(WJXT) -- JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Administrators at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville are receiving some backlash from a group of students and alumni after a planned dance performance, featuring a same-sex couple, was removed from an upcoming recital.
The dance number was a song from the musical/film, “The Prom,” in which a lesbian couple attends the titular high school event together, but according to a statement from the school’s spokesperson, Meg Sacks, administrators deemed the performance to be inappropriate for younger students.
“At Episcopal School of Jacksonville (ESJ), we strive for justice and understanding among all people and encourage all to respect the dignity of every human being,” Sacks said in an emailed statement. “As a Christian, Episcopal school, ESJ is committed to teaching our students in a way that is age-appropriate with regard to adult language, sexuality, and all other educational subject matters.”
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