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24 September 2005 @ 03:07 pm
And don't worry.

This time I did my research first.

The following article describes the expulsion of a child from a Christian school based on the fact that her parents are a committed lesbian couple. Admittedly, since the school is a private school, it can do what it damned well pleases.


However, as I am a citizen of this fair country, I have the right to tell them what I think of their policies. And I did. Because the Internet is a wonderful thing. And email addresses of asshats are soooooooooo easy to find.

Mr. Stob,

My local newspaper here in Durham, NC, printed a small article outlining the expulsion of Ms. Clark based on the sexual orientation of her parents. I have endeavored to discover whether or not this article is accurate and so far have found no articles refuting the report.

If you have, indeed, expelled a child from your schools for the sexual orientation of her parents, I would like to ask you some questions.

First, what does her parents' sexuality have to do with Ms. Shay's ability to learn in your school? Certainly she cannot be blamed for the choices of her parents. Have you investigated all the parents of all your students to determine if any of them have somehow offended your God through their actions? For instance, if one of your students had a father who was in prison for insider trading, would you then expel that student based on the inference that his father broke one of the Ten Commandments?

It seems to me that punishing a child for the actions of her parents, no matter how reprehensible to you, is extremely anti-Christian.

Secondly, do you know how many others of your students families do not meet the admission policies of your schools?

I would assume that your policies (as they are not posted publicly for anyone to read, assuming is the best I can do) require a family to be comprised of one man and one woman in Holy Matrimony. Based on this assumption, I expect that you will now have to expel children of broken homes, children of single mothers, children born of the violence of rape, children born to parents who have been previously divorced, children of unwed parents, and children of inter-faith marriages.

Thirdly, were you born this ignorant or did you have to work at it?

It is my personal opinion that if God has nothing better to do than to sit around all day pointing fingers at gay people and calling them abominations when 95% of all child molestation occurs at the hands of straight men, then we had better hire someone new up there and quick.

Secondly, since Jesus states that the New Covenant of His Belief is a) To love God and b) To "love one another as I have loved you", I believe you are actually in conflict with His teachings, not upholding them. Yeshua ben Yoseph would be simply appalled that you have chosen to exclude a child from His teachings when He, Himself, called All Unto Him, be they lepers, prostitutes, tax collectors, murderers or thieves.

He made no exceptions to His Covenant.

Why, then, do you?

I hope that Ms. Clark's family--and yes, they are a family in the eyes of the Lord, no matter what you might think--sues you and your schools and shuts them down. You and people like you teach nothing but hate.

As you sow, so shall ye reap.


Erin M. Hoagland
Durham, NC

For anyone else who might want to express dismay with Mr. Stob and his policies, please find his email address here:


Twoodles, lovelies!


PS...Does anyone want the unenviable job of making me an animated icon in some way representing my ACTIVIST ALARM patent pending? I would love you! :D
My State of Mind: irritatedActivist Alarm!!!
deify_bd_wong on September 24th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
I would never be able to last twelve paragraphs without launching into a "YOU FUCKING FUCKER OF A FUCKITY FUCK FUCKERSON FUCKJOB FUCKING FUCK" rant. Your patience astounds me. :-)
seftiri: Angerseftiri on September 24th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
It astounds me sometimes, too. LOL For some reason, though, I have a talent for writing the "Strongly Worded Letter". I wrote my first one when I was but wee when I came home from school one day to find my mother home from work unexpectedly.

Turns out the young ladies who ran the travel agency she worked at had attempted to frame her for the embezzlement that they themselves were perpetrating. My mother had come home to tender her resignation via letter but had used the word "fuck" or variations thereof approximately 23 times. Which, in a business letter, is 23 times too many.

So I ordered my 12 year old brother to make my mother some mac & cheese to settle her stomach (she'd been drinking a bit on an empty stomach) and I put a fresh sheet of paper in the electric typewriter (HOW DID I EVER SURVIVE??) and I typed her resignation letter in one go, no mistakes.

Imagine what I could have done with an Internet connection back then! LOL
deify_bd_wong on September 25th, 2005 01:27 am (UTC)
You prodigious little scamp, you. :-)
Danielle: Mariska and Diane - Hee!dani_ellie on September 24th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
I did this in like, five minutes, and if you hate it, don't feel like you have to use it:

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seftiri: Squee!seftiri on September 24th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC)
You are LOVE!!!

I love it love it love it!

What program do you use?? I mean, I would freaking die if I could make ani's in FIVE MINUTES.

Danielle: Casey - Smilingdani_ellie on September 25th, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)
Hee! Am glad you liked! I used Image Ready. Plain text animations are cake. It's the ones with the pics that confuse the hell out of me. ;)