|I think comparison with racism and discrimination is quite proper.
Not at all. One is heritage and the other is behavior. The two are completely unrelated. Efforts to compare the struggle against racial discrimination with the agenda of any group that is defined by a behavior are both laughable and appalling.
And where were school vouchers mentioned? Not once, not even a reference or an inuendo. Again, make up something than slam the school for what you've manufactured.
Equality of treatment? What an odd argument. The school establishes what penalties go with which infractions, not you. If they don't consider a drug issue the same moral magnitude as promoting homosexuality that is their decision, they are well withing their rights to do so.
The rest seems to be double speak and makes no sense at all.
|Maybe my understanding of "Christian" and "moral" differs from others...
And you previously claimed it was "immoral". So let me understand this, you are in such a superior position that you are entitled to tell the school what is or is not moral and appropriate, but the school is not entitled to make a judgement based on their beliefs. Are you now officially the morality police? Who are you to try and establish moral standards for someone else, particularly an entire congregation that runs a school system?
|I find it totally wrong, i.e., "immoral", for the school to have informed the guy's parents, since he has reached his majority. I also question whether it was legal.
Yes, his parents put him there, which means the contract the school had was with his parents, not him. And this makes the school well within it's rights for reporting the infraction to the parents since this is their grounds for breaking that contract (and such contracts generally DO have a morality clause.) As I mentioned before, this is also like public high schools which have an established (and legally upheld) right to report grades and behavior problems of 18 year old students directly to the parent. It may be different in Germany, but that's the standard for high schools in most of the US. And when our friends' son had to go an extra year to finish high school the school still reported his grades and progress reports directly to the parents, as required by the school system, and he was 19 when he finished!
I find it remarkably distasteful that the first reaction is so often "sue them"! We already have a bloated, over used, legal system which sticks it nose in everywhere a buck might be taken from someone. In this report (granted - from a newspaper, and newspapers are not known to be the most reliable sources) there is no mention of any effort to appeal to the school's board or governing body or attempt another solution. All is said was there was no appeal to the "honor council" (is that a student council?)
Whether you agree with the decision or not, the school is within it's legal rights to expel this student based on their standards. They were also within their rights to contact his parents and tell them why he was being expelled. I still find it rather amazing that the people that are the most vocal about how others shouldn't inflict themselves on their views tend to be the loudest when it comes to condemning a view that doesn't agree with their own.