Thursday, January 29, 2009

Some Good News In California --For Once

Here's some good news:

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A California appeals court has ruled that a private Christian high school has the right to expel students because of an alleged lesbian relationship.

The 4th District Court of Appeal in Riverside on Monday upheld California Lutheran High School's right as a private, religious organization to exclude students based on their sexual orientation.

Two teens filed a lawsuit claiming they were discriminated against after they were expelled from the Wildomar school in 2005 because of an alleged lesbian relationship.

A court in Riverside found that the school had the right to expel the girls because the school isn't bound by the same anti-discrimination laws as a business establishment.

John McKay, attorney for California Lutheran, says the school's goal is to educate children based on Christian principles.

I bet they are not 501c3, therefore they pay their taxes as a private entitity and therefore can expell whomever they want.


Questions I do have though:

* Where are the girls' parents? They are a factor in this whole situation.

*How long did the administration take to deal with the issue?


Phil Perkins said...

501c-3 needs to be chucked. Lighthouse Trails aren't 501c-3 just for that very reason.

Denise said...

Yeah. Before I don't think it was such a problem, but with increasing threats and actions against pastors, its becoming imparative to just get rid of the 501c3 and be private totally and not worry about getting tax write-offs.

pastorharold said...

This really is good news, but I am not ready to move our church to CA for more religious freedom. If God ever ask me, I will tell Him I just love it here in the Bible-Belt and I want to stay. But if He says go to CA, then I hope these Judges are still on the bench.