Christian school rejects 3-year-old because of gay parents

Partly federal-funded religious school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, tells gay couple they do not in their idea of a 'Biblical family'

Christian school rejects 3-year-old because of gay parents
27 July 2012

A 3-year-old was rejected from a religious-based school because he has two fathers, according to a letter sent by the school.

Action 7 News reported they have a copy of the letter that Hope Christian School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, sent to the couple.

The letter says: ‘Same gender couples are inconsistent with scriptural lifestyle and biblical teachings,’ and ‘Home life doesn’t reflect the school’s belief of what a biblical family lifestyle is.’

Even though the school is partly publically funded, it also said Hope Christian School is free from ‘excessive government interference in matters of religion.’

The parents, who wish to remain anonymous, said they wanted their son to receive a good faith-based education.

They added the letter also quoted the Bible book Romans.

The passage read: ‘The men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another.

‘Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.’

The school will receive more than $60,000 (£38, 146, €48, 717) in federal tax dollars this school year. That money will be used for educator professional development, according to the state’s Public Education Department.

Tuition ranges from over $2000 to over $6000, plus fees, and their admissions page states it ‘admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.’

American Civil Liberties Union spokesman Peter Simonson said: ‘We don’t think agencies that discriminate or use religion to discriminate should be receiving our federal or government funds.’

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