Lets be clear…. The objection to this, the thing that stands out…is the school accepts, demands, public federal funding. The law is clear and correct that a private group can limit their membership. Religious groups also. Churches and the church schools can limit their membership to who believes as they do.. just as the boys scouts are allowed to. HOWEVER it all changes when public funds, tax payer monies, money that comes from groups and people who are not accepted by these groups and churches and schools. If they want my money then they can NOT discriminate against me. They must agree to anti discrimination polices most places have in effect. So as soon as the boys scouts stop asking for sweet rent free deals and money from towns and cities, I have no complaint with them being close minded bigots. As soon as church schools stop taking public money, my money, they can keep out who they want.
It strikes me as incredible that these groups think they have a right to both public money ( which comes from many gay parents and people ) and also have a right to then deny fair access to those same gay people. If they don’t get free government money, they cry they are the victim they claim, discriminate against because they can’t have our money to then be against us. Weird mind set. Hugs
Christian school rejects 3-year-old because of gay parents
A 3-year-old was rejected from a religious-based school because he has two fathers, according to a letter sent by the school.
Action 7 News reported they have a copy of the letter that Hope Christian School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, sent to the couple.
The letter says: ‘Same gender couples are inconsistent with scriptural lifestyle and biblical teachings,’ and ‘Home life doesn’t reflect the school’s belief of what a biblical family lifestyle is.’
Even though the school is partly publically funded, it also said Hope Christian School is free from ‘excessive government interference in matters of religion.’
The parents, who wish to remain anonymous, said they wanted their son to receive a good faith-based education.
They added the letter also quoted the Bible book Romans.
The passage read: ‘The men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another.
‘Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.’
The school will receive more than $60,000 (£38, 146, €48, 717) in federal tax dollars this school year. That money will be used for educator professional development, according to the state’s Public Education Department.
Tuition ranges from over $2000 to over $6000, plus fees, and their admissions page states it ‘admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.’
American Civil Liberties Union spokesman Peter Simonson said: ‘We don’t think agencies that discriminate or use religion to discriminate should be receiving our federal or government funds.’