LGBT-affirming Christians always have such a hard time convincing our community that their god is a loving savior thanks to jackasses like the headmaster of The Master's School, a K-12 Christian school in West Simsbury, Connecticut. After questioning several girls about their sexual orientation, the school gave senior honor student Rachel Aviles the boot after she said she is a lesbian.
Legally, private schools -- secular and otherwise --- have more leeway as to whom to accept within their ranks. The school's meadmaster, Jon Holley, said he wouldn't discuss Aviles because of privacy concerns, but Aviles' former coach, Heather Lodovico, said when she withdrew, Aviles sent her coach a text message.
"She texted me and said something like 'They kicked me out,' and I made a joke, 'What, are you pregnant?' and she said, 'No, worse. I'm gay,'" said Lodovico.
The coach said she immediately got on the phone to see if the decision could be reversed, but no.
"She's a fantastic kid," said Lodovico. "My reaction was: 'Wow. Your God's really small.' Whether it's a sin or not, take that out of the picture, and this is still wrong. I think God's up there shaking His head going, 'Really? Really?'"
Ironically, the school's motto "Veritas Vos Liberabit" translates into "The truth shall set you free." Indeed.