Gay alum disappointed with Myrtle Grove Christian School anti-gay policy

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Submitted: Sat, 11/16/2013 - 1:06am
Updated: Mon, 11/18/2013 - 12:42am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Myrtle Grove Christian School is adopting a new Biblical Morality Policy that could keep some families out.

According to a letter signed by Head of School Stacey Miller, the school reserves the right to refuse admission or kick out a student “if the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home or the activities of the student are counter to or are in opposition to the biblical lifestyle the school teaches.”

The letter says that includes homosexual or bisexual activity.

“I started crying over it, because it truly broke my heart,” former student Jenna Ingram said. “They are being taught hate is what it really boils down to.”

Ingram is gay. She says the church sees many lifestyles as sinful. She’s not sure why the school is targeting and shunning homosexuals.

“I praise the same God as they do. I read the same Bible,” Ingram said. “I practice most of the same morals, and I consider myself to be a Christian. Yes, I am also gay, and I think God loves me no less for that.”

Ingram says she used to speak highly of Myrtle Grove Christian School, but won’t anymore. She plans to marry her fiancee next October.

Officials at Myrtle Grove Christian School said they would only respond to questions through e-mail. We have not heard back from administrators.

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135 Comments on "Gay alum disappointed with Myrtle Grove Christian School anti-gay policy"

2015 years 8 months ago

Actually, the new state voucher program allows many inner city kids to use taxpayer dollars toward tuition at MGCS.

2015 years 8 months ago

A Christian is supposed to uphold the Bible, so you are completely wrong.

2015 years 8 months ago

The policy covering this, includes sexual immorality of any kind. The Bible does not forbid women from teaching children. It states that women cannot teach men or be spiritual leaders over men.

This school is teaching nothing of hatred. They are setting an example to its students by standing up for God, instead of giving into what society dictates.

2015 years 8 months ago

What it all comes down to is this–if you don’t like the school’s policies, then go somewhere else.

I grew up in a Christian school. My parents and I did not agree with every rule or teaching, but I was there with the understanding that we would all abide by their rules. We were always free to choose a different school to attend.

2015 years 8 months ago

The problem is that they are taking government money to run their school. If they want to be that way, they have the right to, as awful and despicable as it is; however, they should not be accepting public funding, or rather, they should not be allowed to.