Please allow transgender person,Nathaniel Baez, to attend prom 2014 at Martin Luther School.
  • Petitioning Martin Luther School- Queens

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Executive Director/ Principa
Martin Luther School- Queens

Please allow transgender person,Nathaniel Baez, to attend prom 2014 at Martin Luther School.

    1. stina monique
    2. Petition by

      stina monique

      Brooklyn, NY

As an academic institution you stand as a beacon of education and enlightenment for all of those in society. Who are you, then, to judge who is worthy or unworthy of attending prom? You are a private institution and grant privacy "laws" to all students who pay to attend your school. These privacy “laws” are the reason why you would not comment when PIX 11 called. Why, then, do you not leave someone's sex and gender to those same privacy laws?

 

Your mission statement is: “In response to the redeeming love of Jesus Christ,
Martin Luther School challenges mind and Body and shapes Christian character so that students succeed as God’s people in this world.” Where, then is your Christian character in discriminating and persecuting against another human being? The only challenge you are presenting is the love spoken about in The Bible being reserved for a select few as opposed to all of God’s creatures.

Some may cite the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Article II as MLS protection against their discrimination against this young person attending prom. However, Article II of the CRA only allows a religious institution to discriminate against possible employees. This does not apply to open discrimination against one particular individual. One should also note that even this article of the CRA is dated and it would be nice to think that as a society has progressed since 1964. After all in 1964 The Rolling Stones preformed their first concert, the Ford Mustang was unveiled, and the Vietnam War was still being fought.

It is my hope that you sign this petition in order to gain attention against the open discrimination MLS is enacting against one singular person. They do not and have not “screened” other possible guests to their 2014 prom like they have this one singular guest. Sign in support of an inclusive society and in making MLS accountable to practice the love and acceptance that they preach. 

To:
Martin Luther School- Queens, Executive Director/ Principa
Please allow transgender person,Nathaniel Baez, to attend prom 2014 at Martin Luther School.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Saving Our Prom

      stina monique
      Petition Organizer
      Saving Our Prom

      Hi my name is Anais Celini, my boyfriend's name is Nathaniel Baez, we've been dating for two years and have just been told by my school that I am not allowed to bring him as my date to prom because he is transgender. They deem his transition unconventional and not something their church would sup...

    2. Couple Plans Own Prom...

      stina monique
      Petition Organizer
      Couple Plans Own Prom After Student Says School Barred Her From Bringing Her Transgender Boyfriend

      A New York high school student said she's not going to fight her Christian school's decision to bar her from taking her transgender boyfriend to prom - instead, the couple plans to have its own celebration.

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    4. Teen says Queens school won’t allow her to bring transgender boyfriend to p

      stina monique
      Petition Organizer
      EXCLUSIVE: Teen says Queens school won't allow her to bring transgender boyfriend to prom

      MASPETH, Queens (PIX11) - A New York high school senior said her private school is barring her from taking her transgender boyfriend to prom. "Everybody should be able to go," said Anais Celini, a senior at Martin Luther High School in Maspeth, Queens.

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      • 2 months ago

      Does Nathaniel really need to suffer any more?

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    • Mary Ellen Sandahl MORRISTOWN, NJ
      • 3 months ago

      If Dr. King were with us today, he would not want a school named in his honor to exclude a student from an important part of student life because of something they cannot help. Transgender people - I have been friends with more than one - have no more control over their "trans-ness" than African Americans do over their skin tone, or Asians over the shape of their eyelids.

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    • Don Sidelinker ROCHESTER HILLS, MI
      • 3 months ago

      I support the constitution; including equal rights for all citizens; including minorities who are not popular. What would Martin Luther say?

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    • Rev. David Parsons BROOKLYN, NY
      • 3 months ago

      I'm a Lutheran pastor who believes that God created all people and whole.

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    • James G. Krauser N. BELLMORE, NY
      • 3 months ago

      As a former instructor in Christian Ethics and a former member/officer of the LHSA Board, I believe that the choice of who one attends the prom with belongs entirely with the student. In no way, does the school endorse or affirm the relationship choice of anyone attending the prom; this case is no different. The school has no matchmaking function; therefore it has no matchbreaking function.

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