Protesters gather for a second time in Wilmington to speak out against private Christian school’s new anti-gay policy
A group of approximately 50 people gathered outside of the school to protest a policy that they claim promotes hate.
Myrtle Grove recently announced that the school would require applicants and current students to sign a policy that obligates them to denounce homosexuality. Gay students and students from gay families would be barred from attending the school.
The private Christian school is listed in the directory of recognized private schools by the state of North Carolina. That list is maintained by the Division of Non-Public Education and all schools on that list will be eligible for taxpayer-funded school vouchers beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
Rep. Marcus Brandon (D-Guilford), a key proponent of school vouchers who fought for them during the last legislative session, told NC Policy Watch last week he believes schools that discriminate against the LGBT community should not get one taxpayer dollar.
Equality NC, an organization that is dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) North Carolinians, will hold a press conference tomorrow in Wilmington in response to new laws allowing public funding of anti-gay schools.