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Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Sunday, September 25, 2005

On compassion and inclusiveness

This is just stupid: 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. What the girl had to do with her "parents" sinful lifestyle is beyond me. What was she supposed to do, force them to seperate? Preach every day to them? She is 14. Not to mention, Mr. Christian teacher, do you realize what opprutunity you lost yourself here? Here is someone who, according to you, lives in a sinful household. Do you reach out and try to "save her"? Nope, You kicked her out and sent her back in it. I am sure that's what Jesus would've done, no? All I see is stupidity around me!


At 9/25/2005 02:50:00 AM, Anonymous Don Cox said...

This is a good example of why faith-based schools are wrong and should not be allowed anywhere. Instead of educating the children to think for themselves, they try to teach their own prejudices.

At 9/25/2005 05:50:00 PM, Blogger Josie said...

Faith-based schools are "wrong" and "should not be allowed anywhere."

LOL - are you being sarcastic???

Anyway, Sam... I agree with you.

But I do wonder why two avowed & practicing lesbians would want to send the girl to a Christian school. I am thinking that either they had an ulterior motive or that they just weren't aware of what the Christian teaching might be? My suspicious nature leads me to believe the former. Even still, they should have let the girl attend... while they sharpened up their attorneys on staff.

At 9/25/2005 06:13:00 PM, Blogger madtom said...

Welcome to the "right" please take you seat and buckle your belt.

At 9/26/2005 11:57:00 AM, Blogger Z said...

It should come as no surprise as to why Catholic schools nationwide are experiencing a decrease in enrollment. Such silly policies. At my Catholic high school--many Albanian girls aged 16/17 would have to hide that they are married. Getting married is a cultural thing I guess. But it was against school policy. Too young for them to get married and have sex within the confines of marriage---BUT, pregnant unwed mothers--and there were plenty every year--enjoyed time off from school and special priviledges!?!?!? They were never threatened with expulsion. I didn't understand the logic behind our schools policy!?!?

At 9/26/2005 05:22:00 PM, Blogger Mia said...

maybe they sent the girl to the school I dunno thinking that the christian religion actually practices what it preaches in terms of acceptance and tolerance for their fellow humans. I don't ever recall reading in the bible that Jesus turned his back on people just because they were different. I'm going to check up on that i'm sure one of my room mates must have a bible around here somewhere.

At 9/27/2005 09:24:00 PM, Blogger Ontario Emperor said...

Most Christian schools, even the ones that call themselves "evangelical," are not evangelical at all, unfortunately.


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