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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Where are the liberals when you need them?

Jeffrey Woodard, a former student at Jupiter Christian School in Florida is seeking damages for being expelled from the school in 2003 after confiding to a school chaplain that he was gay. The state's Supreme Court must decide whether or not clergy are legally obligated to protect confidentiality in the same way as are attorneys and psychologists.

Wait a minute! Separation of church and state! Isn't that what liberals are always shouting? Where are the liberals when you need them? Why aren't they screaming that the court has no business telling clergy whether or not they must keep conversations confidential?

Furthermore, this is private school. They have the right to determine their own rules for admission, and expulsion. Woodard was told he could get counseling, voluntarily withdraw, or be expelled. Woodard's mother, Carol Gload, told the school that she didn't think Jeffrey needed therapy, so the school expelled him.

This is not about Woodard's sexual orientation. This is about a private school having the right to set its own standards, and about the government not having the right to tell clergy what they can and cannot do in regard to confidentiality.

Come on liberals - tell the Florida Supreme Court to stay out of the church's business. Separation of church and state!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You dolt, this is not a case of "seperation of church & state" -it's a case of a slimy school Chaplain who violated the confidentiality of a student in a hideous, Un-Christian manner.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Bryan Alexander said...

Sorry anonymous, but this is a case of liberals wanting to have it both ways. They want the church to stay out of government, but they want the government to tell the church what it can and cannot do in regard to running its own private school.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As this child's mother - in my opinion, this is a case of a slimy school and its slimy chaplain who violated my son's confidence in a horrific manner - and they almost destroyed him.

Watch how this school stands up for it's biblical values - and compares their actions to a bag boy at our local grocery store on the Florida Supreme Courts web page.

5:54 PM  

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