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College Student Kicked Out Of School For Being Gay Now Has Macklemore On Her Side!

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You'd think you would have to do something pretty AWFUL to get kicked out of college. But all it took for Danielle Powell to be expelled from Grace University was being gay.

Just months away from graduation, the school dismissed Danielle after they had confirmed her relationship with then girlfriend, Michelle Rogers. And then they sent Danielle A TUITION BILL for the semester she wasn't even allowed to attend!

Grace University, a conservative Christian college, asked Danielle to pay more than $6,000 in charges. She of course said NO WAY! And now she's getting an outpouring of support.

An online petition has already gotten over 64 THOUSAND signatures (you better believe we added our name to the list)!

When hip-hop artist Macklemore heard what Danielle was going through he was shocked that this could happen in 2013! He tweeted out:

Macklemore and Danielle have a previous connection: it was at his concert last year that Danielle asked Michelle to marry her LIVE on stage!

Ch-ch-check out the video (below) and get your tissues ready!

In addition to marrying the person she loves, Danielle might have another happy ending to this TERRIBLE turn of events: she was recently offered a FULL scholarship to Roosevelt University in Chicago.

:) :) :) Same Love!

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29 comments to “College Student Kicked Out Of School For Being Gay Now Has Macklemore On Her Side!”

  1. janie says – reply to this


    Sadly, there is a college here in Moncton, NB that has a no-gay policy as well. It's a real shame this still goes on.

  2. js says – reply to this


    its her dumbass fault for going to a private christian school. (and dont give me that she didnt know she was gay bs.)

  3. mr pete says – reply to this


    Grace is a CONSERVITIVE CHRISTIAN college , they do have a right to maintain moral standards ,I'M sure most to the student body is there because it is a Christen college
    if they wanted to be with gays, freaks ,or druggies
    They would have chosen a different school, NYU, Berkley, Columbia

    PS I would be curious as to how it became known that she was gay?
    Was she also very BRAVE and came out

  4. mktb says – reply to this


    That is such a disgrace. Disgusting. So what? Do they have school who don't allow black people in them? Oh wait, it's 2013. Fucking Christians and their bullshit. God would be ashamed to have ignorant followers like you. A damn shame.

  5. Ali says – reply to this


    Even though I disagree with the Universtiy, it is a private "conservative christian" school so she's SOL. Might as well move on. They're within their rights to do exactly what they did. If she's really gay, why would she choose that college? sounds kind of fishy like she wants attention. You're gay, big deal, a lot of people are. Move on and earn your degree and don't be an attention whore.

  6. 6

    It doesn't matter… it was the school's policies. They are a very strict, very Christian school. It's like a man attending an all girls school or a white person getting an NAACP scholarship. This girl knew their policies and only a few months shy of graduating, she was stupid and couldn't keep her damn mouth shut. She cannot complain about the expulsion and being charged the tuition. I DO NOT FEEL SORRY FOR YOU.

  7. 7

    it should be against the law to discriminate against her getting a education this is appalling then expecting her to pay on top of that

  8. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: Ali – I agree, the school was within their rights, she just picked the wrong school. As someone else said, all she had to do was keep her mouth shut until she got her degree.

  9. sabrina says – reply to this


    What Perez failed to mention was that this is a CHRISTIAN school and in the Bible it clearly states that homosexuality is a sin. She shouldn't even be attending a Christian school if she is gay. This is just another CLASSIC example of Liberal media manipulating people into accepting their hidden agendas. Perez this is pathetic!

  10. sabrina says – reply to this


    Re: Ali – Are you for real? That is like saying that a satanist should be able to ALSO be a christian or vice versa. They are such opposites YOU EITHER FOLLOW GODS WORD 100 PERCENT OF THE WAY OR YOU DON'T.

  11. rockpunk says – reply to this


    Re: sabrina – god's law??? the bible was written by men, not god!!

  12. 12

    i think they tread a fine line if shes a christian and at a christian college then thrown out for something they purport as non christian behaviour so they would have to prescribe all those supposed non christian behAVIOURS in advance not just assume if ur are gay u cant be a christian and attend a christian college in fact my cousin was gay and did attend a christian college and even taught at one so they are breaching basic human rights as far as i see it as unless its written in as a rule then she did nothing wrong

  13. 13

    several people here seems to be suggesting that if ur born gay then u cannot be a christian and gods law i assume is not the schools rule book … so unless she broke a actual written rule she was discriminated against …

  14. Dixie Dee says – reply to this


    Lets just suppose a white girl was a student at Howard University, and in her room she hung the Union Jack, she also enjoyed watching the movie classic The Jazz Singer
    How long do you think she would last ????????

  15. john says – reply to this


    i believe in God, but I do not believe in the bible. i believe God is all loving and made his people all differently. I dont believe God made Gay people and then said being Gay is a sin just to get some sick enjoyment. I also dont believe in a Devil.

  16. NE1 says – reply to this


    months away from graduation!? OMG if it wasn't sad enough already.

  17. 17

    If the bible is their excuse, they better also execute people who study on the sabbath. Consistensy please.

  18. 18

    Uh, isn't that discrimination? Not supposed to be fired and or booted out for race, color or sexual preference. She definitely shouldn't have to give her money back. She filled her end of the bargain. if she has to give back the money, that would be a 'bonanza' for the school, something that doesn't hold up in court.

  19. 19

    Re: sabrina – Fine, it's a conservative Christian school. They wanna boot her out, fine. But she shouldn't have to give the money back. They should send her on her way with her school records, so she can finish school somewhere else. If she has to give back the money, that's 'unjust enrichment' for the school. Not very Christian-like. In fact, it leans towards criminal behavior.

  20. REPUB says – reply to this


    She knew that Grace was a Completely conservative University when she enrolled there get over it she got expelled for immorality.

  21. blaze says – reply to this


    what was she doing in a christian school when she clearly knew she was gay. BULLSHIT

  22. 22

    why go to a Christian college if your a freak? we have plenty of secular schools that welcome freaks with open arms. this is war on Christians.

  23. 23

    Why don't some of you queers go to a muslim school and try to get in the door. No, you won't will you?

  24. Mel says – reply to this


    Re: mktb – So you are saying that homosexuality is the same as being a freak or a druggie? Wow, you're absolutely absurd and disgusting.

  25. Mel says – reply to this


    Re: shaygirl1309 – How does being gay equal being "a freak?" Open your mind, stop listening to 1950s ideology and realize there is a world much larger than your own. It is people like you who are ruining this world with your hate and disgusting comments. For a religion that teaches us to love one another, you hateful people have twisted it it all into hate for everyone except people like you.

  26. 26

    Re: Mel – if you are a homosexual don't go to a strict Christian school, is that to tough for you to understand? The Bible which Christians study from says The Lord God says homosexuality is an abbomination before the Lord. so why go to a Christian school. go to a secular school. go to a muslim school and see how it works out for you.

  27. Naomi says – reply to this


    Awwww that video made me all giddy XD sooo cute!…..what even is this ¬_¬, can't they see how in love they are? that college should be find on some level of hate crime and discrimination

  28. Alana says – reply to this


    Re: mktb – You should get your info straight….actually, in 2013 you get the most if you are black or hispanic and get diddly squat if you are white. They can have all the special groups for only blacks and that's ok?? It goes both ways. And I feel no sympathy for this idiot. Why would you be that close to graduating and come out with this when you are going to a Christian college? Excuse Christians for having beliefs. It's ok for any other religious affiliation to state what they believe in but you can't be Christian and stand behind your beliefs. Go get your liberal mind right.

  29. Big D says – reply to this


    Don't go to a "christian" college! Supporting institutions that believe and base a faith on the writings some ignorant sheep herders, fishermen, and general ne'er do wells wrote thousands of years ago is the purest definition of stupidity! You know that it is supposedly a "sin" to wear clothing woven of two different kinds of thread (Lev 19:19). My poly-cotton blend polo could get me kicked out that crap school because it goes against god's decrees. This young lady should have never gotten herself involved with these religious douche-bags.