This Kansas High School Wants to Deny & Expel Any Student With a Gay Family Member

Well, this is f*cked up. Trinity Academy, a Christian high school located in Kansas, is currently under fire after reportedly asking families and students to sign a document allowing them to deny and expel students with LGBT family members. Naturally this also infers that if you can’t have gay family members, you can’t be gay yourself, and are thus eliminated from the school’s admission process.

According to The Statement of Understanding, admitted students must recognize “the authority of the bible,” refrain from all drug use, and must attend a Christian church with their family. Seems pretty standard for a Christian institution, but the final clause — which explicitly states their stance on LGBT lifestyles — is where the real problem lies.

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.

Um… WTF?! Since the clause went viral, administrators released a statement claiming this was all just one big misunderstanding. Sounds believable, right? After all, reading can be incredibly difficult and the meaning of direct statements are oftentimes hard to digest.

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.

As Mic points out, the school only addressed their admission process, not the expulsion issue. When they reached out for a comment, they heard nothing back.

That can’t be a good sign. Personally I think this is insane. Am I alone? Sound off in the comments below.

[H/T: Mic]

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