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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Before I read the rest of your post, I found this to be so hilarious I cannot even describe. It's supreme irony.

    Gosh. Words cannot even describe.
    I see that. Maybe this is because of your own animus? One can be respectful and compassionate for others without selling out one's own beliefs. If the issue is homosexuality, and I don't know whether it is, the student handbook spells out clearly what this Baptist-run school's view is. The parents would have been aware of the school's core values before enrolling their daughter. They chose this school.

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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Here is the Whitefield Academy handbook (just in case somebody is actually interested in facts):

    https://whitefield.org/wp-content/up...12-Current.pdf

    From the handbook, the following indicates the school is well within their rights to expel the student if she is truly homosexual.

    Whitefield Academy’s Biblical role is to work in conjunction with the home to mold students to be Christ-like. On occasion, the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home may be counter or in opposition to the Biblical lifestyle the school teaches. This includes, but is not limited to, sexual immorality, homosexual orientation, or the inability to support Biblical standards of right and wrong (Rom. 1:18-32, I Cor. 6:9). If the home environment is not in harmony with the school’s doctrinal belief in the centrality of Jesus Christ and the authority of Scripture and Biblical lifestyle, it will be difficult for the school to cooperate with the home and achieve the goal of a student becoming Christ-like. In such cases, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student.
    So, supposing they know she's gay, they are within their rights to expel her.

    The bigger issue is whether their policy is detrimental to beneficial to society at large.

    My opinion is that they only hurt themselves when they expelled the child, and that -- if she is gay -- she's better off in a school where diversity is accepted.

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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Rising Sun View Post
    Unknown. It could be just as I've posted before: She might be rebellious and intentionally seeking to piss off TPTB. The fact remains there is insufficient evidence to conclude whether or not she's gay or an LGBT supporter and we don't know the nature of her previous two years worth of violations.
    Regardless of her previous violstoons, the last straw was wearing a sweater? How is that a violation of anything?


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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    So what do you know about the two years of disciplinary problems?

    For all any of us knows, this student came to school displaying rainbow stuff and was told not to do it again. The fact is that none of us knows the particulars yet.
    Does that change the fact that a girl celebrating her birthday liked colorful things, and it was entirely outside the school environment? How does that stop the actions from making unreasonable assumptions, and being overly stupid and judgemental? They have every right to promote that bigotry and hate in their school as much as they want, but I have every right to protest against it. The only thing evil needs is for people to remain silent, and that I am unwilling to do.

    This young lady is learning a fine lesson about how the Church treats people. People who are brought up in that kind of environment seem to have a very binary thinking, right/wrong/, yes/no. That is exactly the kind of treatment that creates a fertile ground for being non-religious.
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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by maxparrish View Post
    "The message" delivered, regardless of what was intended, is what a reasonable person would think it means. Apparently for someone in a sematic tribe 3500 to 4000 years ago a rainbow in the clouds was a reminder of God's covenant.

    Today, the sequence of bands of colors of a rainbow appearing on a flag or cake is a reminder of gay pride in being homosexual, God being irrelevant.
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    Nice try though.
    If a rainbow makes you think about lesbians, that might be your issue.
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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    So what do you know about the two years of disciplinary problems?

    For all any of us knows, this student came to school displaying rainbow stuff and was told not to do it again. The fact is that none of us knows the particulars yet.
    She msy have been told never to wear it to school again. This wasn't at school. So unless they told her to never wear it to a restaurant, thst's a canard.


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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    yea, like you would know anything about a gay lifestyle
    True. If only I was gay.
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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I see that. Maybe this is because of your own animus? One can be respectful and compassionate for others without selling out one's own beliefs. If the issue is homosexuality, and I don't know whether it is, the student handbook spells out clearly what this Baptist-run school's view is. The parents would have been aware of the school's core values before enrolling their daughter. They chose this school.
    Yeah, if the issue is homosexuality, then that's the epitome of compassionate.

    Or really, the most amount of "compassion" anyone should really expect from a religious body/organization, for the most part. Especially in regards to someone like me, 'cause they'd be kicking me to the curve.
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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
    Does that change the fact that a girl celebrating her birthday liked colorful things, and it was entirely outside the school environment? How does that stop the actions from making unreasonable assumptions, and being overly stupid and judgemental? They have every right to promote that bigotry and hate in their school as much as they want, but I have every right to protest against it. The only thing evil needs is for people to remain silent, and that I am unwilling to do.

    This young lady is learning a fine lesson about how the Church treats people. People who are brought up in that kind of environment seem to have a very binary thinking, right/wrong/, yes/no. That is exactly the kind of treatment that creates a fertile ground for being non-religious.
    It's certainly an attitude that is getting more and more people to move away from organized religion (though they might still be religious).
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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoverness View Post
    It's certainly an attitude that is getting more and more people to move away from organized religion (though they might still be religious).
    I find the extreme churches tend to create angry anti-Christians. It's the binary thinking.
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