1. Standard memberRingtailhunter
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    Pregnant student banned from graduation goes anyway
    Associated Press
    May 18, 2005 GRAD0519



    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A pregnant student who was banned from graduation at her Roman Catholic high school announced her own name and walked across the stage anyway at the close of the program.
    Alysha Cosby's decision prompted cheers and applause Tuesday from many of her fellow seniors at St. Jude Educational Institute.

    But her mother and aunt were escorted out of the church by police after Cosby headed back to her seat.

    "I can't believe something like this is happening in 2005,'' said her mother, Sheila Cosby. "My daughter has been through a lot and I am proud of her. She deserved to walk, and she did.''

    The school's guidance counselor delivered Cosby's degree to her house earlier Tuesday, but she still wanted to participate.

    "I worked hard throughout high school and I wanted to walk with my class,'' she said.

    Cosby was told in March that she could no longer attend school because of safety concerns, and her name was not listed in the graduation program.

    The father of Cosby's child, also a senior at the school, was allowed to participate in graduation.


    http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/5410673.html
  2. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    18 May '05 18:45
    Originally posted by Ringtailhunter

    [b]The father of Cosby's child, also a senior at the school, was allowed to participate in graduation.
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    LMAO! What a complete embarassment for the church.
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    18 May '05 19:14
    Originally posted by Ringtailhunter
    Pregnant student banned from graduation goes anyway
    Associated Press
    May 18, 2005 GRAD0519



    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A pregnant student who was banned from graduation at her Roman Catholic high school announced her own name and walked across the stage anyway at the close of the program.
    Alysha Cosby's decision prompted cheers and applause ...[text shortened]... lowed to participate in graduation.



    http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/5410673.html[/b]
    Hmmm The RC clergy are being small-minded and petty? What a surprise.
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    18 May '05 23:57
    Originally posted by KneverKnight
    Hmmm The RC clergy are being small-minded and petty? What a surprise.
    Just one more nail in the coffin, at least in the United States. I wonder what the Uber-Pope would say about this?
  5. Standard memberRingtailhunter
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    Originally posted by bbarr
    Just one more nail in the coffin, at least in the United States. I wonder what the Uber-Pope would say about this?
    Only a Saint could support such a thing.
  6. Standard memberRingtailhunter
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    At least they had the common decency to let the father of the child walk with his class. It is after all "the mothers fault". She should have practiced abstinence like a responsible Catholic. 😉
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    19 May '05 02:01
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    LMAO! What a complete embarassment for the church.
    I am hoping that the magestarium's representative on RHP will make an appearance and deliver an authoritative analysis of this decision.
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    19 May '05 02:04
    Of course we must also consider that this event took place in the state that a few years ago outlawed vibrators. Perhaps this was part of the problem.
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    19 May '05 02:13
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    Of course we must also consider that this event took place in the state that a few years ago outlawed vibrators. Perhaps this was part of the problem.
    Great insight, Reverend.
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    19 May '05 02:43
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    Of course we must also consider that this event took place in the state that a few years ago outlawed vibrators. Perhaps this was part of the problem.
    LOL! Please tell me that this is not true (that it is illegal to sell a vibrator in Alabama).

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    Originally posted by Nemesio
    LOL! Please tell me that this is not true (that it is illegal to sell a vibrator in Alabama).

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    Well, you have to sign a note when you buy batteries that they won't be used in anything that "shakes; other than a portable food processor"
    Praise be.
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    Praise God and Jesus.
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    19 May '05 09:11
    Originally posted by Ringtailhunter
    Pregnant student banned from graduation goes anyway
    Associated Press
    May 18, 2005 GRAD0519



    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A pregnant student who was banned from graduation at her Roman Catholic high school announced her own name and walked across the stage anyway at the close of the program.
    Alysha Cosby's decision prompted cheers and applause ...[text shortened]... lowed to participate in graduation.



    http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/5410673.html[/b]
    Oh please! Take a look at yourselves - you see the words "Roman Catholic" in a news article and begin to rub your hands with glee.

    There is no indication whatsoever in the article that the Church or any of the hierarchy was involved in any way in this incident. This story is deliberately written to be sensationalist crap and you know it.

    At least try to look at some alternative news sites as well:

    http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/NEWSV5/storyV5stjudegrad29w.htm
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    Originally posted by Nemesio
    LOL! Please tell me that this is not true (that it is illegal to sell a vibrator in Alabama).

    Nemesio
    I would not lie about that. But to Alabama's credit I believe it is no longer illegal to have a mixed marriage for which I am grateful.
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    19 May '05 14:29
    Originally posted by lucifershammer
    Oh please! Take a look at yourselves - you see the words "Roman Catholic" in a news article and begin to rub your hands with glee.

    There is no indication whatsoever in the article that the Church or any of the hierarchy was involved in any way in this incident. This story is deliberately written to be sensationalist crap and you know it.

    At le ...[text shortened]... ative news sites as well:

    http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/NEWSV5/storyV5stjudegrad29w.htm
    I'll second this, as such behavior would not be consistent with any of the teachings of the RCC.

    If the behavior was church-sponsored, it was done so in theological error.

    Nemesio
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