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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 10:20 PM

Christian school expels teen after she posed with rainbow birthday cake, mother says

Washington Post

Kimberly Alford says she typically plans big birthday celebrations for her daughter. But when Kayla Kenney turned 15 late last month, the Louisville mother opted to organize a smaller gathering of friends and family at Texas Roadhouse, one of her daughter’s favorite restaurants.

Ahead of the party, Alford instructed a bakery to decorate a cake with colors that “pop,” she recalled. It just so happened that the cake’s rainbow motif mirrored the design on her daughter’s sweater, and she took a picture of Kayla smiling next to it to commemorate the Dec. 30 party.

Now, Alford alleges the seemingly innocuous photo caused Kayla to be expelled from Whitefield Academy, a private Christian school in Louisville, where her daughter was a freshman. In an email to the family on Jan. 6, the academy’s head of school, Bruce Jacobson, wrote that Kayla’s enrollment was terminated, effective immediately, because of a social media post.

Alford said an image of her Facebook post was included as an attachment to the email.

“The WA Administration has been made aware of a recent picture, posted on social media, which demonstrates a posture of morality and cultural acceptance contrary to that of Whitefield Academy’s beliefs,” Jacobson wrote. “We made it clear that any further promotion, celebration or any other action and attitudes counter to Whitefield’s philosophy will not be tolerated.”


God only knows why she did it.....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 10:34 PM

1. Will they also expel anyone who reads Isaac Newton's "Opticks"?

It seems like they really need to cut this off at the root.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 11:10 PM

2. Maybe she just likes rainbows?

That family should tell Whitefield Academy to go fuck themselves.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 10:43 PM

3. And don't ever let us hear you quote that story about Noah and the rainbow!"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2020, 05:46 PM

4. I've read this story.

I think this is a very smart kid. I bet she wanted out of this hateful Christian school, and she figured out exactly what to do to tweak the school officials enough to get thrown out, while keeping her parents on her side.

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