ANNIVERSARIES: Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong, George Amerson and Mike Grossman

ARMSTRONG-YOUNG  | Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong celebrated their 40th anniversary Monday, April 18. The couple met on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1971 through the Gay Liberation Front organization there. They had a civil union in Vermont in 2000 and were legally married in California in August 2008.

 

GROSSMAN-AMERSON  | George Amerson and Mike Grossman marked their 40th anniversary Wednesday, April 20, after celebrating the event with a gathering of family and friends the previous weekend. Grossman is a Minneapolis native who had lived in Dallas a year when he met Amerson, a native of west Texas who had already lived in Dallas several years when they met. The couple say they are most proud of their children, Laura and Devon Cloud and Barney and Stephanie Grossman, and their grandchildren, Miles and Rachel. The two work in residential real estate, Grossman for 50 years and Amerson for more than 35 years.

—  John Wright

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RoadFounder of gay Singaporean website Fridae charged with drug possession: "Stuart Koe, 38, was charged in court on Wednesday with possessing 0.01g of Ice. He was also accused of having utensils – an empty plastic dropper and an empty straw allegedly stained with the drug – which are commonly used to help consume Ice."

RoadLesbian former Vassar President Virginia B. Smith dies at 87: "Ms. Smith was the second woman to run the college and the first one to arrive there after it had become coeducational. The first male exchange students had come to Vassar in 1969 and the first freshmen the next year. Around 41 percent of Vassar students were men at the end of Ms. Smith’s presidency in 1986…Ms. Smith is survived by her partner of 57 years, Florence Oaks."


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—  John Wright

Top 10 reasons Catholic school rejected children of lesbian couple

Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput
Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput

In Boulder, Colo., Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School, acting at the direction of the Archdiocese of Denver, refused admission to the children of a lesbian couple.

After protests, the school issued a statement that explained that the church teaches that sexual intimacy outside of marriage is wrong.

Archbishop Charles Chaput wrote, “The Church does not claim that people with a homosexual orientation are ‘bad,’ or that their children are less loved by God. Quite the opposite. But what the Church does teach is that sexual intimacy by anyone outside marriage is wrong; that marriage is a sacramental covenant; and that marriage can only occur between a man and a woman.” Here’s his full statement and that of the school’s pastor.

I fully support the decision by the school and here are my Top 10 reasons why I believe the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School in Boulder denied admission to the children of a lesbian couple (and yes, I know I’m going to get crap for this):

  1. The big, scary lesbians will kick the crap out of the priests who abuse their children.
  2. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,” unless their mothers are big, scary lesbians.
  3. Sex outside of marriage is wrong and the priests at this school have never had sex — with each other or any of the kids at the school.
  4. The school has standards and would never enroll children of divorced parents either.
  5. If children of lesbians were admitted, the other kids might learn that these kids are just like everyone else.
  6. If children of lesbians were admitted, the other kids might find out that these kids were actually smarter and better adjusted.
  7. The school has standards and would never enroll children of a father who has had an affair.
  8. The school has standards and would never enroll the children of parents who used birth control.
  9. “Suffer little children to come unto me for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” especially the children of two big, scary lesbians. Suffer even more.
  10. But in the end, it’s their school, their hypocrisy. Let them keep their bigotry within their church and fight them when they try to impose their intolerance as our laws. Those kids will be better off in another school.

In a related story, CBS reports that members of the Pope’s staff were involved in a gay prostitution ring. No, really. Click on the story. Really really really.

—  David Taffet