Should Private Schools With 'Anti-Gay' Policies Get Public Funding?

Jan 31, 2013 Full story: Patch.com 25

According to a report recently released by the Southern Education Foundation, some scholarship money generated through a Georgia tax credit program has been used at religious schools that ban gay, lesbian and bisexual students .

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Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Jan 31, 2013
No

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#2 Jan 31, 2013
Private schools shouldn't get ANY public funding, REGARDLESS of their policies! If they want public money, then they should be public schools! If they want to be a private school, then they can beg for private money.
Brian

Houston, TX

#3 Jan 31, 2013
Private schools shouldn't get government funding whether they are anti-gay or pro-gay.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Jan 31, 2013
Imagine the uproar if tax dollars went to a private gay school?

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#5 Jan 31, 2013
They are called "private" for a reason. If they take "public" money, they are no longer "private". What a dumb question.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#6 Jan 31, 2013
It's been done in New York City.
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Imagine the uproar if tax dollars went to a private gay school?
Chance

Grove City, PA

#7 Jan 31, 2013
Private school administrators: STOP taking money from the government. The government and the progressives who control it will use that money to leash you and gut your programs that are based on religion and values. They will use it to CONTROL your school. Nothing from the government is free. It is all about control and manipulation. The government will dangle money in front of you just to get ownership of you. Don't let them own your school. America needs private schools that are free of government control. No amount of money is worth it.

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Jan 31, 2013
Chance wrote:
Private school administrators: STOP taking money from the government. The government and the progressives who control it will use that money to leash you and gut your programs that are based on religion and values. They will use it to CONTROL your school. Nothing from the government is free. It is all about control and manipulation. The government will dangle money in front of you just to get ownership of you. Don't let them own your school. America needs private schools that are free of government control. No amount of money is worth it.
I agree. There should be laws to prevent ANY public money going to ANY private school for ANY reason.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#9 Jan 31, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
It's been done in New York City.
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And DC as well. This is a favorite of the Catholics and religious right. Of course the Muslims want public funding too.

Since: Mar 09

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#10 Jan 31, 2013
No.

“Married 6/17/08”

Since: Feb 07

Porterville, CA

#11 Jan 31, 2013
RalphB wrote:
They are called "private" for a reason. If they take "public" money, they are no longer "private". What a dumb question.
I'll go even further. If they take "public funds", NO MATTER the source, then they have to follow ALL of the same rules as a "public School".

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#12 Jan 31, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
It's been done in New York City.
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I didn't know there even were any private gay schools.

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#13 Jan 31, 2013
private schools should never get tax money for anything

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#14 Jan 31, 2013
actually its a public school limited to gay kids I believe. I'd assume they allow Christians.
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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I didn't know there even were any private gay schools.

Since: Mar 09

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#15 Jan 31, 2013
Support the 1st Amendment's Separation of Church and State.

http://www.au.org/
Diana

Cumming, GA

#17 Jan 31, 2013

If it is a law that you can't have any anti-gay policies then you shouldn't accept any public funds.

If it is a faith based school then they should teach the word of God and not expect or want public funding. That being the case the government should back off and not tell Christians what to teach or what to believe.

side bar - Laurel Maryland allows Muslime to pray in public schools but not Christians.
Lost and Found

Pittsfield, MA

#18 Jan 31, 2013
Lililth_Satans_Bore wrote:
private schools should never get tax money for anything
If it was a private school that took in gays you'd all be singing a different tune. Boo freakin hoo!
Lost and Found

Pittsfield, MA

#19 Jan 31, 2013
snyper wrote:
Support the 1st Amendment's Separation of Church and State.
http://www.au.org/
Does that include synagogues?

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#20 Jan 31, 2013
Diana wrote:
If it is a law that you can't have any anti-gay policies then you shouldn't accept any public funds.
If it is a faith based school then they should teach the word of God and not expect or want public funding. That being the case the government should back off and not tell Christians what to teach or what to believe.
side bar - Laurel Maryland allows Muslime to pray in public schools but not Christians.
That's silly. You cannot bar a student from praying in school. Not only is doing so a violation of the First Amendment (something the schools should be busy teaching about, and not VIOLATING as they often do), but there is a SPECIFIC FEDERAL LAW, allowing students to do so.

Moreover, do you know how MANY students pray each day in school before an exam ?!

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#21 Jan 31, 2013
Lost and Found wrote:
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If it was a private school that took in gays you'd all be singing a different tune. Boo freakin hoo!
Sorry fucktard, but I support the first ammendment, and if it was a charter school that only took gay kids free of religitard influence then yep I sure would accept tax money for it... You see you fundie tards can't have your cake and eat it to... LGBT is not a religion so the first separation would not apply... Wow your dumd

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