‘The God that I know and the God that I love will love me and love my children no matter what’

From left, Tracy, Olivia and Jill Harrison on CNN’s Headline News.

CNN is the latest to report on the case of a Bedford lesbian couple whose daughter was denied admission to a local Anglican elementary school because her parents are, well, both women. (The couple told us they did an interview with CNN’s Headline News on Monday night, but we haven’t seen the video posted anywhere yet.)

Interestingly, the dean of the school questions why the couple, Jill and Tracy Harrison, would want to enroll their child in a school that “undercuts [their] personal values at home.” And Jill Harrison confirms that, “I absolutely would not want her to partake in a school where they did not believe or condone the relationship that we have together,” she said.

On why she initially sought to enroll 4-year-old Olivia at St. Vincent’s (which CNN refers to as St. Vincent’s Cathedral School, not St. Vincent’s Episcopal School), Tracy Harrison explains that the couple wanted their daughter to learn basic biblical teachings such as the Golden Rule, the Ten Commandments and “be kind to your neighbor.”

“The God that I know and the God that I love will love me and love my children no matter what,” Tracy Harrison said.

Amen. And we will, of course, have more on all this in Friday’s Voice.

—  John Wright