A Christian high school has informed parents they have a right to expel students if they have a gay family member at home.
Trinity Academy, a private religious high school in Wichita, Kansas, sends a form to parents to sign before they can be admitted.
Among the conditions of approval, it reads that students must agree the Bible is the ‘authoritative Word of God and the proper standard for all human conduct’. It also asks students to agree to not have sex before marriage or drink alcohol or smoke.
What is unusual is the line, as Pathoes reports, that states: ‘Given the debate and confusion in our society about marriage and human sexuality it is vital that Trinity families agree with and support the school’s traditional, Christian understanding of those issues.
‘Therefore, when the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home is counter to the school’s understanding of a biblical lifestyle, including the practice or promotion of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) lifestyle or alternative gender identity, the school should have the right, in its sole discretion, to deny the admission of an applicant or discontinue enrollment of a current student.’
This means if you have a gay sibling who doesn’t even attend the school, or you have parents that support marriage equality, the school could expel you.
GSN has contacted Trinity Academy and are awaiting a response.