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3-Year-Old Denied Education Because Parents Are Gay

3-Year-Old Denied Education Because Parents Are Gay

 

A three-year-old in New Mexico has been denied admission to a Christian school because he has two fathers.

Yes, you read that right: the preschooler was refused entrance to the school, which his religious parents chose because it is faith-based, not because of his abilities, but solely because he has two dads.

Thanks to Action 7 News in New Mexico, we can see a copy of the letter that Hope Christian School sent to the family.

“Same gender couples are inconsistent with scriptural lifestyle and biblical teachings,” it reads, 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.”

It’s true that private schools, unlike their public counterparts, are free to choose who they admit to their schools. However, in the case of Hope Christian School, the school is slated to 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.

As Peter Simonson of the ACLU put it, “We don’t think agencies that discriminate or use religion to discriminate should be receiving our federal or government funds.” Not to mention, it’s illegal to discriminate against anyone on the basis of sexual orientation in New Mexico.

This school offers neither hope nor Christianity.

This decision seems wrong on a legal basis, but it is also wrong in a humanitarian, Christian way. True Christians embrace all mankind: my nephew, who is gay, has two adorable daughters, and my brother-in-law, a minister in the Church of England, loves his grandchildren unconditionally.

Isn’t having loving parents what counts most, not what gender they are? Our children need all the help and support they can get in this world.

If you agree that Hope Christian School has made a thoroughly un-Christian decision in discriminating against a three-year-old with gay parents, please sign our petition by clicking here.

 

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1:58PM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

Cut off the federal funding. Then they can be bigots. Otherwise they are sh*t out of luck and need to be sued.

1:13PM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

Wtf?

12:00PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

Christian? Jesus Christ never turned anyone away. In fact, He warmly welcomed the outcasts of the day. He also said, "Let the little ones come unto me." Of course, it is possible that He is not present in that "Christian" school.

I have learned to count my fingers after shaking hands with some of these holier-than-thou "Christians."

8:00AM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

“Same gender couples are inconsistent with scriptural lifestyle and biblical teachings,” it reads, and “Home life doesn’t reflect the school’s belief of what a biblical family lifestyle is.”

WATCH OUT...the "Christians" are coming! If YOU don't believe exactly as they do, they will PUNISH you, for they think they have that "right".

Gandhi once said "I like Jesus Christ, but not Christians, they do not follow the teachings of Christ"

7:24PM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

sad

7:23PM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

sad

2:39PM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

SOme 'Christians' need to tape the following to their mirrors and desks so that it has an impact on their decisions.

"What soever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do onto me". Gay parent are not 'the leat'. One might wonder if Jesus sees those who judge as "the least". Why can these "good Christians" not realize what they are not when they make such decisions? Who will enter into the home of my father?

8:32AM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

I meant "Jesus never judged people".

8:31AM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

WWJD? Certainly NOT this!

Jesus, so I've read, was never against judging people.

6:57AM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

Petition signed. Who would want to send their child to a hate filled school like that? I think this school has a lot to learn about family values and hate isn't one of them. Better to teach your children yourselves about being spiritual. "Religion" is for the birds.

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