Minn. teen denied Catholic rite of passage after 'Vote No' post

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A northwest Minnesota family will no longer attend a church that denied their 17-year-old to participate in confirmation, a religious rite of passage for Catholics, because of a post on social media in support of gay marriage.

The Forum says a priest at Assumption Church in Barnesville, Minn. made the decision after Lennon Cihak posted a photo of himself holding an altered campaign sign that read "Vote No" on Facebook. The sign referred to his stance on the now defeated marriage amendment.

The Cihak's tell the newspaper that the church is also denying them from receiving communion.

Rev. Gary LaMoine tells the Associated Press that Cihak was not denied confirmation, but would not explain further, saying it's an "internal and pastoral" matter.

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