Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. He attended King’s since preschool, but eventually decided to leave at the end of his sophomore year after coming out to his family as gay. SHORELINE, Wash. — The policies and teachings at a private Christian school in Shoreline are being referred to by some former students and staff as anti-gay. CRISTA Ministries CEO Jacinta Tegman said a few staff members weren't comfortable with the policy and chose to leave. She centered her first State of CRISTA address on the need for practical and spiritual reform at the organization. A longtime Shoreline resident, David Chen said he decided to resign as CRISTA’s vice president and general counsel after trying — and failing — to advocate for LGBTQ+ students at King's Schools. Our admissions office is open and available. Hi! Artists' reception Sunday at Red Sky Gallery for T... Cancelled: Friday Afternoon at the Movies coming u... Three Shoreline Schools staff are working from hom... What do you think about pickleball at Shoreline Pa... North City Co-op Preschool open house Mar 7, Sustainable vegetable gardening - free class Mar 5, Sun and Family Fun at the 2020 Lunar New Year 5K Run, Film: La Bohème at Landmark's Crest Theatre on Mar 17. “I was aware of that about 4 a.m. (Thursday),” Chen said. At about 7 a.m., an announcement of his resignation from CRISTA appeared on his campaign’s Facebook page. The school met with teachers about the expectations to work at the Christian school in Shoreline. US military volunteer group receives county grant. As of last week, two students had been unenrolled from the school, which recently approved a textbook that refers to homosexuality as “unnatural” and “a result of the failure to worship God.”. Since then, students and families have started groups on social media to express their support for children who identify with the LGBTQ+ community and to protest the new direction at King’s school as “Anti-LGBT+”. He declined to offer specifics about how he advocated for students, referring to his role as an attorney for CRISTA. Instead, her parents pulled her out of school. A week later, the director gave her two options: Be discipled and change her values, or leave the organization. Even before the departures over summer, some faculty members had decided to leave King’s amid what they described as a growing tension over how inclusive the school culture should be. Chen said he informed Tegman of his decision on Monday after, the publication of a Seattle Times story about the recent departures from King’s High School in Shoreline. But he said reading the letters brought him to tears. "Some of the teachers who got involved in my letter-writing campaign were asked to leave (the school)," said Graff. Then I left at the end of sophomore year when I came out to my parents. “You can continue to work at King’s if you are a Christian, confirm understanding and alignment with our doctrinal statement and willingly conduct your personal life and professional role of educating our students in a manner that is not in disunity with King’s theological beliefs,” Rasmussen wrote in a follow-up email to all King’s staff in August. (LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning, with the + denoting everything along the gender and sexuality spectrum.). 11000. Scots girls and boys hoopsters advance to Regional... NW Flower and Garden Festival Orca Recovery Garden. An email was also sent to families of students at the school and stated, "King's upholds the historical Biblical standard of morality that sexual expression is confined within the marriage of one man and one woman.". (LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning, with the + denoting everything along the gender and sexuality spectrum.). © Blogger template If you answer every question correctly, you’ll win a prize. Teachers were told they needed to follow that belief at school and in their personal lives. We reserve the right to delete any comment. If they want to be here, we want them to be here.". Personal help for Senior homeowners applying for r... Shoreline City Council meeting agenda for February... Sound Transit drop in sessions to explain major wo... Shoreline Severe Weather Shelter open Wednesday, F... Richmond Highlands neighborhood to hear from polic... King’s Schools CyberKnights hosts 6th Annual PNW Robot Unveiling event, Protestors on Aurora: "The Pandemic is a Fraud", Everett man in stolen vehicle speeds recklessly through Shoreline Thursday after four hit and run collisions in Snohomish county, Traffic revision in Lake Forest Park for culvert replacement work, Shoreline Community College contemplates cuts in view of budget shortfall, Community Meeting on North King County Enhanced Shelter, Animal Medical Center (24 hour emergency clinic in Shoreline), Cats Exclusive (Vets, retail, and boarding).