Christian school's student expelled because rainbow birthday cake violates school morality and cultural beliefs
A Louisville private school, Whitefield Academy expelled 15-year-old Kayla Kenney after posting on social media from her birthday party, in the picture from that evening, the girl is captured in a colorful sweater in front of a rainbow festive cake.
A few days after the 15th birthday, when the photo was distributed among the teaching staff and the school administration, a notification about the dismissal of her daughter from school was sent the email to Kimberly Alford, mother of the “breaker”.
“The private school claims the picture is the latest in two years’ worth of “lifestyle violations”.” According to WAVE 3 News, in the email, Head of School Dr. Bruce Jacobson said the picture “demonstrates a posture of morality and cultural acceptance contrary to that of Whitefield Academy’s beliefs”.
The Whitefield Academy charter does not appear anywhere in certain "acceptable" types and colors of clothing, according to which they can exclude a student, but there are restrictions on the "homosexual orientation".
“Whitefield Academy Biblical role is to work in conjunction with the home to mold students to be Christ-like. On occasion, the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home may be counter or in opposition to the Biblical lifestyle the school teaches. This includes, but is not limited to, sexual immorality, homosexual orientation, or the inability to support Biblical standards of right and wrong. If the home environment is not in harmony with the school’s doctrinal belief in the centrality of Jesus Christ and the authority of Scripture and Biblical lifestyle, it will be difficult for the school to cooperate with the home to achieve the goal of a student becoming Christ-like. In such cases, the school reserves the right, within it sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student,” says General Discipline Policies.
According to Alford, she filed an appeal. But the administration refused to meet in person with the girl and her parents, in return for the meeting the school representatives changed the “expulsion” to a “voluntary withdrawal,” WAVE 3 News reports.
Kayla Kenney is currently attending a public school.
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