Liberty Counsel has sent a letter to the Miami-Dade County School Superintendent stating that any effort to rescind a facilities usage lease to a church because of the pastor’s sermon on homosexuality would violate the First Amendment.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is “reviewing” its lease to Impact Miami Church after Pastor Jack Hakimian preached the Biblical position on homosexuality. The school district superintendent maintains that the sermon allegedly violates the district’s antibullying and nondiscrimination policy. However, in the sermon in question, Pastor Hakimian explicitly denounces bullying and teaches to respect all people.
The nondiscrimination and antibullying policies of the Miami-Dade School Board are not applicable to the situation at hand. Pastor Hakimian and the church have violated no law or policy. The district cannot discriminate on the basis of his Biblically sound viewpoint.
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