Catholic School Principal Apologizes for Using Photo of ‘Poor Role Model’ Ellen

A Catholic school in Pennsylvania sent out invitations to a graduation dance that prominently featured a photo of Ellen DeGeneres. The principal quickly realized her mistake, apologized for including an openly gay person on the invite, and vowed to personally destroy every single copy of the invitation she could get her hands on.

Here’s the invitation in question:

Principal Nancy Matteo said it was “completely wrong” to include such a “poor role model” on the invite, especially considering her sexuality and that she “lives her life outside the teachings of the Catholic Church.” She claims she was “distracted” when she included the photo, by the way.

In an e-mail to parents asking for the invites back, Matteo said, “I need every single invitation returned and I will personally destroy them… Once again, I am sorry for my lack of forethought. I look forward to receiving the old invitations and distributing new ones.”

[h/t Raw Story]
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