WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - One parent is speaking out against the policies at a private school in New Hanover County.
This week, Myrtle Grove Christian announced that they would be implementing a new policy that would bar the children of gay and bisexual parents from attending the school.
Amy Wright's daughter attends Myrtle Grove Christian. She said she doesn't support the new policy.
"I was very shocked and I was disappointed," said Wright.
Wright said she has two children with Down's syndrome so she is constantly worrying about discrimination.
"Being an advocate for inclusion and acceptance is a big part of our lives," the concerned parent explained.
"It's at the cornerstone of our family, and this just kind of flies in the face of everything we're trying to teach our children about acceptance and inclusion and tolerance."
Wright said that parents at Myrtle Grove Christian were asked to fill out a survey about the policy. She hopes the survey will lead to conversation between school administrators and concerned parents.
"I think it's a great opportunity for the school to come together and have a forum and conversation and talk about all these concerns and maybe once we get beyond all the emails, we can do that," she explained.
She understands that religion is part of the school's curriculum, but said that the policy goes against her own perception of the Bible.
"I believe above all else that we are to love one another," stated Wright. "I believe that is what we are taught in the Bible. I believe that is what's most important and when we start discriminating against people and marginalizing them we are pushing people away and were not showing that kind of love that I think we're all called to show."
Wright said she and her husband have not yet considered removing their child from the school.
Officials from the Myrtle Grove Christian School and church have declined WECT's requests for an interview.
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