Saturday, September 24, 2005

'News Alert: Heaven now closed to children of sinners; fundies rejoice'

So it seems that the best way to educate some children in the principles of Christian faith, forgiveness of sin, and all of that stuff is to expel them from school for the supposed sins of their parents. From the LA Times:

"Your family does not meet the policies of admission," Supt. Leonard Stob wrote to Tina Clark, Shay's biological mother. The policy, he added, states that at least one parent cannot engage in practices "immoral or inconsistent with a positive Christian life style [sic] such as cohabitating without marriage or in a homosexual relationship."
The letter included two checks refunding $3,415, Shay's tuition for half the school year and an art fee. Attempts to reach Stob were unsuccessful.Clark and her partner, Mitzi Gray, have been together for 22 years, and have three daughters; the others are ages 9 and 19. Clark and Gray said school officials learned of their relationship after Shay and another cheerleader were reprimanded for talking to the crowd during a football game Sept. 16.

My, what a quite sinful life her parents lead. In a committed, monogamous relationship for 22 years, a mother named Mitzi, the parents of 3 children, and geez, their daughter was a cheerleader for goodness sake! How much more American could a family possibly get?
All of this being said, this IS a private institution, entitled to do whatever it likes and admit whoever it likes. This does, however, provide a strong argument against vouchers. My public money better not go to support an institution such as this.
Check out the libertarian blog Hit and Run for a great discussion in the comments section on this issue.

(Crossposted by Bostondreamer at FloridaBlues)
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