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Students, teachers leave King's Schools over perceived intolerance of LGBTQ+ people


Last updated 10/5/2019 at 5:09pm

Brian Soergel

CRISTA Ministries' main entrance is on Fremont Avenue in Shoreline.

King's Schools, an independent, interdenominational Christian school for students from preschool to grade 12 in Shoreline, is under fire from teachers and students who feel the school is not supportive of LGBTQ+ members and allies. Enrollment includes many students from Edmonds and Woodway.

Both faculty and students have left in protest.

Much of the protest focuses on the school's doubling down on its stance of gay marriage. Jacinta Tegman, who in January was named president and CEO of CRISTA Ministries, and the head of the school, Eric Rasmussen, cite biblical inerrancy.

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