Corpus Christi’s Flour Bluff ISD has banned all extra-curricular clubs from meeting on campus to make sure it’s complying with federal law after denying a student request to create a gay-straight alliance. -Reported in today’s Texas Tribune
Corpus Christi Flour Bluff ISD Superintendent Dr. Julie Carbajal recently explained to Paul Rodriguez, the president of the Gay-Straight Alliance at Texas A&M, that her district has decided it’s best they get rid of all of the clubs meeting on campus rather than allowing for a small G.S.A.
It seems Dr. Carbajal thinks the healthiest move for the education community of Flour Bluff is to pit the interests of a small and marginalized student group against the majority of the student body.
The GSA was originally proposed by 17 year-old Nikki Peet atFlour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi.
Peet said she wanted to start a Gay-Straight Alliance because she wanted to give Flour Bluff students an open place to talk about issues facing homosexual students. She said at least 15 students have signed a petition expressing interest in joining her club.
“I wanted to bring unity and raise awareness that we’re here and we should be OK with that,” she said.
– Corpus Cristi Caller Times
And according to all sources including her own letter to Rodriguez, Superintendent Julie Carbajal has now intentionally pitted Nikki and her small cadre of friends and allies against the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Prior to her decision the Christian Athletes were allowed to meet on campus, but now they have been told they can no longer meet on campus thanks to Nikki’s G.S.A. application.
Wonder how that little institutional blessing on gay hate and intentional pitting of the “Christian Athletes” interests directly against a budding Gay Straight Alliance will play out for the students of Corpus Cristi…
Not so well I suppose.
Go to Change.org to sign a petition to the Corpus Cristi administration requesting they reconsider this discriminatory endorsement of anti-gay sentiment in their school system.