Do Christian Schools have a right to be Christian?
Ah yes, we all knew this was coming, or at least we should have known. Christians can be run out of jobs, fined, imprisoned, and ridiculed, so it only makes sense that the assault would continue. Now we have a case of a Christian school that is being threatened with a lawsuit. Why? For standing up for its Christian values.
As reported by KGTV News in San Diego, officials at Mt. Erie Christian Academy informed the parents of a five-year-old student that their daughter would not be allowed to attend the school any longer.
The reason given is because the child is being raised by a lesbian couple.
The clause out of the school handbook that is cited in the news report can be seen here:
“Mt. Erie Christian Academy is a religious, Bible-believing institution providing education in a distinct Christian environment, and it believes that its biblical role is to work in conjunction with the home to mold students to be Christ like. On those occasions in which the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home is counter to or in opposition to the biblical lifestyle that the school teaches, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, living in, condoning or supporting sexual immorality; practicing homosexual lifestyle or alternative gender identity; promoting such practices; or otherwise having the inability to support the moral principles of the school (Leviticus 20:13a; Romans 1:21-27; Matthew 19:4-6; I Corinthians 6:9-20).”
As one might expect, a lawsuit might be on the horizon. KGTV spoke with attorney Eugene Iredale who give this ridiculous quote:
Iredale: “If you have a religion that believed in human sacrifice or amputation of the arm or the hand for theft, would we permit that in the interest of permitting the free practice of one’s religion? I don’t think so, and one could argue that psychologically… this is as devastating to the little 5-year-old girl as some of those other vicious practices.”
So, this news organization reaches out to an attorney who likens Christian practices to human sacrifice and amputation. Wow. Oh, and their other source? It’s the deputy director and family law director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, who said, “This type of policy is out of touch with reality.”
So here’s the question? Can this school stick by its Christian standards? Or will this be the next activity targeted by the government… all in the name of tolerance?
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