coletta, who graduated from MSC in 2009, created a Change.org petition to ask the school to “leave the hateful rhetoric in the past [and] accept trans students.”

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Coletta told The Daily Beast that the MSC he knew would never ban transgender students and that the current policy “goes against their own teachings.” …

As a private religious institution, MSC is legally permitted to make this exclusion. Steven Brown, executive director of the Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), explained to GoLocalProv that the school does receive some state aid, but not enough to build a constitutional case against them.

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