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Christian School Rejects 5-Year-Old Because of Her Black Lesbian Moms

Sheena and LauShaune's 5-year-old daughter was kicked out of a Christian school in California.

Sheena and LauShaune’s 5-year-old daughter was kicked out of a Christian school in California.

When Sheena and LauShaune, a married black lesbian couple from San Diego, Calif., selected a school for their 5-year-old daughter to attend kindergarten this fall, they didn’t expect that she would be sent back home. After all, they had sent her to the same school, Mount Erie Christian Academy, for preschool and summer school without a problem.

According to KGTV, a pastor called the couple in on the Friday before Labor Day to let them know that their daughter would not be able to attend school there because of what the Bible says about homosexuality. The school, which is a private, religious institution has a First Amendment right to deny to anyone it deems unacceptable. Over the summer the school revised its handbook to explicitly exclude anyone “supporting sexual immorality; practicing homosexual lifestyle or alternative gender identity.”

Sheena said, “If we knew from the beginning that this was unacceptable, they didn’t condone or believe in [our relationship], if it was such a big deal, we would have never started her off there. I would never put my child’s emotional well-being in an unstable setting like that.”

The family is prepared to take the school to court and her case could go all the way to the Supreme Court. “I want my baby to be safe when she grows up. I don’t want her to ever have to be discriminated against because of her lifestyle. That’s not fair,” Sheena said.





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Zamara Perri

Zamara Perri is the founder and editor of the Black Lesbian Love Lab blog. She loves black love and loves mangoes, cats, reading, cooking and writing about some of the challenges and joys of black lesbian relationships.

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    Leah Glass

    Wow I’m so shocked by this. I’m from San Diego also. There must be something that you can. do. One of the best attorney in San Diego. His name is Phillip Cohen, he is the best. His phone number is 6192975100. He’s located at 1550 Hotel Circle #170. Maybe he will be presude to take this case are he can lead you in right direction. I believe he has also dealt with supreme. Court and has won. Please don’t let them get away with this!!!! Your child is innocent in all of this. The laws have change for everyone and the church is not exempt from this and your child has right and should be protect by all laws. They have insurance and you need to sue them until times get better. And they are not God look into this pastor back ground.

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