In another reminder of why you should never send your kids to a private Christian school if you can help it, the Chapel Hill Christian School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio has banned two children from attending — with a month left in the school year — because their mother was accused of “adultery.”
Reverend John Wilson allegedly told mother Summer Grant that she had violated the school’s policies by living with her boyfriend and having children with different fathers.
“He said it was many reasons and the main one was because I was not married and my children had different fathers,” Grant said.
“There’s 10 commandments and committing adultery is not part of that,” Pastor Wilson said. “It’s not that they should not go to the school it’s that they can’t go to the school.”
Grant says Pastor Wilson has criticized her marital status before. She says during a conference in July, he questioned why her kids had three different fathers. Grant says he gave her a list of eight recommendations to improve her life.
“As Christian you are not supposed to judge,” she said. “You shouldn’t have affected these kids education over that.”
Whatever happened to forgiveness? And why are the children being punished for something Wilson claims the mother did wrong? What does the school gain by expelling kids so close to the end of the school year? Why are students of single parents allowed to attend the school?
Maybe Wilson has answers to those questions. Or maybe, like Catholic priests who fire gay teachers for the “crime” of getting married, he doesn’t give a damn about being a decent person because religious dogma always overrides having a heart.
In a statement to a local news station, Wilson said the expulsions were “necessary in order to protect the safety of our school children and their families.”
Right. Because there’s nothing school children fear more than their classmates’ perfectly fine mother. (There was a minor incident involving a rude school bus driver recently, but Grant said it was a misunderstanding and it played virtually no role in Wilson’s decision.)
For now, Grant doesn’t know what to do for her kids. They were at the Christian school on a scholarship (the source of which we don’t know) and sending them to a public school would apparently nullify that money in the future.
“They don’t have a school,” she said. They don’t have anywhere to go to school right now. I don’t know what to do.”
At least the kids learned a valuable lesson from all this: Jesus will always let them down, and they should never place their trust in Christians who say they care for them until it becomes inconvenient.
(Thanks to Brian for the link)