This is heartbreaking.
NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos is one of the men who was murdered on Saturday in Brooklyn, and he sadly left behind his 13-year-old son Jaden Ramos.
Following the horrible shooting, Jaden posted a message to his Facebook, saying:
The whole nation should be ashamed of Rossville Christian Academy!
This anti-love "Christian" school enforced a policy that punishes children and staff who mention homosexuality. Yeah, just talks about it!!
The policy goes as follows:
A staff member or student who promotes, engages in, or identifies himself/herself with such activity through any word or action shall be in violation of this policy. Should the administration determine a violation of this policy, the person involved will be subject to disciplinary action with the possibility of permanent dismissal. Any applicant who is not in compliance with this policy will not be admitted.
But thankfully, parents are not taking the policy sitting down.
One parent believes the policy is targeting one particular student and is worried about her daughter.
My initial reaction is that it was specifically aimed at one person, and I felt very sad about that. If my daughter spoke about someone who was gay is she going to be expelled for that or is she going to be put in detention?
OMG! That is SO cruel! It's bad enough that some students tease other kids for being gay - but for the administration to be bullying a student is just horrible!
University of Memphis law professor Steve Mulroy states that since there are no laws preventing anti-gay discrimination, the policy can stick.
The school's website states it "exists to challenge a diverse student body through high academic standards, seeking to instill and inspire Christian virtues in a safe and nurturing environment."
Unless you're gay. Sad. Very sad.