BIG BREAKING NEWS – CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FORCES OUT FOR BEING GAY?: Coach claims Christian school forced him out for being gay [#InokeTonga] 08/23
Inoke Tonga, until recently the volleyball coach at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, claimed through social media that he was forced to leave his job because he is gay.
In an August 21, 2021 post seen on his Facebook and Instagram accounts, Inoke Tonga said that after coaching the private school’s girls volleyball team last year and the start of this year, his tenure ended on August 19, 2021 after a meeting with the school’s campus pastor and athletic director regarding a social media post that had been brought to their attention.
“I sat in the room being grilled about how being gay is a danger to the school and to the kids. That with me identifying as a gay man, they can’t put the kids at risk by having me in front of them.”
– Inoke Tonga
“Valor Christian High School embraces, loves and respects all students, families, and other participants in our community, regardless of whether or not they agree with Valor’s beliefs.”
– Statement from the private school’s administration, provided by marketing coordinator Nancy Columbia
“As a Christian faith community, Valor requires its staff, faculty, and volunteer leaders — those who represent the Valor community and guide the spiritual development of our students — to agree with Valor’s Christian beliefs set forth in our Statement of Beliefs and in other policies, and to live in accordance with such beliefs.”
Nancy Columbia said that in connection with Inoke Tonga’s employment, he signed a statement affirming his alignment with Valor’s beliefs and community standards.
Last week, Nancy Columbia said, Valor became aware of a Facebook post by Inoke Tonga that suggested he might not support Valor’s beliefs pertaining to sexuality and marriage.
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