Mothers claim daughter was turned away by Christian daycare centre because they are lesbians

Mothers claim daughter was turned away by Christian daycare centre because they are lesbians

A lesbian couple have alleged that daughter was refused admission to a Christian daycare centre because of their sexuality.

Brittney and Stacey Ready received a call stating that Parkview Christian Academy in Waco, Texas, had an opening for their daughter Callie. After months of waiting for a space to come up, the pair were eager to accept the place.

She wrote on her Facebook page:

With excitement, we went in this afternoon ready to see the place and get her started.

The director was super sweet and welcoming to us and Callie!

But before they left, another administrator called them into his office and informed them that because they were “mates”, the school could not enrol their daughter.

Brittneys post continues:

So does that mean ‘unwed parents’ cannot enroll their kids? Does that mean ‘divorced parents’ cannot enroll their children there? Because sin is sin and Jesus sat and welcomed allllll the sinners.

We were not trying to plague your daycare sir, WE ARE GAY, our daughter IS NOT!

The school’s child care and preschool handbook states that the school makes "reasonable accommodations to fit all children into the program", and that it does not discriminate “in regard to sex, race, color, disability, or national origin”.

Though the handbook does not address discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. With regards to these characteristics, it states that the administration has “the right” to refuse a child from enrolling in the school if the staff is “unable to accommodate them” or believes “that it is in the best interest” of the student body.

Though it’s not all bad news. Since news of Callie’s alleged rejection from Parkview Christian Academy has spread, she has received other offers from daycares in the district.

Brittney concludes:

I am glad God was on our side and let the true colors show before my baby was subjected to their discriminating beliefs.

H/T: NBC News

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