A teachers' union in Seattle wants the school district to stop renting its facilities to a local pastor because his views on homosexuality create an "environment of discrimination," according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Some 3,500 people regularly attend services by the Rev. Ken Hutcherson of the Antioch Bible Church at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland.
The district rents facilities to about 10 local churches, and makes $140,000 a year from the arrangement with Antioch.
But the teachers union wants the deal to end, saying the district shouldn't associate with Hutcherson because he opposed a gay rights bill in the state Legislature.
The union says Hutcherson's presence at the school implies that his beliefs are condoned by the district, goes against the district's human dignity policy, brings unwanted attention to the school and promotes intolerance.
Why would a teachers' union even get involved in a situation like this. Could it be they're just on the other side of the "homosexuality issue" and want to do whatever they can to stifle this minister?
Good gawd, the man probably supports vouchers, too. Heathen!