Repeal the Anti-LGBT Rules at Monte Vista Christian School.
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There are many reasons why I've made this petition. I'm determined to bring the LGBT community the justice they deserve, even though I myself am straight and have not experienced this prejudice...but with your support along with many others, we can begin to break down this barrier of hate.
Monte Vista Christian School (Watsonville, California) is based upon important Christian standards like respect and treating each other with kindness.
While the school is strongly against discrimination and has policies against treating others wrongly, it has open anti-LGBT policies allowing bullying and harassment of LGBT students and punishments for showing LGBT behavior (holding a pride flag, being openly gay, dating someone of the same sex.)
The Monte Vista Christian School Student & Parent Handbook states that (1) bullying and harassment could result in expulsion, but also states that (2) homosexual activity is not pure, it is wrong, and that it is immoral.
What is truly immoral in this situation? Being born attracted to someone else? Or is the truly immoral act discriminating against someone simply because they are attracted to someone else?
From a Christian standpoint, we can conclude that only the Lord can judge you, NOT a school. Is it right to taint the social lives of students, effect their overall performance in academics, lower their self-esteem, and ruin their experience of a Christian environment simply because they are homosexual?
Would it be right to deem our school a safe and loving environment when we are, in actuality, creating a space where students of different sexualities feel alone and unsafe?
Students at Monte Vista Christian School can carry a Confederate flag, but not a pride flag. They can date someone of an opposite gender, but not the same. At MVCS, students who sin will be forgiven unless they are LGBT.
We must repeal this aspect of the student handbook so every student can be treated with the love and kindness, and values based on respect and equality that the Christian values stand so strong in.
Please share this if you believe in the cause whether you are straight or LGBT. I myself am straight, but it is my belief that the cause is greater.
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