CRISTA's top lawyer resigns over LGBTQ stance

"The letter sent by my former employer in July detailing their anti-LGBTQ+ beliefs made working for them untenable"
Sep 12, 2019
Courtesy of: David Chen David Chen

In light of a letter disavowing same-sex relationships sent to staff and families of students at King’s High School in Shoreline from parent organization CRISTA Ministries, David Chen resigned from his position as CRISTA Ministries' general counsel and released the following statement:

“Every person – regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and religion—deserves equal rights and to be treated with dignity and respect. The letter sent by my former employer in July detailing their anti-LGBTQ+ beliefs made working for them untenable.

"The positions reflected in CRISTA’s letter are wrong. This kind of discrimination by an organization that is supposed to support and educate students is completely unacceptable.

“As the father of three young children I’m proud to stand up for what I believe in and lead by example. On City Council, I will listen to and uplift the voices of underrepresented communities as I have through my work with the Dale Turner YMCA, Sounders RAVE Foundation, and Vision House. I stand with Shoreline’s LGBTQ+ students, teachers, and families.”

David Chen is a candidate for Shoreline City Council Position 4.

King's Schools has been a part of CRISTA Ministries for 70 years. It includes students from Edmonds and Woodway

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