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  1. kpo5 says

    Anti-abortion, pro-birth zealots: “Don’t punish a child for the sins of his father!”

    Anti-gay, pro-bigotry zealots: “Punish a child for the sins of his father!”

    Derp: They are the same people

    You’d think they’d welcome an opportunity to groom another NOM my-parents-were-gay-and-I-had-a-horrible-childhood puppet.

  2. andrew says

    What gay parents in 2012 would choose to send their children to a christian school? Don’t they know that all religion is myth? At what age will they tell their children that the tooth fairy, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are similar myths? Grow up people. Don’t rely on ancient myths. Teach your children about the wonders of reason and science.

  3. Mary says

    Jack M, do you know how fast the Democratic party would be destroyed if it proposed taxing churches? Believe me, you don’t want to go there.

    Parents should not enroll their children in a school that teaches that the parents’ lifestyle is unGodly. This couple should find a church that agrees with them about gay relationships/marriage and enroll the kids in THIS church’s school. Sarina raises a good point. Why would the couple want the “anti-gay” school, and wouldn’t it be unfair to put the kid in the middle of a theological conflict?

  4. Simon says

    When the Christ said not to judge, ‘christians’ argue back it’s ‘freedom of speech’ or ‘freedom of religion’.

    When Christ gave the commandments to love God AND love thy neighbor as thyself as the GREATEST COMMANDMENTS OF ALL BIBLICAL LAWS, this “christian” school chose to do the OPPOSITE by discriminating the child because of of their belief of the “scripture” & “biblical” teachings.

    Clearly, this school is not only an evil and deceptive institution, but also an antiChrist organization.

  5. Nicholas Reed says

    Any school that categorically refuses to serve LGBT families; that would refuse to enroll a student who is being raised by two parents of the same gender, deserves neither public funding nor state accreditation. Churches have a right to their beliefs, but that right does not extend to public funding or credentials from the state if they explicitly do not serve the public. I think we are beyond the point where we can pretend that LGBT people are not a part of the general public.

  6. Paul B. says

    Bringing to light the fact that they get partial funding from our tax dollars is enough reason to bring this into the light. Who cares about christian schools really…what garbage…but when they get our tax dollars we make it an issue in any way we can and get it exposed.

  7. GLAW2014 says

    There is nothing wrong with being Gay and Christian.

    Jesus is not the one who ever stated love thy neighbor except if he is gay.

    With that aside, this will be an easy case for the ACLU. The child is being discriminated based upon who his parents are and there is no rational basis as to why the CHILD could not attend to go to school there. The bigots might as well kiss those federal funds goodbye!

  8. RONTEX says

    Perhaps they attempted to enroll the child to see the schools response and expose it’s practices and the fact that they are receiving federal dollars to operate. Hopefully they will file a lawsuit against the school to either allow them to attend or for the government to cease it’s funding. Hit the bigots where it hurts, the pocket book.

  9. jamal49 says

    OK, so let’s ask the bigots: Where exactly does the Bible say anything about same-gender couples?

    Also, just what is a “scriptural lifestyle”?

    Is it polygamy (many of the Old Testament patriarchs were polygamists)?

    Is it incest (Lot slept with his daughters)?

    Is it the various accounts of rape found throughout the Old Testament (and the granddaddy of all rapes, the impregnation of Mary the mother of Jesus by the, uh, Holy Spirit, against her will)?

    Is it the misogyny that permeates the Old and New Testaments (the subjugation of women to nothing more than chattel to be bargained away against their will into, uh, traditional marriages)?

    See, it’s time to call the bigots out on their interpretation of the Bible. The scholarship, the logic, the proof is there to expose the evangie-fundies for what they are: bigots, hateful, spiteful bigots.

  10. Jay says

    Somebody should challenge the use of taxpayer money to support those bigots. However, I think the parents of this kid must be out of their minds if they want to send their child to such a nest of vipers. They should be happy that the bigots turned them down. Otherwise, they would be guilty of child abuse.

  11. QJ201 says

    If it goes to court the school may very well lose. The Federal government does have the right and exercises it often…to attach strings to federal money (see GW Bush and his abstinence agenda).

    In Canada and the UK, religious schools have lost this fight for the same reason.

  12. Timothy says

    Jack M,

    How would that taxing work? Would they be taxed at the same rate as, say, GLAAD?

    Or would they be taxed only on their business side and not their charitable side?

    Or maybe, we could just tax the lavish funds that they spend on their leaders?

    Or maybe you could educate yourself enough to know that we ALREADY DO all of the above. Churches are treated nearly identically to Gay and Lesbian Centers and Environmental Community Groups and a whole host of organizations of which you no doubt approve.

    So I’m guessing that either you are completely ignorant, or you just want to lash out blindly at those whom you don’t like and want special treatment for those whom you do.

  13. Timothy says

    jamal49,

    my favorite game is to ask the fundies just which biblical hero we should pattern our marriages after.

    Is it Abraham who married his sister, Jacob who married two sisters, David with his many wives (none of which loved him as much as Jonathan, or so he said), or perhaps the disciples who left their wives to follow Jesus? Or maybe it’s Daniel the eunuch, or Paul who could barely contain his objection to marriage? Or bachelor Jesus?

    Really, there are almost NO marriages in the bible which they would approve of today.

  14. Sam says

    This isn’t brain surgery. NO private FOR-PROFIT school should receive any government aid, religious or secular. Yes, that goes for colleges too.

    I really have no complaint about a Christian school rejecting a kid with gay parents if the sentence above was true.

  15. Hollywood, CA says

    If these parent’s tax dollars go to that school, then they should be able to enroll their kids there. If that school wants to discriminate, they should refund any tax dollars that go to that school. No gay families, then no gay money!

  16. pattimae nearing says

    There seems to be several things wrong in this story !!! A “private” school has NO business receiving Fed funds!!!!! The fact that this smacks of Hatred is what is wrong today, with our society in general.
    SAD SAD SAD !!!

  17. Trisha says

    Please what does 2 parents being gay have do with their child getting a good education! Not a thing at all it is stupid that the kid got turn away that is like saying children should be punished for the mistakes or choices of the parents. It is not right we all have a choice to be who we are and love who we wish and if we want to give a child the benefit of a great life and a great education who does the established order think they are to deny it. I mean come on!!

  18. Feydakin says

    While they are allowed to have their bigoted and ignorant views since they ARE in America and are free to do so (and I will fight for their right), they certainly should not receive any federal funding…

  19. Leah says

    Perhaps they are enrolling their child in a christian school because they are Christian. Believe it or not, there are gay Christians. In their hearts, perhaps they believed that they would be welcome because of their faith. Even if that same faith says that they are sinners. Aren’t we all? But God’s love is supposed to boundless isn’t it?
    Were the parents being naive? Of course. But I think they just wanted to choose an education for their child in accordance with their beliefs and preferences. Just like anybody else.
    It’s just sad that we are now dragging children into this stupid adult mess.

  20. Cheryl says

    If they’re going to discriminate like that, all federal funding should be revoked. Ditto for all institutions that are against insurance covering contraception and/or abortions.

  21. Erik says

    With the failing public education in America, perhaps they wanted the best school for their child. I know that’s the case for many people who send kids to private schools. Either way if you want to receive federal funding you have to follow federal laws which say sexual orientation is a protected category. The school should lose federal funding if they won’t comply. All private schools should be free to choose who attends but federal funding should be withheld from schools that don’t want to follow ALL non discrimination laws. I support LGBT rights to the fullest but we can’t expect religion to support them. That’s what freedom of religion is about. As much as I hate knowing there are religious groups hating on the rights of others, its their freedom to do so in the confines of their organization. It however is unacceptable to leave the religious realm and slither into corporations (Chick-Fil-A) and the government (abortion, anti-gay marriage bills, etc)

  22. Allie says

    If a education system is not going to be accepting of all, logic dictates that they should not be accepting of “all”s money.
    If an education system also feels that it has the right to pick and choose its students based of discriminating factors such as family orientation, logic again dictates that it should not be a public school and should become private. Thus denying themselves the opportunity to “soil” themselves with THOSE people’s money.

    We are having the same issues up here in Canada, a lot of the catholic schools have been bullied into the first steps of acceptance. 😀

  23. johnny says

    As a person who attended catholic school I’m disgusted with hope Christians actions. If you are to use the bible and biblical lifestyles as a premise to deny a student then shouldnt kids with divorced parents also not be allowed. Kids with parents who have committed adultery also banned. It’s funny how people use the bible to justify there acts of hatred towards others yet. They never seem to use the whole bibleonly the parts of it they see fit. If you’re so holy and follow the teachings of god, then I suggest they start following all te teachings they see fit.

  24. Armando says

    Because they take Federal money, the school would not be able to refuse a child because the child’s family is atheist or even devil worshipers (protected class). I know a couple of Jewish people and Protestants who went to Catholic school because they felt it was the best education they could get where they lived. During the time for religious instruction they had independent study. Interesting that some religious schools can accommodate someone who does not share their faith, while others reject one of their own.

  25. mitch says

    I hope they don’t serve pork or shellfish, they should also reject little girls because girls shouldn’t be educated, they better not have a football program either because those are all sins that deserve death! Seriously this country is pissing me off more and more. Hypocritical Christians can go die and join their sky wizard for all I care.

  26. JD says

    To everyone wondering why these parents would try enrolling their child in a Christian school, it IS possible to be both gay and Christian. Not all Christians are bigots. Plenty of them realize that the Bible’s supposedly obvious message on homosexuality is not nearly as clear cut as some would pretend.

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