Students demand an apology after Christian "not homophobic" official criticizes school support of LGBT-community
The essence of the claims of the County Supervisor Stacy Terry was that more gay students were allowed more than Christians. According to his Facebook post, he is dissatisfied with the privileged status of the Gender-Sexuality Alliance Club (GSA) because there is a “safe space” sign on the door, while nowhere else is the same sign for religious clubs.
In addition, Stacy Terry complained that the GSA had the right to hold meetings during school hours, and Christian groups, in his opinion, were deprived of this opportunity.
“There is a prayer club at the high school, but it has to meet before school hours. The gay club meets during normal school hours on club day. When inquiring about this the superintendent explained to me that gay, lesbian, and transgender is a lifestyle, and Christianity is not a lifestyle but a religion,” Facebook post says.
This statement was dispelled by Superintendent Scott Jefferies and principal of Rural Retreat High School Rolland Cook, who in their address to Terry said that religious clubs, along with others, are unlimited.
“Superintendent Scott Jefferies said that all clubs are permitted to meet during the school day for 20 minutes every few weeks on designated club days — including faith-based clubs. Rolland Cook, principal of Rural Retreat High School, even called Terry in to set him straight — so to speak — on the subject,” reports The Friendly Atheist.
Obviously, Terry’s attempts to “drive out” homosexuality under the guise of the inequality of Christian groups in relation to LGBT clubs failed miserably.
Many of those who cast their votes were disappointed of Stacy Terry because of his comments and said they would no longer support him.
Image: Stacy Terry Wythe County Board of Supervisors - At Large Facebook Page