Last month, I wrote about a student who was kicked out of his Christian school for being gay. His mother, who came to the defense of her son, found herself fired from the school. In case you suspected that this was an isolated incident, a three-year-old in New Mexico found himself turned away from a Christian school because he has two fathers.
From KOAT Albuquerque:
A 3-year-old was kept from enrolling at a religious-based school because he has two fathers, according to a letter sent by the school.Action 7 News got a copy of the letter that Hope Christian School sent to the family.
It says in part: “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.”
The letter also says since the school is private, it is free from “excessive government interference in matters of religion.”
KOAT goes on to mention that the school will receive over $60,000 in federal grant money this school year.
Discrimination against sexual orientation is illegal in New Mexico. Recently, a lesbian couple won in court for facing discrimination from a photographer. However, the photography studio is claiming that its first amendment rights were violated, leaving the possibility open for the case to be heard in federal court. The same is theoretically possible with the school. Sexual orientation is not considered a protected class by federal standards.