A Christian school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has rejected a three-year old boy from their pre-school program because he has two gay dads. The Hope Christian School, which runs programs from pre-K to through high school, sent a letter quoting biblical scripture, including Romans 1:26-27 and Corinthians 6:9, to the parents, who wish to remain anonymous.
The letter of rejection states in part: “Same gender couples are inconsistent with scriptural lifestyle and biblical teachings,” and “Home life doesn’t reflect the school’s belief of what a biblical family lifestyle is,” according to a report at KOAT-TV, which also has a video.
Hope Christian School, founded in 1976. Its website states its mission is “To Pray for, Equip and Send Christ-centered, passionate leaders to change the world.”
The school receives $61,455 in federal funding. Tuition ranges from over $2000 to over $6000, plus fees, and their admissions page states it “admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.”
Via the Hope Christian School website:
Statement of Faith: We believe that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, was given by inspiration of God, and is our only rule in matters of faith and practice. We believe in Creation, not evolution; that man was created by the direct act of God and in the image of God. We believe that Adam and Eve, in yielding to the temptation of Satan, became fallen creatures. We believe that all men are born in sin. We believe in the Incarnation, the Virgin Birth and the Diety of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We believe in His vicarious and substitutional Atonement for the sins of mankind by the shedding of His blood on the Cross. We believe in the resurrection of His body from the tomb, His ascension into Heaven and that He is now our Advocate. We believe that He is personally coming again. We believe in His power to save men from sin. We believe in the necessity of the New Birth, and that this New Birth is through regeneration of the Holy Spirit. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in the atoning blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We believe that God is almighty and deserves our praise and worship. The method used to worship God is not as important as the fact that we do worship Him. We are created for the pleasure of God and to fulfill this purpose. God seeks true worshipers to worship Him in spirit and truth.
We believe that this statement of faith is a basis for Christian fellowship and that all born-again men and women who sincerely accept it can, and should, live together in peace and harmony through promoting the cause of Christ.
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