8-year-old girl taken out of Christian school after told she’s too much like a boy

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Sunnie Kahle (Image courtesy WHTM-TV ABC 27)

TIMBERLAKE, Va. — The grandparents of an 8-year-old Virginia girl say they’ve pulled her out of a local Christian school because school administrators think she looks too much like a boy.

According to WHTM-TV, Sunnie Kahle’s grandparents got a letter from the school stating that if the child doesn’t follow “biblical standards,” she will be refused re-enrollment next year.

The letter reportedly went on to say students have been confused about whether Sunnie is a boy or girl and specifics that administrators can refuse enrollment for condoning sexual immorality, practicing a homosexual lifestyle or alternative gender identity.

The letter goes on to reference specific Bible verses that affirm these beliefs.

The grandparents said they feel Sunnie is a normal child and pulled her out of the school themselves because they feel she’s no longer welcome.

Source: WHTM-TV


  • Debbie

    Patrick you don’t have kids do you? I have 2 girls who are grown women now but they have chose their clothes and hair style since they where 3 or 4. My oldest hated dresses and anything frilly. She didn’t dress like a boy by any means but she wore jeans and T-Shirts……she finally begged enough to have her hair cut to her shoulders by 3rd grade. My youngest loved frilly dresses and hair bows and at 23 yrs old cut her hair for the very first time ever last year to give o locks of love. Now as a young Mom to. 5 month baby she chooses to keep it short because its just easier with her busy life. I’m telling all of this because znybody with kids knows they develop their own style at a very young age. I doubt the grandparents are the reason why she looks and CHOOSES to dress the way she does are how she wears her hair. With all that being said I agree 100% with the school. That’s why its a private school. They can decide who they CHOOSE to allow to attend.

  • JT

    I am so glad we have ignorant, intolerant religious schools–without them, we wouldn’t have great artists like Marilyn Manson!

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