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Hope Christian School rejects three year-old because his fathers are gay

A three year-old child was not allowed to attend Hope Christian School because his fathers are gay.

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A three year-old was denied admittance to Hope Christian School in Albuquerque, N.M. because he has two gay fathers, KOAT-TV reported.

A letter sent to the family offered the school’s rationale:

“Same gender couples are inconsistent with scriptural lifestyle and biblical teachings,” and "Home life doesn't reflect the school's belief of what a biblical family lifestyle is.”

The letter added that because Hope Christian School is private, it is exempt from "excessive government interference in matters of religion," according to KOAT-TV.

And yet, the school will receive over $60,000 dollars from the federal government this year, according to the Huffington Post.

Peter Simonson of the ACLU told KOAT-TV, “We don't think agencies that discriminate or use religion to discriminate should be receiving our federal or government funds.”

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As the Huffington Post pointed out, Hope Christian School isn't the first school to make airwaves for faith-based discrimination.

Cathy Samford, a Texas Heritage Christian Academy teacher, was fired after the school discovered she was pregnant and not married.

"I'm not just some teacher that went out to a bar and got pregnant and went back to school saying it's okay," Samford said, according to ABC News. "I was in a committed relationship the whole time and probably would have been married if things had gone differently and this would be a non-situation," she said.

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