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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Whether or not she was using the rainbow as a symbol of LGBT pride would depend entirely on contextual factors we're not privy to. In other words, without knowing what she's done/said in the past in the sight of school administrators, it's impossible to know whether it was an innocent usage of a rainbow or just one more subtle offense to the school's moral code--the proverbial last straw.

    FWIW, I agree that if Ms. Kenney had no history of LGBT activism then the assumption that a rainbow cake is an endorsement of perverse sexuality is both premature and unfair.

    There's also a distinct possibility that she's simply a colossal headache as a student, and this just happened to be a convenient pretext for getting rid of her.

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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by bearpoker View Post
    If the rules stated that rainbows and multicolored cakes were unacceptable at any time and place, I'd have no problem with their enforcing the rules, as they would have been agreed to by all parties. Using an undefined term like "lifestyle violations" means that the school can make up the rules as they go along.
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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    Dictating what a student wears when not on their premises and off the clock. How very orwellian, nanny state of you. Maybe the school should install cameras in the kids home to monitor her every move and decision.
    I take it you do not agree with school policy?

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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by marke View Post
    I take it you do not agree with school policy?
    Show me their school policy that dictates dress code off the clock and off school premises. And if you could (which you cannot) who in their right mind would except that. As somebody stated, right wingers cry and complain about left-wingers want to control everybody’s lives when its really fundamental Christians that try to dictate what people do in their private lives.
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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    The Christian school should concern itself less with political statements and more with Jesus's statements.

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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    From an ABC affiliate [Interview with mother at the link, and you can see the cake receipt, which does not specify a rainbow design]:

    Afterward, the school sent a letter to Kenney's family saying the 15-year-old was being expelled, effective Jan. 6, for "a continued breach of the Whitefield code of conduct, which was discussed in-person on October 17, 2019."

    Alford said she also received an email, saying her daughter's behavior "demonstrates a posture of morality and cultural acceptance contrary to that of Whitefield Academy's beliefs." Alford said the daughter's email was in reference to the post on social media, while the school said Kenney violated the student code of conduct numerous times over the past two years.

    ...The school's code of conduct addresses sexual orientation and notes that a student's off-campus behavior must align with those beliefs or face disciplinary action.

    "All parents who enroll their children in our private school know up front that we ask the students to adhere to a lifestyle informed by our Christian beliefs," the school said in a statement.

    Whitefield Academy in Kentucky expels student for wearing rainbow shirt, having rainbow cake, family says | abc13.com

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    Jacobson, the Academy's head, says that expulsion came after "two years of continuous violations of our student code of conduct."

    "Inaccurate media reports circling stating that the student in question was expelled from our school solely for a social media post," the school said in a statement. "In fact, she has unfortunately violated our student code of conduct numerous times over the past two years."

    The school added that Whitefield Academy is accredited by ACSI/AdvaceED and a member of the Non Public School Commission of Kentucky, and therefore we meet all Kentucky regulations and laws. Our code is on pare [sic] with ther private Christian schools in our area. IT is unfortunate that one of the student's parents chose to post internal family matters on social media, and we hope our former student is not adversely affected by what her parents chose to make public about her situation." Louisville Christian school expelled student over a rainbow cake, family says

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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    Show me their school policy that dictates dress code off the clock and off school premises. And if you could (which you cannot) who in their right mind would except that. As somebody stated, right wingers cry and complain about left-wingers want to control everybody’s lives when its really fundamental Christians that try to dictate what people do in their private lives.
    Suppose she's been cited multiple times for LGBT activism (which we can neither prove nor disprove). How would you interpret rainbow-coloured paraphernalia in that context?

    Or, consider the analogous situation: a 15-year-old boy is kicked out of a school for wearing an '88' jersey. The number "88" is used as a symbol by various neo-Nazi groups. Without knowing anything about his history, we might scoff, "Ridiculous! Expelled for simply wearing the number 88." But what if his pastime is stirring up support for Nazism and white supremacy, with multiple citations? Then the "88" takes on a whole new significance. It isn't a harmless coincidence. It's passive-aggressive defiance to the moral order of the school. I'd have no problem with the school kicking his arse to the curb, and I doubt many right-wingers would disagree with me.

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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by COTO View Post
    Suppose she's been cited multiple times for LGBT activism (which we can neither prove nor disprove). How would you interpret rainbow-coloured paraphernalia in that context?

    Or, consider the analogous situation: a 15-year-old boy is kicked out of a school for wearing an '88' jersey. The number "88" is used as a symbol by various neo-Nazi groups. Without knowing anything about his history, we might scoff, "Ridiculous! Expelled for simply wearing the number 88." But what if his pastime is stirring up support for Nazism and white supremacy, with multiple citations? Then the "88" takes on a whole new significance. It isn't a harmless coincidence. It's passive-aggressive defiance to the moral order of the school. I'd have no problem with the school kicking his arse to the curb, and I doubt many right-wingers would disagree with me.

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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by COTO View Post
    Suppose she's been cited multiple times for LGBT activism (which we can neither prove nor disprove). How would you interpret rainbow-coloured paraphernalia in that context?
    That's just it: We don't have the facts.

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    Re: Christian School Expels Girl for Wearing Rainbow Sweater on Her Birthday

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    Because you see the idea of killing Christians including women and children at church in a mass shooting as quality entertainment. You’re clearly not bothered enough by it to agree it’s wrong
    Are you presenting the above as an 'opinion', or a 'statement of fact' ?
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