Hey, Master’s School, what would Jesus do?
Published: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 16:09
As it turns out, a Christian school in West Simsbury, Conn., recently exiled a high school senior for being gay. Yes, gay! It's completely and utterly wrong.
In a recent article of current events from Nerve.com, the story of Rachel Aviles was brought to light. Aviles, along with some other students, were pretending to be married and seen "holding hands." The school followed up with its own "Gestapo-style investigation," later determining that it was best to kick the student out.
Please, somebody take my vital signs because I'm about to go through the roof.
The school is privately run and preaches an interesting philosophy, which really does show a correlation between Christianity and education. Furthermore, the version is extra special.
I found the mission statement most entertaining. If others can't see the same "counterfeit hypocrisy" that I did, perhaps I will need cataract surgery after all.
"Our mission is ‘Education from the Inside Out.' Simply put, we recognize that God has created each child with a unique set of gifts, abilities and needs, and that in light of that design he has a unique purpose and calling for each one."
Virtuous read, isn't it? I hope you raised your eyebrows the way I did. How can a so-called "Christian school" practice and preach such prejudice? I would never suggest that all Christians are bad people. Remember, we are talking about a teenager who committed no crime?
All ye in favor of yes, she committed the crime of homosexuality and it's unacceptable, raise your right hand. All ye in favor of no offense committed raise your left hand. Did Jesus teach prejudice, hate and bigotry? I think not, unless you're The Master's School in West Simsbury, that is.
Continuing significant research is already underway to prove a genetic link that possibly explains why people are gay.
In 1993, Dr. Dean Hamer and his team conducted a study of various families using DNA from homosexual siblings. He was able to locate a marker on the X chromosome maternally linking those to what he called the "Xq28," or "gay gene."
To break down his findings even further, the "gay gene" is carried by females. Oh, great! Let's put all the blameworthiness on our mothers. "Thanks, Mom. You made me gay." Not so hastily — the Xq28 stretch of gene has not yet been proven. My point being, when this gene is officially the culprit of indifference, where does that leave the Rachel Aviles' of the world?
Who will the schools pick upon then? Apologies all round for hundreds of years of persecution and narrow-mindedness across the board. Yeah, I'd like to see that pig fly.
The only comforting resolve I personally retrieve from this sad story is indeed irony. Of the countless "gay" children that sit in your classrooms today, eventually one will flourish in science.
One will push the limits of both church and genetics beyond the blackboard, and who knows — maybe disentangle that Xq28 code and end this century's crusade of hatred.