by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – A Christian school in Florida is suing the Biden administration after being told it may lose federal funding for its school lunch program if it continues to publicly insist that marriage is only legitimate between one man and one woman, Christian Headlines (CH) reports.
The Grant Park Christian Academy in Tampa has named Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried as a co-defendant, together with President Joe Biden and other officials.
In its lawsuit, the Grant Park Christian Academy claims underprivileged students will suffer if the school is cut off from the federally funded National School Lunch Program, CH reports.
According to the lawsuit, the school has been told it must comply with the Biden administration’s interpretation of the Title IX law as prohibiting discrimination on the basis not only of sex but also of sexual orientation and gender identity.
“Based on this redefinition [of Title IX], Commissioner Fried is poised to block Grant Park Christian Academy’s funding for school lunches this year,” the lawsuit says. “… Commissioner Fried’s office gave the school one option when the school objected to violating its religious beliefs – ‘your school is not required to participate in the National School Lunch Program.’”
“… Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Biden Administration are threatening Grant Park Christian Academy’s ability to feed hungry children,” the lawsuit continues.
The school’s mission statement includes its belief that marriage has only “one legitimate meaning, and that is marriage sanctioned by God, which joins one man and one woman.”
According to the lawsuit, forcing the school to comply with the government’s interpretation of Title IX constitutes a violation of its constitutional right to free speech and freedom of religion.
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