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Please understand

I would like to clear a few things up. I am a mother of a child at this school. Up to this point, I have loved what this school stands for and the education my child has received has been amazing.

Parents received this letter Wednesday night and by Thursday it was in the news. Some of the parents hadn't even read the email yet. We had no idea that this policy was even being considered. We had no say in it being put into place. Some of us found out about it after it was already on the news.

Please understand that many of us do not agree with the policy, but we have to take a moment to figure out our next move. We expect and deserve answers about why this happened. We have children who go to school with teachers and children that they love. When you have a small child, it isn't just as easy as telling them one day "you don't go to that school anymore, you can't see your friends or teachers now". We have to deal with the hand that has been dealt to us. My child has NEVER been taught anything about hate or judging others from anyone in this school. If anything, I think she has learned more about tolerance and understanding than she could have elsewhere.

I can say that many of the parents I know would never approve of this policy. We are Christians, we believe in the Bible, but are loving and compassionate people. We want our school to be a place where people are welcome to learn about God and His love for all of us.

Please know that it affects our children when people are saying awful things about their school. It hurts them. They are amazing children who had no part in this decision and will ultimately have little or no part in what their parents choose to do with this. Just know that when you are "judging" the school, parents, teachers, and children that attend this school, you are doing the same thing you are claiming to be upset about. You are judging and hating a group of people that you really know nothing about.

I may not support this policy and my child will not stay in this school if it is put into place, but in the meantime, think about how your words can hurt. The point of all of this is that we should all love one another. Everyone makes mistakes, everyone sins and everyone deserves forgiveness.

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