In a tweet, Elizabeth Warren suggested that private Christian schools that have “anti-LGBTQ policies” should not receive state-funding.
“States should focus on funding public schools, not private ones – especially not ones that maintain anti-LGBTQ+ policies,” Warren wrote. “We must ensure every kid – especially LGBTQ+ kids – can get a high-quality public education.”
States should focus on funding public schools, not private ones—especially not ones that maintain anti-LGBTQ+ policies. We must ensure every kid—especially LGBTQ+ kids—can get a high-quality public education. https://t.co/hxKap5Ofjm
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 26, 2020
Warren linked to an article by the leftist paper, Huffington Post, which discusses a current SCOTUS case regarding private Christian schools that received tax credits in Montana. The program in question in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, was declared unconstitutional, as Montana does not allow public money to be spent on religious schools. The Huffington Post highlighted some of the policies that they found particularly egregious.
The handbook of Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Montana, says that “God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female” and “God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman.” It also dictates that any “students and campus visitors must use restrooms, locker rooms, and changing facilities conforming with their biological sex,” a rule the modern left would consider to be transphobic.
Other schools, like Heritage Christian School, of Bozeman, Montana, reserve the right to reject students based on “sexual conduct (including but not limited to sexual activity outside of marriage, lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender conduct),” while Foothills Community Christian School, of Great Falls, Montana, teaches that homosexuality is “sinful and offensive to God.” All of these would be considered “anti-LGBTQ” by Warren.
Americans Have Freedom of Association!
The question of whether private religious schools can “violate the civil rights” of their students and staff in this way is an ongoing debate. Marcia McCormick, a professor of law and gender studies at St Louis University told NBC News that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964 may declare such actions unconstitutional.
“Title VII has an expansive definition of religion – not just of beliefs but also practices,” she said. “There are a lot of rules in a lot of religions about how people ought to behave when it comes to what it means to be male and female, or to sexual or romantic activity.”
But we all know the reason why Warren is going after these “anti-LGBTQ” practices. Firstly, she hates the liberty that Americans have to freely associate themselves with whomever they choose, and secondly, she hates that America was founded upon Christian values, and she wants to wipe religion off the map so we can all worship the state instead.
Unless, of course, you happen to be a radical Muslim, in which case, your diversity is what America needs! I wonder if Warren would ever start questioning Islamists as to why they hate LGBTQ people?