“It is each individual’s right and responsibility to exist in spiritualism in whatever way they choose.” ~Lorie Fuller
Have you ever been part of an organized religion and realized that your beliefs didn’t match that of the group? If so, you know what standing up for what you believe can be challenging. Recently, the Catholic school that Lorie Fuller’s daughters attended decided that two students could no longer attend. Their sin? Their parents were gay. Read Lorie’s letter to her girls about doing the right thing, even when it is hard.
Truths We Find to be Self-Evident: Part 1: Mommy & The Catholic Church
I have a complicated story to tell you. It’s one I’ve held back for almost three years now as I’ve worked through one of the most difficult times I’ve experienced in my social and religious education. You were uniquely involved, and I want you to have the story, from my perspective, so you can evaluate for yourself the complexities of these events.
Dad and I enrolled you in a Catholic School here in Boulder. We were both brought up in the Catholic Faith, and as you know, we have members of the family in the Priesthood and in other roles of service to the Church. Dad and his family attended the same Catholic School you did. We have friends in the school and the church that go back decades.
I suppose organized religion can be a wonderful thing. In theory, the Church provides a gathering place for like-minded people to express their faith and support each other. And, if you believe in God and are curious about religious philosophy, churches are a place to learn, ponder, and discuss the possibilities that exist within spiritualism.
From very early on in my life, the Church was not a place I found to be comforting or loving.