Thursday, February 28, 2008

More on the Calvin Christian School imbroglio

This is a follow up to Spot's earlier post on the City of Edina's consideration of helping Calvin Christian School obtain up to $1.5 million dollars of tax-exempt financing.

Here's what the Edina City Code, section 140.01 (B) states:

It is the public policy of the Council to:

Secure for all of the residents of the City freedom from discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin in connection with employment, housing and real property, public accommodations, public services and education. [italics are Spot's]

The city, acting through the HRA, cannot possibly facilitate the tax-exempt bonding of the Calvin Christian School addition. The Calvinists are really stern in their condemnation of gays. Spot hopes that somebody asks about that at the public hearing next Monday. These are grounds to refrain from this action wholly apart from and in addition to the Establishment Clause grounds that Spot articulated in the linked post above.

Incidentally, Spot is informed that CCS wants assistance in financing $1.5 million of an approximately $2.25 million project. Hardly incidental involvement.

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