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Originally posted by salchanra
Would a christian be permitted to pray inside a mosque?
Would a gay man even be permitted into a mosque?
Aside from this being a private organization, we need to look at this issue in a larger context.
In every sect of society, those with like morals and values have someplace to go to congregate with those of similar interests.
This school has a set of core values, like them or not, these people think they are right in their beliefs. I am not one to judge the morality of others, and for a site that preaches deny ignorance, we have a good deal of people that think their way is the only way and the rest of the world should be like them. That isnt the way its supposed to work. Who are you to say I am wrong because I believe XYZ and you believe ABC?
This school obviously teaches against homosexuality. They pay for it, they can teach whatever they will.
The Masters golf club is restricted to male only members. Nothing against the ladies, but men created it that way, thats how it is.
Curves is a female only workout gym. Created that way, thats how it is.
Im not saying this school is right or wrong, Im not saying the Masters should allow women members, nor do I want to work out at Curves.
These organizations were created with the ideas and ideals of certain sects of people. Same as a mosque, the Elks Club, Boy Scouts, or any of a million organizations out there.
All of these organizations, clubs, schools what have you are different in some way. And that is their right. They are groups of people who banded together to explore their ideas and ideals and to promote them. Should we ever make the mistake of forcing every organization to be all inclusive and honor everyones interest, we have nothing. No more identity, no ability to see and learn from our differences.
People have different views and values. They should always have the opprutunity to organize with others with similar.
Originally posted by detachedindividual
And the world becomes even more insane with each passing day.
How exactly does one "seem" to be gay?
You either are, or are not. There is no "seem" about it.
It's a modern day witch hunt perpetuated by a group of religious fanatics no better than those who blow themselves up and take others with them.
The main lesson to all here should be, don't enroll your child in any religious institution or religiously-led education. If you do, you risk them hating you with a passion from the moment they are old enough to understand what you did to them.
Well done California, you steal the civil rights of a large group of people successfully and this is what happens; bigotry and hatred with a convenient excuse.
You take one right away, and all others are suddenly at risk too.
Shame on them.
Originally posted by RFBurns
Unfortunately there is a federal law prohibiting discrimination. However since it is a private school, they can basically declare what ever rules they want.
I dont see the problem with it. Its a private school.
If it were a public school, thats a whole different ball game.