A 17 year old Catholic kid in Minnesota was banned from receiving the sacrament of Confirmation by his parish priest because of a Facebook photo he put up against the marriage amendment, according to The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

“The Facebook post in question was a photo of Lennon in front of an altered political sign. Originally reading “Vote Yes” on the Minnesota Marriage Amendment, which would have changed the state’s constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman, Lennon scribbled out the “yes” and replaced it with “NO!”

The teen’s mother says she was “called into a private conversation with the priest soon after the photo was discovered and was told her son wouldn’t be allowed to complete confirmation.”

The newspaper also reports that the family is being denied communion. Church officials made no comment for the story.

Wow. That’s a pretty big deal. Dollars to donuts this priest gets reprimanded in some way.

HT Culture War Notes