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Californian School Finds It’s OK To Discriminate Against Lesbians On Religious Grounds

by | 29th, January 2009

DISCRIMINATION is against the law of the land in the US of A. Although if you are discriminating against lesbians on religious grounds, well, then that’s just fine. It’s God’s will:

School can expel lesbian students, says court:

After a Lutheran school expelled two 16-year-old girls for having “a bond of intimacy” that was “characteristic of a lesbian relationship,” the girls sued, contending the school had violated a state anti-discrimination law.

Indeed.

In response to that suit, an appeals court decided this week that the private religious school was not a business and therefore did not have to comply with a state law that prohibits businesses from discriminating…

Kirk D. Hanson, who represented the girls, said the “very troubling” ruling would permit private schools to discriminate against anyone, as long as the schools used their religious beliefs as justification.

“It is almost like it could roll back 20 to 30 years of progress we have made in this area,” said the San Diego attorney. “Basically, this decision gives private schools the license to discriminate.”

John McKay, who represented the Riverside County-based California Lutheran High School, said the ruling correctly acknowledged that the school’s purpose was to “teach Christian values in a Christian setting pursuant to a Christian code of conduct.”

Christian values, such as, er, tolerance, forgiveness, love and, er, understanding…



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