Danielle Powell, Grace University Student Kicked Out For Being Lesbian, Must Repay Scholarship

  • metta

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    Jun 12, 2013 8:06 PM GMT
    Danielle Powell, Grace University Student Kicked Out For Being Lesbian, Must Repay Scholarship

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/12/danielle-powell-grace-university_n_3428514.html

    Petition:

    https://www.change.org/petitions/grace-university-don-t-force-my-wife-to-pay-back-college-scholarships-because-she-s-gay




    Grace University
    http://www.graceuniversity.edu/

    https://www.facebook.com/graceuniversity
  • TheBizMan

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    Jun 12, 2013 8:12 PM GMT
    What the fuck is wrong with gay people and going to religious universities!?

    Sure it may be a "good" academic school or there might be some other compelling reason to go there, but after hearing so many stories of these religious organizations openly discriminating against gays, don't you think your time, money, and effort are spent better elsewhere??

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    Jun 12, 2013 8:24 PM GMT
    TheBizMan saidWhat the fuck is wrong with gay people and going to religious universities!?

    Sure it may be a "good" academic school or there might be some other compelling reason to go there, but after hearing so many stories of these religious organizations openly discriminating against gays, don't you think your time, money, and effort are spent better elsewhere??



    +1

    However for some people it may be the only local choice or the only school offering the program they want.
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    Jun 12, 2013 8:48 PM GMT
    That's not a religious university. That's a tax-exempt hate group.

    Whatever happened to "turn the other cheek?"
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    Jun 12, 2013 9:16 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidThat's not a religious university. That's a tax-exempt hate group.

    Whatever happened to "turn the other cheek?"


    Wiki:
    Students at Grace University are not allowed to drink Alcohol on or off campus, regardless or their age.

    It's BYU for folks not into all the Mormony stuff.
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    Jun 12, 2013 9:31 PM GMT
    MisfitToy said
    TheBizMan saidWhat the fuck is wrong with gay people and going to religious universities!?

    Sure it may be a "good" academic school or there might be some other compelling reason to go there, but after hearing so many stories of these religious organizations openly discriminating against gays, don't you think your time, money, and effort are spent better elsewhere??



    +1

    However for some people it may be the only local choice or the only school offering the program they want.


    Also with the Bob Joneses and Wheatons and Graces of the world, it's usually not the kid's choice but the fundamentalist parents that order, er, urge them to go there. Especially for kids that don't know what they are until they reach college, it's a rough deal once they figure it out and they're caught up in the school's little web (like, the "restoration" program... sheesh). Yeah, they're maturing college kids, but they're still kids.

    The hindsight path for this young lady, upon recognizing she was a lesbian and seeking a relationship, was to insist on a transfer to a public college, dropping out and working on her own if necessary to get there, then coming out to her family once (if) the credits from DisGrace U. officially transfer. At least by the time she comes out, she is less dependent on the family's pursestrings.