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Act Now: Tell Cincinnati School ‘Just Because It’s Legal Doesn’t Mean It’s Right’

Call It OutPost submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

Earlier this week, we told you about a disturbing incident at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. Jonathan Zeng was verbally offered a job as a music teacher at the non-denominational school, but later in the day school officials followed-up with Zeng and asked him about his sexual orientation.

Upon learning Zeng was gay, CHCA rescinded the job offer.

HRC, Equality Cincinnati and Equality Ohio are calling on Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy not to factor one’s sexual orientation or gender identity into their hiring practices.

Cincinnati’s non-discrimination protections do cover sexual orientation and gender identity. HRC recognizes that as a religious school, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy is exempt and did not break any law. But in a day and age where nearly 90 percent of Christians say they believe their faith compels them to support equal protections under the law for LGBT people, the school’s action is wrong and out-of-touch.

Those looking to speak out and call on the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy to truly embrace their mission and hire the most qualified job candidates can take action via HRC, Equality Cincinnati and Equality Ohio. Act now and tell Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy that just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s right.

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