October 11, 2014 9:00 am -

A Washington teenager claims she was kicked out of her private Christian school after coming out as gay. The teen’ mother, a teacher at the school, has resigned and is now working elsewhere.

17-year-old Megan Staker attended Bremerton’s Crosspoint Academy for three years and even though she expressed her support for gay rights several times, she never disclosed that she is gay.

[su_center_ad]According to KOMO News, it was a week before the school year started that Staker wrote a Facebook post in which she came out as gay.

“I can’t hide anymore, so here it is: I’m a lesbian,” she wrote.

It wasn’t even an hour later that the principal of the school called to say he had received several phone calls from angry parents who had seen the Facebook post, and Staker said she was told she could no longer attend the school.

“I was angry. But my initial reaction was surprise and disappointment,” she said.

Staker’s mother spoke with another administrator the next day and he allegedly said Staker was being asked to leave because of “behavior problems,” not because she’s a lesbian.

The family perceived the school’s actions to be discriminatory  and took Saker out of the school.

“I believe it was because I came out as a lesbian,” Staker said.

When questioned as to whether the school has a policy against allowing gay and lesbian students or staff, the principal Nick Sweeny said, “I don’t believe we have a policy on that yet.”

“I just wish that the parents there had thought about what they were doing and realized that maybe having their children exposed to someone like me isn’t as horrible as they thought it was,” Staker said.

Staker said she has no regrets over coming out and has enrolled in a non-Christian private school.

IKR? We can’t have gays and lesbians getting an education.Those ‘educators’ sure showed her.  [su_csky_ad]

Image: KOMO 

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

33 responses to Teen: I Was Kicked Out Of Christian School For Being Gay

  1. rg9rts October 11th, 2014 at 9:02 am

    What an unchristian thing to do…

    • uzza October 11th, 2014 at 10:06 am

      Sounds pretty Christian to me. It’s not like we hear daily reports about atheists mistreating gay people.

      • AAASuperPatriot October 11th, 2014 at 11:08 am

        If you ask me, Bill Maher is mistreating the Muslims.

  2. Carla Akins October 11th, 2014 at 9:04 am

    What message does this send for other gay / lesbian teens attending this school. Oh right, she was the only one….

  3. craig7120 October 11th, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Nerd alert!
    Maybe it was the Dr Who poster hanging in her dorm, what’s next? the satanic Harry Potter infiltrating the minds of the indoctrinated?
    The arabian & jewish fairy tales should be plenty to hold the imagination of young content, no outside influences by James T. KIRK and Spock needed.

    • Roctuna October 11th, 2014 at 9:48 am

      The 4th learning on the poster “Humans are highly illogical”

    • Anomaly 100 October 11th, 2014 at 9:55 am

      I loves me some Doc Who!

      • craig7120 October 11th, 2014 at 10:11 am

        Ha! Girl nerds are sexy
        How you doin? *wink

        • Anomaly 100 October 11th, 2014 at 10:33 am

          Oh hai!

          At FON, we had a Dr. Who fan club which included the admin and co-admins.

          I want a TARDIS!

          • craig7120 October 11th, 2014 at 4:27 pm

            I don’t understand anything you wrote, lol
            My iphone 6 has an issue, the phone thinks the head phones are plugged in, so I have to receive calls over speaker, help

          • Anomaly 100 October 11th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

            No one ever understands me.

          • Carla Akins October 11th, 2014 at 5:08 pm

            Sweetie that’s not true, sometimes we just pretend that we don’t because we’re lazy…. and terrible.

          • Anomaly 100 October 11th, 2014 at 5:11 pm


            It’s guys like this that just totally do not understand me.


          • Carla Akins October 11th, 2014 at 5:24 pm

            LOL – like a 12 year-old boy, I think he has a crush on you.

          • Anomaly 100 October 11th, 2014 at 5:26 pm

            Yay! I found a boyfriend! Lucky me.

          • Carla Akins October 11th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

            Maybe he can ride his bike over to your house.

          • Anomaly 100 October 11th, 2014 at 5:51 pm

            There are no parking spaces for tricycles.

          • Dwendt44 October 12th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

            That’s a rather gay sounding name there, Lance.

          • craig7120 October 11th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

            Don’t be sad
            I’m stoopid, samrt people our cool.
            I do have a good golf game going for me, plus I run trains so when I retire I can work on the zoo railroad. It’s the little things in life I must cling too

            What’s a Tardis?

          • Anomaly 100 October 11th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

            I take it you don’t watch Doctor Who? You”re really missing out. I’m not crazy about this season but the previous ones are great!

            “It’s the little things in life.” I live by that. My mother told me that my entire life and it only took me eleventy hundred years to get it.

        • AAASuperPatriot October 11th, 2014 at 11:12 am

          It’s a side issue — but there is a stereotype of hot lesbians that a lot of conservative men really like. (even as they a bashing the gays!)

          It doesn’t get talked about, much, but it’s a pretty persistent thing.

  4. searambler October 11th, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Kicked out for “behavior problems” a week BEFORE school starts? Riiiiight.

    And why are these so-called adults reading this girls facebook page? That’s just creepy.

    More evidence that christianity is a poor lifestyle choice.

    • Larry Schmitt October 11th, 2014 at 10:11 am

      The parents probably heard it from their kids. Anything that shows up on FB gets around pretty fast.

  5. Larry Schmitt October 11th, 2014 at 10:10 am

    They had to get rid of her. Don’t want those “normal” kids to be infected and catch teh gay.

  6. searambler October 11th, 2014 at 10:12 am

    How quintessentially christian of them…..

    • AAASuperPatriot October 11th, 2014 at 11:06 am

      One might get that impression if you listen to the media or conservative Christians.

      But there are millions of us Christians who have no problem with the gays. Some of us even led society on this issue. My own church recognized gay marriage long before it was legal in any state.

      • searambler October 11th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

        Maybe y’all should speak up, then. Because the media and the evangelicals are making ALL christians look like intolerant, judgmental, holier-than-thou butt heads…..

        • Jeremy J Whaley October 12th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

          The people who demand that Muslims refute the bad actors, and terrorist in their community, Christians must do the same thing.

  7. King Robert October 11th, 2014 at 11:43 am

    For those who maybe interested:
    Gateway Christian Schools
    4012 Chico Way NW
    Bremerton, Washington 98312
    Phone: (360) 377-7700


  8. Dwendt44 October 11th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    At least now she can get a REAL education.

  9. tracey marie October 11th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    another fantastic post

  10. whatthe46 October 11th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    “…maybe having their children exposed to someone like me isn’t as horrible as they thought it was,”
    they were exposed to you already. they were exposed to a girl they had once called a friend and classmate. that was being educated as they were. that showed them respect as they likely showed unto her. the only disgusting act that was shown here was that of ignorant adults upon a kid. she was not exposing them to drugs and there’s nothing to suggest that she ever tried to engage any of them into GOD awful sex. chances are there are others just like her there as well. stupid people.

  11. Tommy6860 October 11th, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    This is why I frown on religion so much. As much as Christians try to equate their beliefs with love, many go out of their way express their bigotry for what their beliefs espouse. This teen is one brave girl, but she should have never felt humiliated or apart from a sect that professes forgiveness and unconditional love.