A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Friday, September 23, 2005

Why is this news?

AP: School Expels Girl for Having Gay Parents---

A 14-year-old student was expelled from a Christian school because her parents are lesbians, the school's superintendent said in a letter.

Shay Clark was expelled from Ontario Christian School on Thursday.

"Your family does not meet the policies of admission," Superintendent Leonard Stob wrote to Tina Clark, the girl's biological mother.

Stob wrote that school policy requires that at least one parent may not engage in practices "immoral or inconsistent with a positive Christian life style, such as cohabitating without marriage or in a homosexual relationship," The Los Angeles Times reported in Friday's edition.

Stob could not be reached for comment by the newspaper. Shay and her parents said they won't fight the ruling.

School administrators learned of the parents' relationship this week after Shay was reprimanded for talking to the crowd during a football game, Tina Clark said.

Clark and her partner have been together 22 years and have two other daughters, ages 9 and 19.
Why does the media feel compelled to report on such a thing? The "family," such as it is, will not be fighting the ruling. So why is it news?

Is it really that unreasonable that a Christian school should expect those who attend it, and their families, to follow Christian teachings? I don't think so.

Of course, the media sees this as another example of homophobia. Really, though, the media's coverage of it shows us the media's Christophobia. They can't stand that Christians believe the behavior of homosexuality is a sin and they don't believe that Christians should be able to do what this Christian school has done.

I say amen! We have to stand up for what we believe in. Otherwise what good is it?