It looks as though a “Christian” school in Wichita, Kansas, not only doesn’t want you to attend if you’re part of the LGBT community, but they also don’t want anyone related to LGBT individuals as well.
During the application process, Trinity Academy wants applicants to understand the following:
Given the debate and confusion in our society about marriage and human sexuality it is vital that Trinity families agree with and support the school’s traditional, Christian understanding of those issues. Therefore, when the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home is counter to the school’s understanding of a biblical lifestyle, including the practice or promotion of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) lifestyle or alternative gender identity, the school should have the right, in its sole discretion, to deny the admission of an applicant or discontinue enrollment of a current student.
Basically, flat-out saying, yes, they will discriminate against you not only if you’re gay, but if you’re in a household with gay family members, or if your home is one that embraces LGBT individuals as human beings.
Of course, Trinity Academy has since back-pedaled and released this statement, that doesn’t really clarify things, it’s basically them just trying to save face:
Trinity would not and has not denied admission to a student simply because they have a sibling who is gay. Neither would we necessarily deny admission to a student with same sex attraction. We do not condone sexual activity of any kind for our students whether heterosexual or homosexual.
Oooh, well in that case. We can just ignore the application letter. Got it.
It’s amazing that places like this advertise themselves as Christian when in reality they are anything but. What they are is holier than thou schools that practice discrimination based upon their own bigoted interpretation of what they want their religious text to say. If they read the whole text, they’d probably find their Lord and Savior hanging out with the very people they so adamantly despise, and if they read the book of Matthew at all from the Bible, they’d know Jesus wouldn’t be too pleased with their interpretation. But hey, you know, that’s just actual Christianity and all, and probably an inconvenience for bigots.
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