$100,000 in Taxpayer Money Going to Private School that Bans LGBT Students, Parents
You would think that if your tax dollars are going to support private school vouchers, you'd at least be able to send your children to that school. Not the case for LGBT parents and students who might seek to attend Bible Baptist Christian School, which explicitly prohibits LGBT students and parents from attending. This isn't an informal policy, it's written down in their "Homosexual Conduct Policy" section of the student handbook.
Outrageous. You can read more from our friends at NC Policy Watch, who've been doing great reporting on charter and vouchers programs.
Bible Baptist Christian School in Matthews is one of 336 religious schools and private academies that receive taxpayer funding under the voucher program created by the General Assembly in 2013 and signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory.
The school collected more than $100,000 in public support for the 2015-2016 school year to pay for the education of 26 students who signed up for a voucher.
Gay students and students with gay parents are banned from attending Bible Baptist Christian School even though their tax dollars support it.
That’s not an unwritten policy quietly enforced by the admissions office. It is quite explicit that gay students and students with gay parents are not welcome.
Page 76 of the student handbook of the school includes a “Homosexual Conduct Policy” that makes it clear.
“The school reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse admission to an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a current student. This includes, but is not limited to, living in, condoning, or supporting any form of sexual immorality; practicing or promoting a homosexual lifestyle or alternative gender identity;”
Most of these schools also use textbooks from the A-Beka Book publisher and Bob Jones University Press.
The books teach students all sorts of bizarre theories including that dinosaurs and humans co-existed on Earth, that slaves were treated well, that the KKK helped fight a decline in morality and that gay people have no more claims to “special rights” than child molesters or rapists.