This story is so disgusting it just makes me angry. A 5 year-old girl has been kicked out of a private Christian school after the school learned that her parents were lesbians. According to the Advocate, Mt. Erie Christian Academy summoned the parents to the school to talk with them, had a prayer with them, and then proceeded to tell them, "You guys don't fit the criteria, we don't condone homosexuality."
The kid was not removed from the school because she was unruly. She did not have any type of learning disability that would prevent her from performing in class. There was no tuition they were unable to pay. The kid was banned from attending because her parents were lesbians.
OMFG this makes my blood boil. I am so sick of institutions like this that continue to preach and practice hate. And don't get it twisted - this is hate. This is not following God's word. This is at its core a school wallowing in bias, prejudice, and bigotry. Behavior like this is not only not Christ-like, it should be illegal. But because they fall under the categories of private and Christian, they can get away with whatever malicious, vile and evil actions they want.
I've said before and I'll say it again; institutionalized homophobia, spiritual abuse, and social stigma are the primary reason LGBT folks suffer from lowered self-esteem, low self-worth and they're why we either attempt suicide or live lives on the down-low and don't share who we are honestly and authentically.
But this kid isn't gay. This kid is just fortunate enough to have two devoted mothers who love each other and care for their daughter and wanted her to attend a school that they thought would educate her, uplift her, and hopefully instill in her some values and morals. Well let me be the first to say, the morals this school is teaching, I DON'T WANT!!!
F*CK this school. And F*CK you if you think it's okay for schools to behave this way. This is not of God and this is not Godly. First Corinthians, Chapter 13 states, "love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always, perseveres."
YES!!! God is love. What this school practices is HATE!!! And it is so very difficult for me to sit back in silence after learning actions like this still continue to happen.