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Entertainment'The Notebook' author Nicholas Sparks apologizes to LGBTQ community for past emails

14:58  18 june  2019
14:58  18 june  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Nicholas Sparks has apologized for emails released last week that show him attempting to bar an LGBT club from forming at a Christian school. “I believe in the school’s founding principle of loving God and thy neighbor as thyself, and that includes members of the LGBTQ community ,” “The

Nicholas Sparks is apologizing to “members of the LGBTQ community ” in the wake of the release of emails that appear to back the claims of a former “ The Notebook ” author posted a Facebook statement on Monday saying he failed to be “unequivocal” in his support for LGBTQ students at the

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Author Nicholas Sparks is apologizing for past words he has written — resurfaced emails that portrayed a lack of tolerance to the LGBTQ community.

Sparks, co-founder of the Epiphany School of Global Studies in New Bern, North Carolina, wrote a long message on his Facebook page Monday stating his beliefs after past emails were revealed in The Daily Beast. The emails showed Sparks chastising a former headmaster for promoting a pro-gay "agenda" and voiced opposition to an LGBT club in the school

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Nicholas Sparks is apologizing for emails he wrote disparaging the Lgbtq community saying he should have chosen his words more wisely. The famed author made his first public comments about the emails , from 2013, where he appears to attempt to ban an Lgbtq club at the Epiphany School of

The emails between Sparks and a former headmaster were published by The Daily Beast on Thursday. They show Sparks calling for the ban of a "gay club." Novelist Nicholas Sparks has responded to reports that he tried to stop an LGBTQ student organization from forming at Epiphany

"As someone who has spent the better part of my life as a writer who understands the power of words, I regret and apologize that mine have potentially hurt young people and members of the LGBTQ community, including my friends and colleagues in that community," Sparks wrote.

"It’s never been my intent to be unresponsive to the needs of the LGBTQ or any minority community," Sparks wrote. "In fact, the opposite is true, and I trust my actions moving forward will confirm that."

'The Notebook' author Nicholas Sparks apologizes to LGBTQ community for past emails© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. Sparks said in the Facebook post that he could not explain in depth the objectionable emails written to former headmaster Saul Benjamin, with whom he is "currently engaged in a several years-long lawsuit." But Sparks called himself an "unequivocal supporter" of gay marriage, gay adoption and equal employment.

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Nicholas Sparks has issued an apology after a report showing he expressed opposition to an A report from The Daily Beast last week detailed how the bestselling author of The Notebook is in the Emails that came to light as part of this court case showed Sparks pushing for an LGBTQ club at the

Nicholas Sparks is apologizing for emails he wrote disparaging the LGBTQ community saying he should have chosen his words more wisely. In the emails , " The Notebook " author reportedly defended his decision to ban the LGBTQ group writing in an email to the headmaster, "Not allowing

"I believe in the school’s founding principle of loving God and thy neighbor as thyself, and that includes members of the LGBTQ community," Sparks wrote. "I believe in and unreservedly support the principle that all individuals should be free to love, marry and have children with the person they choose, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. This is and has always been a core value of mine."

Sparks wrote that in 2013, he was involved in an "escalating" dispute with the headmaster, which prompted the emails.

"Ironically, as a writer, I should have understood the power and enduring nature of my words, but like many people sent emails off in haste under stressful and tumultuous conditions," Sparks wrote. "My greatest regret, however, is not my lack of deliberation, but first and foremost that I failed to be more unequivocal about my support for the students in question."


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