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


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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Myrtle Grove Gay Haters and Their Supporters

To the hateful, bigoted "Christians" of Myrtle Grove and their supporters:

Religion comes from the period of human prehistory where nobody had the smallest idea what was going on. It comes from the bawling and fearful infancy of our species, and is a babyish attempt to meet our inescapable demand for knowledge (as well as for comfort, reassurance, and other infantile needs). Today the least educated of my four children knows much more about the natural order than any of the founders of religion.

The Bible was written and created for ignorant desert dwellers.

The Bible, chock full of evil pronouncements, contains a warrant for trafficking in humans, for ethnic cleansing, for slavery, for bride-price, and for indiscriminate massacre, but we are not bound by any of it because it was put together by crude, uncultured human mammals.

Christians who embrace the Bible and use particular passages to hurt, even demonize gay children are not following the examples of Christ, who had not a word to say about homosexuality.

These Myrtle Grove Christians and their supporters do not understand nor appreciate basic morality and ethics. These people are big bible bullies who want gay children and gay people in general to hang their heads in shame.

Never! I will support my gay daughter, and I will tell all gay people to hold their heads to the sky and to ascend to ever higher levels of accomplishment. Gay people are known for their brains, talent, and creativity.

Gays will triumph over your mean, ignorant, and evil beliefs, which, by the way, are so similar to those held against the Jews in Nazi Germany.

The Nazis created a climate of hatred centered on Jews, homosexuals, and gypsies, and the rounded up homosexuals and had them gassed along with the Jews and the gypsies.

If you Myrtle Grove Christians had the brains to realize how repugnant your actions regarding gay children have been, you would apologize for your blazing stupidity.

I support MGCS...

Hey I support the decision this private school has chosen to follow 100%!! If the homo parents of
Students that do attend this school don't like this decision well by all means start your own school that welcomes every freak of this earth. Maybe you can have a full staff of shemales and drag queens as well.. Geeezz you homos always gotta put their two cents in.. Im sure the bootie bandit would love to coach PE......

Not every gay person wants to sleep with you...

Right, because every gay person is attracted to anyone of the same out because they'll probably hit on you and then make you doubt your own sexual orientation!! (Straight parents and homophobes beware!)

You are sick. Please be more

You are sick. Please be more close minded and pathetic.

Two words...

..."Judge not"...

Partially right

No, you are right that we should not judge in the eternal sense but while we are here breathing and muddling along, judge away!! But even then it should be done with as much kindness as possible.

Here's a few more words

If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Flip side

I've read most of the comments here and this is what I've gleaned from them:
1. Sodomy is illegal in NC and most other states in the South.

2. Homosexuals read their Bibles to use the passages as ammunition against Christians.

3. Homosexuals know that sodomy is illegal and forbidden by Scripture.

4. Homosexuals want to attend Christian schools but do not believe Christian teachings.

Are you still wondering why MGCS sent this letter out?

Teachings of JC

Where, in all the teachings of Christ, does it mention homosexuality ? Let's see...oh that's right NOWHERE !!!

I've read your comment here

I've read your comment here and this is what I've gleaned from yours:
1. You state: Sodomy is illegal in NC and most other states in the South.

I say: Sodomy is generally anal sex or oral sex.
Who enforces that law? What a silly law. It's really
none of your business what people do in bed is it?
If the sex is consensual, who is it hurting?

2. You say: Homosexuals read their Bibles to use the passages as ammunition against Christians.
I say: Christians also use their bible to use the passages
against homosexuals!

3. You say: Homosexuals know that sodomy is illegal and forbidden by Scripture.
I say: Straight people also love sodomy even though they know it's illegal.

4. You say: Homosexuals want to attend Christian schools but do not believe Christian teachings.
I say there are Christian homosexuals wether you like it or not.

You say: Are you still wondering why MGCS sent this letter out?
I say, "yes"

MGCS and church

Wasn't this the same church and school that banned Halloween activities years ago, banned Harry Potter books, and also had Masonic Masons stand in church and then condemned and banned them? This is so sad that primitive ideas and beliefs still exist.Perhaps all MGCS and MGCC members should be publicly listed and shunned for their hate just because they are hateful and will teach hate? I bet they also hate children with autism, retardation, CP, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, crossed eyes, club feet and you name it.I'm sure any child conceived by IVF isn't acceptable either. I hope parents are really aware of what their kids are being taught there.

If they banned Halloween

If they banned Halloween activities, they did so because Halloween has its roots in paganism. As for their book choices, they have the right to choose which books are and are not allowed. There is nothing hateful in keeping with the teachings in the Bible. I have never met a Christian that mistreated anyone with disabilities. You are just grasping at straws.

An Example

As a Christian, you would think they would want to keep those students from the troubled homes etc as a way of showing God's love and to minister to them for a positive change.

It is before his own master that he stands or falls

Romans 14:1-23

More of him less of me

Romans 14:1-23

Romans 14:1-23

P C 3

I go to Port City Community Church and our Pastor's wife works at this school. I trust my pastor and his wife and if she work there and supports this decision then so do I. PC3 is the best churh in Wilmington!


Your in a cult?


I can tell you first hand, that many, many members of PC3 are GAY. I can say this bc I've sat beside you many of Sunday's and attend many events there. You will start to see the crowd thin after this comment and then you will know just how many "horrible sinners" you have led away from the church.


Do you know how many people you and the other sheep that give cash to PC3 could have helped instead of building that HUGE MEGA church building?

SO no GAY people go to your church I am assuming. Yeah right, you bigots make me sick.


Just noticed comments about PC3...I used to attend their church, but was turned away when one of the pastors told me to vote my conscience and vote against same sex marriages.....He did not use those words verbatim....more like, "when you go to vote, remember your conscience, and what the bible teaches us is right and wrong", after that, I never went back. I didn't go to that church to talk about other people's sexual was a turn off, and in a way an eye opener....A lot of churches are the platforms for political propaganda...I felt it was inappropriate to discuss voting of any kind from the pulpit.....Not cool....

Fundamentalist Christians

There are many behaviors in the Bible, the Old Testament particularly, which are clearly forbidden. For example all sorts of kosher regulations, not many Christians contemporarily follow those kosher regulations. The list of forbidden things listed in the Bible is hilarious to the modern reader. Pigskin, for example. Our sacred game of football (more sacred than church worship to its fans) should not be played according to the Bible.

Divorce is forbidden. The method of withdrawing the penis for birth control is forbidden. The Bible says that if you are gay you should be stoned to death. This is a practice that is upheld in many parts of the Islamic world even today.

It appears to me that fundamentalist Christians, those who support Myrtle Grove Christian School, for example, are very much like radical Islamists.

They, like the Muslims, uphold the archaic and barbaric beliefs formulated by ignorant desert dwellers in the Middle East back in the dark beginnings of civilization.

Like the Muslims, fundamentalist Christians are anti-intellectual, anti-science, and anti-free inquiry.

So this big ugly biker goes

So this big ugly biker goes into a bar and sits right in the middle. He yells at everyone to the right "everyone over here is a bunch of idiots". He tells to the left "everyone over here is a homo". Larry gets up and runs across the bar and the biker yells "hey where are you going?" And Larry says "I'm on the wrong side".


That's right Paul, follow in lock-step at whatever the church backs. Don't have a thought conjured up by your own mind. You need other people to think for you so you won't screw up in this big EVIL world. Maybe I should become pastor of a church and urge my followers to buy lotto tickets in my name......


Get a brain of your own. Think things through on your own. Read your Bible, pray and come up with what YOU think. It is BEYOND dangerous to just trust the opinions of others and makes you and Christians in general look weak. I'm a Christian and I will not drink this kool aid just because some that I respect seem to think it's a good idea.

Oh Jeezus..

Religion, look at what you've done! Just look! The brainwashing continues.


Why don’t all you Christian HATERS go HATE on the Muslims? As a Christian, we just don’t except the life style. But if you’re a COOL Muslim, you just put them to DEATH. But it’s cool to hate Christians now, RIGHT?


Lets see, this is a CHRISTIAN school, so we should slam Muslims ? You are so bright.

Principal Miller Should Stay! Myrtle Grove is a wonderful school

Actually, a lot of parents at the school love Principal Miller and feel he has done a great job. Truly, if there is anyone who does not like Myrtle Grove's policies, they should simply find a school that has policies that they do like.

Myrtle Grove is a private school and as such gets to make whatever rules they like, as does any other private school. No one is forcing any one at Myrtle Grove to attend the school. We live in a free country and every parent has the right to choose the best possible school for their child, and they should!

My daughter graduated from Myrtle Grove and we loved it. She received an outstanding education in a faithful and loving environment which taught the Bible - as it is written. It was a wonderful experience and I am grateful she had the privilege of attending.

It amazes me

Reading the comments here, a lot of people are whining and complaining about the school being judgemental and yet every whiner is judging the school. Ironic huh? Please people read the Bible before you start making selective quotes trying to turn it in your favor. Any idiot can do that.


I would be more worried that they are teaching my kid a load of superstition and lies based on a book of fiction.