Brian Hagedorn, a candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, allegedly helped to establish a Christian academy which bans LGBT teachers, students, and parents. The school is the K-8 Augustine Academy in Waukesha County and was founded in 2016, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
Currently, Hagedorn is still a board member of the academy despite his request on the campaign trail for voters to trust that he will set aside his homophobic beliefs and background.
“From his extreme writings on constitutional issues, to his time as Scott Walker’s chief lawyer, to founding and supervising a school that discriminates against students and teachers — Wisconsinites will need to decide whether Brian Hagedorn can set aside his personal partisan views and be a fair and impartial judge on our state’s highest court.” -Tyler Hendricks, spokesman for Lisa Neubauer, Hagedorn’s opponent
The school allegedly bans LGBT individuals in the code of personal conduct through “immoral sexual activity,” and defines it as “any form of touching or nudity for the purpose of evoking sexual arousal apart from the context of marriage between one man and one woman.” The school asks teachers if they will comply with the code of conduct in employment applications and also makes claims that discriminate against transgender individuals.