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    re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It looks as though this Christian school is showing it true colors. Start looking like a girl or leave is their message. I am not religious but I don't have a problem with others believing whatever faith they choose so don't think this is Christian bashing because it's not. I think this is outrageously stupid though.

    Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school | The Journal Gazette

    FOREST, Va. – Eight-year-old Sunnie Kahle likes to keep her hair short, wear boys clothes, collect hunting knives and shoot her BB gun.

    “She’s a pure, 100 percent tomboy,” said her great-grandfather Carroll Thompson, who along with his wife, Doris, adopted their granddaughter’s child.

    But to Timberlake Christian School administrators, the second-grader’s boyish ways warranted an ultimatum: Start acting like a girl or find another school.

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    Who cares? If Christian schools have a dress code and kids don't want to follow it then they should be dismissed.

    When I was 12 I went to a Catholic school with uniforms and I didn't last long - I was expelled after 2 months...

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    re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Private school. She can follow their rules or get cast down with the Sodomites. Her choice.

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    re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Pic does look like a little boy, I can see where a private school that does not welcome gender-identity issues might be a little bit disconcerted.
    But anyway, it is a private school... they don't have to take anyone they don't want to.
    Should these private schools get to take public monies for turning away students ?
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    re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    A 66 year old Great Grandfather of an 8 year old!!!?? That family is moving right along

    I caught that too. And with all the gender confusion the great grandfather is named Carroll?
    Last edited by Crosscheck; 03-30-14 at 07:09 PM.

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    re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    This would be less controversial if it was about a boy dressing like a girl.
    Really? I think it'd be more controversial. That kid on the news earlier that wore a My Little Pony backpack was involved in more controversy than a girl who would wear something like a UFC backpack.
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    re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    The article clearly said she likes to wear boys clothes. The photo of her is wearing boys clothes.

    If the school has standards about clothing, that counts. You may not like it, but it is up to the school to set whichever standards they believe are essential to their way of educating students.
    I guess you didn't read this far:

    After a television news report about the Thompsons created a social media frenzy, the school retained the legal arm of Liberty University to tell its side. Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, said there is more to the situation than the Thompsons are saying.

    This is not at all about how she is dressing or she is going through a phase,” Staver said in a phone interview. But he said confidentiality laws prevented him from being more specific and school officials would rather not try to rebut the Thompsons’ allegations.

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    re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Pic does look like a little boy, I can see where a private school that does not welcome gender-identity issues might be a little bit disconcerted.


    But anyway, it is a private school... they don't have to take anyone they don't want to.
    So the schools can exclude blacks now?

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    re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I guess you didn't read this far:

    After a television news report about the Thompsons created a social media frenzy, the school retained the legal arm of Liberty University to tell its side. Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, said there is more to the situation than the Thompsons are saying.

    “This is not at all about how she is dressing or she is going through a phase,” Staver said in a phone interview. But he said confidentiality laws prevented him from being more specific and school officials would rather not try to rebut the Thompsons’ allegations.
    So what does that mean? If nobody on either side is saying specifically what the real reasons are, it sounds to me like this is coming down to a civil lawsuit where the family is probably going to claim discrimination against their child for some other reason. Are you asking us to guess what that reason is?

    So far all we can really go on is that the child and her parents seemed to be unwilling to alter the child's dress and appearance to follow standards set by the school. Look, I'm not saying that I like the rules the school has, but the parents don't have to send their kid there either. Nobody has a RIGHT to go to a private school.

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    re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    What would Christ have done?
    I have a feeling Christ definitely would have been a hardcore capitalist conservative Republican. /s

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    re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So the schools can exclude blacks now?
    They should be able to, if so desired.

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