ONTARIO, Calif. - A 14-year-old student was expelled from a Christian school because her parents are lesbians, the school's superintendent said in a letter.
ADVERTISEMENT 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
Hooray for christian, bigoted values!
What kills me is that a loving, gay family relationship is shunned upon. Yet a dysfunctional, straight family isn't as bad. Hypocritical if you ask me...
It's not really suprising that it was a Christian School that'd do something like this...
"Your family does not meet the policies of admission,"
LOL yay for religious nutjobs! :rolleyes:
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
While I think it is disgusting why these people are looked down upon and I wish Bush would stop interfering with people's right to the persuit of happiness, if it is a private school you can't really do much about it. :uhm:
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
If it's a private christian school then they can make up basically any rule they wont, though it might work to sue them for racism. If it's a public school then the child shouldn't be able to get expelled for this since goverment regulated schools are open to all, they are called public schools for a reason.
It's sad if you ask me to look down upon families who are a loving, caring and devoted family that happens to be homsexuals and at th same time a lot of hetrosexual families are quite unstable (dysfunctional as you named it) hetrosexual family is pretty much left alone/ignored.
A real shame if you ask me, it's not the girls fault that her parents are homosexuals, and there is nothign wrong with homosexuals to begin with, they just have an othe sexual preferance then most people. And it doesn't do anybody any harm, it's not a disease or anything. :uhm:
At least it's a Christian school she was expelled from.
This is horrible. But being a christian private school, it's expected and no one can do anything about it. But it's so wrong that paying parents should have their children denied an education because of their practices. It's like saying the child of a murderer shouldn't be allowed to go to school because what their parent did was illegal.
Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
Yeah, its a good thing in my opinion. Not that she was expelled for having gay parents, but not going to school with people who think that's wrong. I deeply dislike people who use the 'abomination' thing or 'immoral' arguement. Unless you follow the letter of the Old Tesatament plus whatever other 'holy book' youyr religion has, then I don't want to hear it. The only people who are allowed to denounce homosexuality as an abomination in my eyes are Orthodox Jews. Pretty much everyone else would be a hypocrite
46 and 2, are just ahead of me
23rd September 2004
expelled from a Christian school
Hey there! Welcome to America. :don:
Yeah, thats why she was expelled. Frankly, its a farce. The entire idea of expelling a student because of their parent's sexual orientation is crap. Her parents aren't going to the school and i don't think that is fair to her.
Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
Yes, well, as I sadi above, atr least she doesn't have to hear that Sierra Hotel India Tango all day erveryday at school now