A non-denominational private school in
Nashville, Tennessee has rejected two children because their parents
are a married gay couple.
The parents, Brian Copeland, a
Nashville real estate agent, and Greg Bullard, a pastor, shared a
letter on Facebook from Davidson Academy canceling a planned visit to
“Although Davidson Academy is not
sponsored by or affiliated with any specific church or denomination,
the school was founded by Christians and operates in the Christian
tradition based upon clear tenets of faith and practice,” the
letter from a top official states.
“Just as you believe strongly in
affirming all persons who worship at your church, we believe strongly
in a strict interpretation of the scriptures regarding the
institution of marriage.”
“Another education provider would be
a better fit for your children. Therefore, we cannot grant admission
to your children,” the letter adds.
said in his post: “I share this to let my friends know that
discrimination affects people you know and love and still hurts no
mater how many times you go through it.”
Copeland said that he was initially
told by officials that his children, a son and a daughter, would be
welcome at the school.