Thursday, October 08, 2015

Lesbians Sue Christian School for Biblical Beliefs

A lesbian "married couple" plan to file a civil rights lawsuit against a Christian school in San Diego, California for not enrolling their 5-year-old daughter based on the following from the school's handbook:
“Mt. Erie Christian Academy [MECA] 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).”
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Christian School Sued by Homosexuals in New Mexico

Homosexuals Force Closure of Iowa Wedding Chapel

Fired Pregnant Lesbian Sues Montana Catholic School

Pennsylvania Catholic School's Secret Lesbian Fired

Students Demand Iowa Catholic School Hire Gay Teacher

Also read how Catholic schools are being attacked across America by their own parishioners for firing homosexuals.

-- From "Parents say school banned kindergartner because they are lesbians" by Kerry Cardoza, San Diego Sun Times 9/25/15

Mt. Erie Christian Academy in San Diego is not allowing the child to attend [kindergarten] because her parents are lesbians, one of her mothers says.

According to, the student attended both preschool and summer school at the institution.

Sheena, a stay-at-home mom who asked not to use her last name, said the parents were summoned to the school the Friday before Labor Day. Her wife, Lashaune, is in the navy and is now away on deployment.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Kindergartener Allegedly Barred From School Because She Has Two Moms" by Curtis M. Wong, Gay Voices Senior Editor, The Huffington Post 9/30/15

While school administrators have not commented about the case to the media, ABC 10 cited a woman identified as "Kailyn" who described herself as the director of Mt. Erie, who told them that although the school has a non-discrimination policy in place, that the "Bible says homosexuality is a sin," and that "we don't condone any sinful lifestyles."

"The least Christian thing I could think of is turning away a child," Rev. MacArthur Flournoy of the Religion and Faith Program at the Human Rights Campaign said in a statement on HRC's website. "The message this school is sending to this child is that God is not there for her nor for her parents. There's absolutely nothing Godly in their actions."

Added Johanna Eager, Director of HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools program: “There is no doubt substantial harm is done to schools, children, teachers and families when a school tells a student that something is wrong with them or their family.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Girl barred from San Diego school due to lesbian parents" by Allison Ash, KGTV-TV10 (San Diego, CA) 9/29/15

San Diego attorney Eugene Iredale said . . . both California and federal cases have upheld the right of private institutions to bar membership based on religious beliefs.  That is exactly the opposite of discrimination laws that pertain to publicly-funded programs and businesses that cater to the general public.

Iredale said he believes that in the next five to 10 years, the U.S. Supreme Court will have to decide a case like the one involving Mt. Erie because of changing public policy regarding homosexuality.

Sheena said she's ready to fight for it.

Team 10 reached out to the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

"This type of policy is out of touch with reality," said Cathy Sakimura, deputy director and family law director for the NCLR.

Sakimura said barring Sheena's daughter from school could create a culture of fear among children at the school, allowing children to think it’s not OK to be LGBT or divorced. She hopes the Mt. Erie situation will start an important conversation within the church community, one that leans toward better acceptance. She said many parents within the church and school community may be ready to change the policies to better reflect that.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Calif. Christian School Defends Decision to Ban Student With Gay Parents" by Sarah Adams, Christian Times 9/29/15

The school reportedly updated its handbook following the June Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage a constitutional right.

The Christian school referenced the controversy in a Facebook post this week, writing: "We stand firmly behind our board's decision and ask that you support us through this time. We may receive some backlash from those who do not respect our Biblical perspective, however we will continue to provide a Christian education."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Faith-based schools face LGBT dilemmas" by Wayne Stender, WORLD News Service 10/5/15

In the months since the Supreme Court decided same-sex marriage should be legal throughout the United States, faith-based high schools have entered a new frontier. While some Christian schools are fighting to teach biblical views on sexuality, others have changed to fit in.

Solicitor General Donald Verrilli made comments before the Supreme Court foreshadowing legal problems for faith-based schools. When asked by Justice Samuel Alito if a faith-based school could lose its tax-exempt status over its views on same-sex marriage, Verrilli replied, "It's certainly going to be an issue. I don't deny that."

Joe Carter, editor for The Gospel Coalition, wrote last spring that the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage could force some schools to either adjust views on sexuality or give-up non-profit status, making them for-profit schools. That could mean faith-based schools won't be in existence much longer.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Do Christian Schools Have a Right to be Christian?" by Bobby Eberle, Liberty News 9/30/15

. . . 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."

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists

And read President Obama Invokes God: Gay Agenda Trumps Religious Liberty