Thursday, July 22, 2010

Christian School Settles After Firing Gay Coach

"A Christian school in New Zealand has reached a settlement with a girls’ athletics coach who was fired from his job with the school for being gay," reports "The unnamed man, 28, was hired by Middleton Grange School as a coach for the girls’ netball team. Netball is a sport similar to basketball. The coach had just selected the team for the year when he was terminated abruptly; according to a July 21 article in New Zealand newspaper the Christchurch Star, the school fired the coach because of the Christian belief that gays are sinful due to their sexual orientation. The school’s Board of Trustees were ordered to attend a course in human rights awareness, and the man was awarded an undisclosed sum in damages." READ MORE