Prospective students for Trinity Academy in Wichita, Kansas better not have a gay brother or a trans mother — they may face expulsion.
In the school's "Statement of Understanding and Agreement for Parent and Student," the school requires all parties hold up to their beliefs and practices: No drinking, no premarital sex and more. But even if the students themselves do not identify on the LGBT spectrum, the school threatens expulsion if any relative does.
“Given the debate and confusion in our society about marriage and human sexuality it is vital that Trinity families agree with and support the school’s traditional, Christian understanding of those issues," reads the letter. "Therefore, when the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home is counter to the school’s understanding of a biblical lifestyle, including the practice or promotion of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) lifestyle or alternative gender identity, the school should have the right, in its sole discretion, to deny the admission of an applicant or discontinue enrollment of a current student.”
According to Patheos, who obtained the statement, even LGBT people who are celibate still breach the Statement of Understanding. This is unusual compared to other fundamentalist schools.
The policy itself is not publicly made by the school or on their website.
“We believe in a biblical perspective for all areas of life," reads the Trinity Academy website. "In the social arena, Trinity Academy seeks to impart a respect for the sanctity of life and an abhorrence for the sins of idolatry, abortion, euthanasia, sexual impurity, racism, lying, stealing, gossip, slander, greed, injustice, prejudice, and the abuse of the body through the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.”