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Best-selling novelist Nicholas Sparks under fire for reportedly trying to ban LGBTQ club at his Christian school

Author Nicholas Sparks reportedly attempted to ban an LGBTQ club at his Christian school in New Bern, North Carolina.

What are the details?

According to a report from the Daily Beast, Sparks — who opened the Epiphany School of Global Studies in 2006 — was caught sending emails quashing the notion of an LGBTQ club at the Christian school.

Sparks, who co-founded the New Bern-area prep school, has reportedly been involved in a legal battle with Saul Benjamin — the school’s former headmaster and CEO — since 2014 over what the former headmaster describes as purported harassment, racism, and homophobia.

Benjamin’s suit against Sparks also includes claims of defamation and is seeking punitive damages for discrimination, breach of contract, and emotional distress.

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