South Africa: Christian School Demands Lesbian Parents Divorce or Son Will be Expelled

  • metta

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    May 01, 2013 5:23 PM GMT
    Christian School Demands Lesbian Parents Divorce or Son Will be Expelled


    http://unicornbooty.com/blog/2013/05/01/christian-school-demands-lesbian-parents-divorce-or-son-will-be-expelled/

    Original Story:

    http://www.citypress.co.za/news/split-up-or-son-will-be-expelled-school-tells-lesbian-couple/


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    May 01, 2013 6:07 PM GMT
    I left them a little message on their Facebook page. icon_evil.gif
  • kevmoran

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    May 01, 2013 6:48 PM GMT
    ... Why would a lesbian couple even want to send their son to a Christian school? Sounds like it's for the better.
  • TheBizMan

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    May 01, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
    buttface said... Why would a lesbian couple even want to send their son to a Christian school? Sounds like it's for the better.

    There's the possibility that they may be religious themselves.

    However I am inclined to agree with you.
  • AlexDSSF

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    May 01, 2013 11:35 PM GMT
    What the fuck is going on in South Africa? It's probably the most dangerous place on Earth. The legacy of apartheid is still there. Women are being raped. And let's not forget the Oscar Pistorius controversy. And now, this (along with that gay kid who died in a reprogramming gone bad just a few days ago). So much for the Rainbow Nation.
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    May 02, 2013 2:06 AM GMT
    its a private school, they can do what they wish. are they pricks for doing it? hell fucking yes. But they are PRIVATE which means they can enact any rules they see fit. it sucks major donkey dick but its true. sue for a refund.
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    May 02, 2013 2:09 AM GMT
    Uh, guys you seem to have missed line 2 in the article which said that they were married. Yup, despite the snide comment about the Rainbow Nation, South Africa's Constitution protects gays rights and the women were legally married. Can the US say the same?
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    May 02, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    That's Africa for you. What do we expect from them?
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    May 02, 2013 2:14 AM GMT
    JoshAlexander saidits a private school, they can do what they wish. are they pricks for doing it? hell fucking yes. But they are PRIVATE which means they can enact any rules they see fit. it sucks major donkey dick but its true. sue for a refund.

    An interesting point. How far can a private school deviate from statutory laws that apply in public schools?

    To propose an extreme example, can private school teachers KILL disobedient students? Is that OK because they "can enact any rules they see fit"?

    Or if some laws, like murder, do apply, what other laws do not? Who makes that determination? Is there some written guidance?

    Of course, in South Africa, and in most US States, there are no gender orientation protections. And so in that regard these Lesbian parents may have no recourse. Nor would they in the US, in most places.
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    May 02, 2013 2:18 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    JoshAlexander saidits a private school, they can do what they wish. are they pricks for doing it? hell fucking yes. But they are PRIVATE which means they can enact any rules they see fit. it sucks major donkey dick but its true. sue for a refund.

    An interesting point. How far can a private school deviate from laws that apply in public schools?

    To propose an extreme example, can private school teachers KILL disobedient students? Is that OK because they "can enact any rules they see fit"?

    Or if some laws, like murder, do apply, what other laws do not? Who makes that determination? Is there some written guidance?


    its not that they do not have to follow the laws of the land, but they are protected, because they are private, for allowing anyone in they deem appropriate with their ethical and moral beliefs. its more a private group than a school because you get certain rights when you pay into a school like this since it is not a public school. they do not have to go there. they were optioning in to the school.
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    May 02, 2013 5:00 AM GMT
    JoshAlexander said
    ART_DECO said
    JoshAlexander saidits a private school, they can do what they wish. are they pricks for doing it? hell fucking yes. But they are PRIVATE which means they can enact any rules they see fit. it sucks major donkey dick but its true. sue for a refund.

    An interesting point. How far can a private school deviate from laws that apply in public schools?

    To propose an extreme example, can private school teachers KILL disobedient students? Is that OK because they "can enact any rules they see fit"?

    Or if some laws, like murder, do apply, what other laws do not? Who makes that determination? Is there some written guidance?


    its not that they do not have to follow the laws of the land, but they are protected, because they are private, for allowing anyone in they deem appropriate with their ethical and moral beliefs. its more a private group than a school because you get certain rights when you pay into a school like this since it is not a public school. they do not have to go there. they were optioning in to the school.


    In many countries a private organisation would have the right to act on their prejudice. That is not the case in South Africa. This sort of discrimination is illegal, protected in the Constitution through the right to human dignity. The people are allowed to hold their bigoted views but are not allowed to discriminate based on them.

    Case history is quite clear on this sort of thing. This will be challenged in court and the school will lose.
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    May 02, 2013 5:08 AM GMT
    Do they(people who are in charge of Christian School) know that intimidation is against the teachings of bible or any other religion?
    Of course, NO!

    So, it seems like the educational institution needs some education. :-/
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    May 02, 2013 5:12 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]runnerza said

    In many countries a private organisation would have the right to act on their prejudice. That is not the case in South Africa. This sort of discrimination is illegal, protected in the Constitution through the right to human dignity. The people are allowed to hold their bigoted views but are not allowed to discriminate based on them.

    Case history is quite clear on this sort of thing. This will be challenged in court and the school will lose. [/quote]

    im glad to hear they have a protection for them. this is insanity at the highest level.
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    May 02, 2013 8:00 AM GMT
    swimguychicago saidUh, guys you seem to have missed line 2 in the article which said that they were married. Yup, despite the snide comment about the Rainbow Nation, South Africa's Constitution protects gays rights and the women were legally married. Can the US say the same?


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