Graduating student barred from receiving Matthew Shepard scholarship for being homosexual
DAYTON, OHIO: The Catholic Church has struck again, this time in the life of a teenager just trying to make his way through graduation, pick up his scholarship, and start his life at the University of Iowa — but he can’t.
Keaton Fuller, whom is graduating this month from the Prince of Peace Catholic school can’t receive the scholarship he won because his school (even though they’ve already confirmed two months ago, that an advocacy group could present it to him) won’t allow said group entry to his graduation to present him with his accomplishment.
Everybody at the school has always been very accepting and extremely encouraging toward me,” Fuller told MSNBC. “That’s why the latest turn of events has been such a surprise — I feel invalidated and unaccepted.”
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