Friday, September 23, 2005

Ontario Christian School -lesbians need not apply-, -kids of lesbians need not apply-

Yes, even in the 21st Century.

From AP.

School Expels Girl for Having Gay Parents
Sep 23 7:05 AM US/Eastern


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.

I'm actually interested in the theory of having a competitive educational environment , but this is the main reason why I don't think charter schools can work in their current format. Who holds the administration for a decision like this? They are a private entity, concerned with their own welfare, not with the welfare of the student. You can dislike homosexuality, homosexual marriage, whatever, but to expel a child because of the parent's sexual orientation is a travesty. This would never be acceptable in a public school system, and if the district that is affliated with that school has any balls, it would revoke their charter. If there is no district affiliation, then picket those idiots.
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