MORTIFIED parents of Foundation Christian College students have gathered in support of gay marriage and unconditional love for others after a gay man was told his child was not welcome at the school.
The private school principal told the father of a seven-year-old girl she would not have been welcome had it known her parents were gay last week.
Since the Mail reported the allegations of discrimination on Thursday morning, more than 20 “angry and distressed” parents of students at the school said they did not agree with the principal’s decision.
A mother who asked to be anonymous said the group was outraged the school board and principal’s attitude to gay marriage had put their children in a "lock down" situation.
“At the moment our children can’t go near the school gates and parents can’t call the school as the phones have been placed on ‘night mode’.”
“If I had known this is what the school thought, I would have had a problem putting my children there.”
The parent said the school was supposed to support unconditional love.
“To take that away from people is just not right, you can’t victimise people like that,” she said.
The group would like the community to know the principal’s decision was not the opinion of all teachers, parents and students at the school.
“Put all this aside [and] the values and nurturing which the school can offer is great,” she said.
“But the decision made last week doesn’t reflect this.”