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    Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

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

    Morally abhorrent behavior from an institution intended to teach knowledge and morals.

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

    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.

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

    It's a Christian school, not a public school. She can go to a public school or a private school that doesn't have a problem with that.

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

    Meh. I think the school should be more tolerant of how people live their lives, but at the same point they are a private school so there's not much you can do here. If they don't want you in their halls, they don't have to let you in their halls.

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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    It's a Christian school, not a public school. She can go to a public school or a private school that doesn't have a problem with that.
    I quite agree that they can have this policy if they want to, but I disagree with it. It's not like she's actually identifying as a different gender in this case. Although according to the story the school believes there is information that we don't have access to, perhaps that would change my mind.
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    re: Tomboy pressured to leave Christian school [W: 87]

    This would be less controversial if it was about a boy dressing like a girl.
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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.
    Being a tomboy is a gender-identity issue?

    Also I'm not legal expert, but I know that things like anti-discrimination laws do apply to private schools. However rules like dress codes or school uniforms (if this school has a uniform) don't count as "discrimination" so if its an issue of her not dressing per school uniform then its on her and the parents, if its just because of who she is then its discrimination.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Being a tomboy is a gender-identity issue?

    Also I'm not legal expert, but I know that things like anti-discrimination laws do apply to private schools. However rules like dress codes or school uniforms (if this school has a uniform) don't count as "discrimination" so if its an issue of her not dressing per school uniform then its on her and the parents, if its just because of who she is then its discrimination.
    Well, of course, she actually wasn't kicked out of school and her parents or grandparents were the ones to take her out of school, but y'know, little facts like that really have no bearing on anything.
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