(ChurchLeaders) Dozens of students at Valor Christian High School, one of Colorado’s largest religious high schools, walked out of class Tuesday, protesting that administrators allegedly forced out two coaches for being gay.
Last weekend, volleyball coach Inoke Tonga took to social media to describe how he resigned after officials at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch confronted him about his sexual orientation. After Tonga went public, a former Valor lacrosse coach revealed that a similar thing happened to her three years ago.
Now some of the school’s 1,200 students, along with other members of the school community, are speaking out against what they call discrimination. Meanwhile, Valor defends its “beliefs pertaining to sexuality and marriage” and says Tonga “has misrepresented many aspects of this matter.”