School of Hard Knocks

College kicks out lesbian student

At Nebraska's conservative Christian Grace University, Danielle Powell was struggling with a secret. A semester removed from earning her bachelor's degree, Powell confessed to her spiritual adviser that she was gay and in a serious relationship with another women. Students at Grace are required to sign a contract explicitly outlawing homosexuality at the cost of, at very least, a hearing with the school judiciary board. Grace stripped Powell of her scholarship and expelled her, and now is demanding she pay $6,000 in reimbursement for her final semester before they transfer her credits to another school. Powell is now married to her partner, who has started a petition to get Grace to forgive the debt.

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June 17, 2013 11:31 AM