|This image can be found on the Hope Christian school's website. Ironic isn't it?|
A 3-year-old was kept from enrolling at a religious-based school because he has two fathers, according to a letter sent by the school.
Action 7 News got a copy of the letter that Hope Christian School sent to the family. It says in part: “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.”
The letter also says since the school is private, it is free from "excessive government interference in matters of religion."
The school will receive more than $60,000 in federal tax dollars this school year. That money will be used for educator professional development, according to the state's Public Education Department. The school qualifies for that money under federal guidelines.
“We don't think agencies that discriminate or use religion to discriminate should be receiving our federal or government funds,” said Peter Simonson with the ACLU.
It may not be sitting well with the ACLU, but come fall, the private school will get the tax dollars and the 3-year-old will start his first day of prekindergarten somewhere else.
I'm sorry, but if you take federal dollars you simply should NOT get to discriminate! Period!
You know if they are going to discriminate based on the Bible, perhaps they need to also reject children with divorced parents, or children whose parents work on the Sabbath, or children who dare to wear clothing made of two different kinds of materials. I mean unless they're hypocrites of course.
This is a three year year old child, a three year old child, who I assume they want to keep out of their program for fear that his presence will not make it seem that it was okay for gay people to raise a child together. (Heaven forbid!)
So instead they taught this little boy that Christianity is filled with hatred and intolerance.
Good job Hope Christian school!
Wouldn't Jesus be proud?