Texas School Rejects 3-Year-Old Because He Has Two Mommies

Screen-shot-2014-03-27-at-7.32.52-AMMontessori schools differ from traditional educations based on their “emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development.”

But at New Beginnings Montessori School in Bedford, Texas, that respect does not extend to the students’ families.

A lesbian couple tried to enroll their 3-year-old son Landry, and after a promising campus tour, received a phone call from the director saying, “We are not going be able to enroll Landry in our school because it’s against my religion, and we don’t live that way.”

Dawn and Tracy Kelly were shocked.

It’s yet another example of religion being used as a cure-all defense for discrimination, but because the school is private, it is within its legal rights to do so.

Local news organization WFAA contacted the director, Shamain Webster, who said the owner of the school doesn’t hold her beliefs and encourages the couple to reapply. Oh, and the owner happens to be Shamain’s father, which doesn’t inspire confidence in the quality of the head faculty to educate in the first place.

Dawn and Tracy said thanks, but no thanks.

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  • SteveDenver

    DISGUSTING! If you know anyone whose kids are in Montessori schools, send them this article and ask that they contact their school and the national organization. This is a black mark against Montessori. What a stupid bitch.

  • SteveDenver

    Bummer! Apparently “Montessori” was ruled in court as a term which can be used freely without any guarantees as to how closely it adheres to Maria Montessori’s educational philosophy. I thought there would be a national franchisor, but there is not.

  • Billy Budd

    Disgusting bitch.

  • Harley

    Well, it IS Texas. What do expect from a state who allows companies to dump large quantities of oil in the Houston ship channel, killing bird sanctuaries, and all Gov Perry has to say is……..nothing.

  • SpaceInvader

    I’d take my children to a way more open,non-bigoted school. @Harley: Yes it is Texas, but not everyone that lives there is a close minded bigot like the director of that school. Second, you obviously DO NOT know how things work there.Companies are NOT allowed to just willy nilly dump any quantity of oil in the Houston ship channel,or any where else for that matter. And the Federal EPA reports of the past 5 years verify that. There are rules & regulations,albeit they are sometimes not enforced as well as they should be. And per your grammar: it is NOT killing bird sanctuaries. It is killing BIRDS in sanctuaries. And Gov. Perry is a special interest bitch / whore. Just like ALL politicians: Democratic & Republican. ALL politicians DO NOT have you or other average voters interests in mind. They are OWNED by their masters,the special interests…

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