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Texas school supervisor would rather kick off Christian athletes than allow gay students to meet

Timothy Kincaid

February 26th, 2011

The Equal Access Act is pretty clear: if you allow student groups to meet on campus you can’t exclude groups because of the content of their position. Originally intended to force school districts to allow Bible Study clubs the same access as the Chess Club, this law has been the legal foundation behind Gay-Straight Alliances being allowed on campus.

But some school districts – and some supervisors – are so anti-gay that they would rather have no clubs than allow gay people to meet and provide emotional support for each other. One such district is Flour Bluff Independent School District, near Corpus Christi, TX, where Supervisor Julie Carbajal is determined that gay kids will continue to feel excluded from school life. So committed is Carbajal to her anti-gay agenda that she is willing to kick other groups off campus.

Superintendent Julie Carbajal said she has asked the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to meet off campus while the district studies the legality of allowing the club while disallowing a club supporting homosexual students. She said there is no chance the district will approve the proposed Gay-Straight Alliance, but she will make sure all other school clubs are following the district’s policy.

Now the school had already decided back in 2005 – in a move to preemptively exclude gay-inclusive organizations – that it would allow no non-curricular clubs on campus. But that was not enforced when it came to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. So now they have to go.

Carbajal would rather have a school with no student support, no organization, no community, no spirit, rather than have one that didn’t tell gay kids that they are worthless. She thinks that this is the moral position, one “fair and equitable to all students.”

What a tool.



February 26th, 2011 | LINK

How come when I see that future that some xtians talk about, I see dark foreboding clouds, dark drab clothes and a lot of standing in queues?

David John Fleck
February 26th, 2011 | LINK

Sign the petition at

“Let Nikki Peet Start A Gay-Straight Alliance in Corpus Christi, Texas”

The Gay Straight Alliance on campus at Texas A&M in Corpus Christi is supporting the students at Flour Bluff High School. This a very fluid situation and pressure is needed.

February 26th, 2011 | LINK

When I lived in Corpus Christi we called the citizens of Flour Bluff “bluff rats,” sadly Julie is living up to that reputation.

February 26th, 2011 | LINK

How come when I see that future that some xtians talk about, I see dark foreboding clouds, dark drab clothes and a lot of standing in queues?

Probably the same reason that I see striped pajamas, one-way train rides, and rising smoke.

Nigel Puerasch
February 26th, 2011 | LINK

“What a tool” Glorious!

The devout Christians I know are embarrassed by these pseudo-Christians. It seems these drongos base their beliefs on a hitherto unknown saying of Jesus: Hate one another as I hated you.

February 26th, 2011 | LINK

Why are xtianists always so damn mean and humorless? If they’re not out lobbying to execute criminals they’re lobbying for the right to spank their poor kids. When they’re not doing that they seem to relish doing all they can to try and make life a drag for everyone around them.

They’d rather curb every club than grit their teeth and allow the full expression of their god’s creation to flourish, including LGBT folks? That doesn’t even make sense.

I long for the day when gay folks in the USA have the same constitutional protection that other minority groups have.

Right now my husband and I cannot even travel in the USA without papers certifying durable power of attorney and such for each other because in the event that one of us became incapacitated our Canadian marriage is not recognized in most places. It is conceivable that without such paperwork strangers could have more right to decide my care than my husband. It’s madness.

February 26th, 2011 | LINK

She has that priceless Pickle Puss face to go with the personality.

Lindoro Almaviva
February 26th, 2011 | LINK

Let the students sue, and when they do, i hope they have a way to retroactively sue for the years that there was a christian group in school but their group was excluded. Let that poor excuse for the word human being pay out of her own pocket the cost of her violating those students civil rights.

And i hope the Christian students sue her too.

February 26th, 2011 | LINK

She’s filled with hate and ignorance, I can see it in her face. She’ll probably explode in a minute she’s so full of it.

February 26th, 2011 | LINK

It cost Utah a quarter million dollars to fight against GSA. The court ordered the State of Utah to pay attorneys’ fees to the lawyers representing the students. (It took from 1996 to 2001).

I have a feeling budget woes in Texas will not allow that to happen.

But, it would keep some lawyers happy.

David in Houston
February 26th, 2011 | LINK

It’s fairly obvious that the motivation behind this is her belief that gay/straight alliances are used to ‘indoctrinate’ children into the fun and exciting world of homosexuality. Ignorant people like this cannot be reasoned with. The legal system is the only way to stop these homophobic imbeciles.

Jonathan Oz
February 26th, 2011 | LINK

I think VaJeena owes an apology to vaginas everywhere for comparing them to Julie Carbajal!

February 26th, 2011 | LINK

If the entire content of your post is just to insult the appearance of our adversaries and/or or sling gender-hating insults at them, you turn off other readers of this forum and do nothing to add to the discussion.

February 27th, 2011 | LINK

I think this woman is correct and only following Jesus’ teachings. After all, didn’t he say: Love your neighbor who is like yourself?
See? That excludes gays.

February 27th, 2011 | LINK

Gods, but that woman must be bitter and unhappy, you can see it in the nasty-ass look on her face.

February 27th, 2011 | LINK

Here is a teacher review of Carbajal:

Review of Superintendent Dr Julie Carbajal submitted by a teacher on December 1, 2010:
Approve?: No
Review (summary): It’s always her way or the high way. She says she encourages collaboration but if you don’t agree you will pay.
Review (complete): Very controlling, it’s her way or the high way. She does not accept difference in her teachers. I have been asked to spy on teachers and report to her. (you don’t say no if she ask otherwise your next). If you are on her list you’re going down. Flour Bluff has had the highest teacher turnover rate under Julie Carbajal. People loved working at the BLUFF before Carbajal. She runs people out of the district and it’s embarrassing.

February 27th, 2011 | LINK

This woman should be fired and never allowed to work in education again. She is the antithesis of what education is all about.

February 27th, 2011 | LINK

Why are students today so damn docile?
Take some inspiratoin from what’s happening in Tunisia and Libya right now. The Athletes, Chess clubs and GSA’s, and all the clubs, should all organize a day of mass disobedience. They cannot expell all of you!!

Show some spine and stop wallowing in pity, and take some direct action, and get that loon out of her job.

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