This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone: A Nashville-area private christian school named the Davidson Academy just flatly denied admission of two students to Kindergarten because they had the audacity to be adopted by gay parents. Possibly while also being black.
On the 22nd, gay Christian Brian Copeland and his partner (above) posted this letter to Facebook, regarding their experience in trying to enroll a child in Davidson’s Kindergarten program. The letter and the Facebook post foreword above it speak for themselves. But the second paragraph of said foreword probably speaks the loudest of all.
I share this to let my friends know that discrimination affects people you know and love and still hurts no matter how many times you go through it. We chose this school because of its rigorous faith-based K-12 academics and extra curricular activities; and, a friend with a son there asked them if a family like ours would be allowed and was told yes. After a phone conversation, fully disclosing we are a two-dad family, an appointment was set for us. I receive this letter canceling our appointment without even getting a chance.
Sadly enough, an acquaintance called the school this morning and told them she had been through a divorce because she cheated and that she now lives with her three kids and her boyfriend. The administrator welcomed them with open arms and offered an appointment.
I chose to not share the name because the kids who go there deserve respect and to learn in peace. It’s not about me getting my way. My children will not go there under this person’s administration. It’s about telling the story that there are real faces and feelings that open letters like this. We want the best for our kids, and THEY deserve to be given a chance. I love you all. The love you show my family every day here makes life even richer.