Tuesday, January 29, 2013

banning gay kids in GA

more than 100 schools in georgia do not allow gay kids to attend.  you guessed it, these are private schools.  they have specific, written policies against the admittance of homosexuals.

on one hand:  "As a result, his report says, public money is being spent by private educational institutions that “punish, denounce and even demonize students in the name of religion solely because they are gay, state that they are homosexual, happen to have same-sex parents or guardians, or express support or tolerance for gay students at school, away from school or at home.”"  

this is public money though a tax credit program.  "$170 million in tax credits have been given to people who donated to the nonprofit organizations that funnel money to private schools."

on the other:  "And, they argue, the scholarship program is not discriminatory because it is open to all kinds of schools that might have different philosophical foundations than state-run public schools. It is a matter of choice and religious freedom, they say.
“You can be a Jewish school. You can be a Muslim school. It’s the same as a Catholic school or if I wanted to go to an all-girls school or a homosexual school,” said Claudia Hunt, who runs admissions for the Providence Christian Academy, a kindergarten-through-12th-grade school in Lilburn.
“That is why we are independent schools,” she said. “We all have different missions.""

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