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Dozens protest school policy that threatens to deny admission for gay home life

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Protesters hold sign that reads "Stop the Hate." Protesters hold sign that reads "Stop the Hate."

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - For a second weekend in a row, a group gathered to protest the new policy at Myrtle Grove Christian School. This weekend the group grew to about 50 people.

Protestors said they wanted to speak out against the policy that they claim promotes hate.

According to a letter sent home to families, the policy gives the school the right to refuse admission of an applicant whose home life includes "homosexual or bisexual activity."

The exact language of the policy is as follows:

An integral part of Myrtle Grove Christian School's mission is to foster spiritual development and a biblical world view in the lives of its students. This includes leading students to develop a biblical understanding of morality and to pursue a life that is governed by the biblical moral code. The school works in partnership with families to achieve these desired outcomes, which necessitates that both the school and home come under the authority of God for the benefit of the student.

For this reason, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student if the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home or the activities of the student are counter to or are in opposition to the biblical lifestyle the school teaches. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, participating in, supporting, or affirming sexual immorality, homosexual activity, or bisexual activity; promoting such practices; or being unable to support the moral principles of the school.

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