School expels girl for having gay parents
First of all, I do have to say that this California lesbian couple should have checked out this Christian school for wingnuttery and intolerance before placing their child there. As a religious school, they are within their rights to set who qualifies for admission. (365gay.com):
A 14-year-old student was expelled from a Christian school because her parents are lesbians, the school’s superintendent said in a letter.
Shay Clark was expelled from Ontario Christian School on Thursday.
“Your family does not meet the policies of admission,” Superintendent Leonard Stob wrote to Tina Clark, the girl’s biological mother.
Stob wrote that school policy requires that at least one parent may not engage in practices “immoral or inconsistent with a positive Christian life style, such as cohabitating without marriage or in a homosexual relationship,” The Los Angeles Times reported in Friday’s edition.
Stob could not be reached for comment by the newspaper. Shay and her parents said they won’t fight the ruling.
School administrators learned of the parents’ relationship this week after Shay was reprimanded for talking to the crowd during a football game, Tina Clark said.
Clark and her partner have been together 22 years and have two other daughters, ages 9 and 19.
You have to ask, would the school reject a child if one of the parents was an exotic dancer, or ate shellfish and the meat of a beast with cloven hooves? Come on. What are the knuckle-draggers thinking?
“Two things: 1) Congratulations to the school for standing on solid, moral, principle.
2) A BS article in that the liberal writter doesn’t understand that the child can not have two parents of the same sex. The writter must understand that the child would not have been born with “parents” such as this.
“So a person can become wicked because of a choice someone else makes that they are powerless to stop? If the school wants to have a code of conduct for it’s students and require them to agree to certain teachings, fine, but to punish a kid for something they are not accountable for is wrong and stupid. This kid will have enough troubles in life without so called Christians pushing her away from the thing that would give her peace.”
“What about the influence on all the other students when those parents show up to school functions or just when it is found out her parents are gay?”
“This kid will have enough troubles in life without so called Christians pushing her away I didn’t miss your point. I got it exactly. Your touchy-feel goodism isn’t Scriptural, though. Jesus didn’t condemn the harlot. He told her to go and sin no more. Paul made it perfectly clear, (see my quote from Scripture above) that you, as a Christian are not to have fellowship (eating, etc) with unGodly people. By allowing the child to remain, the Church would not be obeying Scripture by associating with the two moms. My biggest interest is in how these two dykes, of 22 years, have ACQUIRED three daughters, of less than 22 years age?”
“I think the kid certainly got educated about a certain kind of Christian. The kind that think it’s a good idea to punish children for the sins of their parents. At least up to several generations.”
“So we should all run background checks on the families of people we associate with? If you are running a Christian school, or any other Christian association, you should be able to control your membership. I don’t condemn the girls, but I would not want my 16 year old daughter visiting their home…”
“I find it funny because in an earlier thread you said, “The Catholic School system has become a refuge for all Christians sick of the relentless PC garbage in the public school system.” Why would lesbians send their children to a Christian school but as a ploy to legitimize their lifestyle? And obviously this Christian school doesn’t consider them Christians so why should they give them refuge?”
“And this girl may be lost to religion for the rest of her life. I’m all for a private institution making their own rules, but it’s a sad situation.”
“So you can’t see how students will be influenced seeing a fellow student(who they may be friends with and go to sleep overs, social functions, etc) with lesbian parents. Give me a break.”
“I don’t understand what influence you are concerned about. The only I can think of is that they lesbians would attempt to seduce the daughter’s friends, is that what you mean? Or is it that the ki So what are the chances that this student would grow up to see homosexuality as a sin?”
“I swear, this reminds me of the case where a child was expelled because their mother was a stripper. That school was demonized by practically everybody because they see it as punishing the child. Nobody takes into the concerns of the other parents.”
“These two dykes have used these innocent children to promote their agenda. The school just prevented them from using other people’s”
“Seriously, were you home schooled? Do you no longer remember the social structure of schools? When word would have got out that her parents would be lesbians that is exactly going to be known for. It will be mentioned often during her tenure of a school student. THERE IS NO GOOD THAT CAN COME OUT OF HER STAYING THERE. NONE. Not for the child, and not for the school.”
“There is a boy in my son’s school with lesbian parents. He doesn’t get teased. And another on another son’s soccer team. The kids even care (and they are 14, so they understand.)”
“I fully support the school’s RIGHT to refuse any student. Heck, I fully support my kid’s school kicking out a few, too. I just think this girl will have a dim view of Christianity for the rest of her life. Agree with them or not, the women raising her are the girl’s family and she loves them.”
“Well, at least they didn’t burn her at the stake.”
“I’m glad the parents were punished for putting their kid in a Christian school. The two shouldn’t have been allowed to get their hands on a child in the first place.
Thanks to Blender Sonda for the pointer.