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Eight year old Virginia girl leaves Christian school after administrators complained she wasn't girly enough

A story about an eight-year-old girl from Virginia perfectly captures why there is such a divide between evangelical, often fundamentalist Christians, and other Christian believers, let alone outside secular society.

(It also's instructive to ponder whether this little girl will suffer less ostracism in a public school, or whether - particularly as a result of the publicity - she might feel isolated in her new public school as well...)

Be sure to read the "comments" section after this story on the CBS News website...


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/christian-school-complains-8-year-old-girl-isnt-girly-enough/


A somewhat parallel story - but with a different twist - from Colorado, where a little girl was suspended for shaving her head to express solidarity with a classmate suffering from cancer and undergoing chemo. (This was a publicly-funded charter school, not a religious school.)

From The Grand Junction SENTINEL:


http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/girl-suspended-in-headshaving-act-of-support

Posted at 9:36am on March 26, 2014 by Allan Loudell

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Comments on this post:

EarlGrey
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 9:59am
"Abbett also said that "there is much more to this story" than Sunnie's family is revealing.

"Our documentation shows a significantly different narrative than the one portrayed in the original news report," the statement said. Abbett said he could not reveal more because of privacy issues."


Sounds like there's much more to the story...

Mike from Delaware
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 10:21am
Sounds like the girl may end up having lesbian feelings when she hit puberty, but maybe not. But even so, why kick her out of the Christian School? As long as she wears the uniform prescribed and does her school work, just because she's a Tomboy now, and possibly a future lesbian tomorrow, is not a reason to kick her out of her school. Where's the Agape Love that Christ would give?

Another topic found on that CBS page is a poll says most in U.S. don't believe the U.S. has any responsibility or sending in troops or weapons, etc., with this Russian/Crimea/Ukraine issue.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/poll-most-say-us-doesnt-have-a-responsibility-in-ukraine/

kavips
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 5:48pm
Just another example of the America we will have if we continue to vote any Republicans into office. Not only do Republicans close down the government, they also throw people out of work, then eliminate their unemployment benefits, they take school lunch money away from little kids, they divert Food Stamp money over to the Koch Brothers, they do absolutely nothing in Congress except repeal Obamacare 50 times, but yet.... they kick little girls out on the street because they don't dress up sexy enough? Obviously the administrator just wanted to look up her legs. You can tell by his own words. Most likely the story that Earl alludes (privacy) to will come out showing that the school administrators tried to fondle her and she told; so they banned her. If that is the story, no one in America will be the slightest surprised; its what we've come to expect from years of Republican leadership.... One just has to look to Delaware, and their Republican Senatorial candidate who is under house arrest for violating a boy over 100 times. He too, acted just like this administrator.... most people in Sussex county thought he was their county's most pious Christian.

kavips
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 6:32pm
And today, the Republican House of Representatives passed (another pointless bill like those over Obamacare) to eliminate National Parks. No new national parks shall be declared under this legislation.... It will not pass veto nor the Senate.. It is just a "for show" bill....

But that is the mentality of the sickest kind. It speaks of hating America and trying ones best to get rid of all the good this nation has...

Imagine, no national parks?... Why do we have these horrible, horrible people in government again? Oh, yeah. Corruption.

Ironically, if Christie didn't have to contend with the diseased portion of his party, bridgegate would never have happened. It was his zeal to have unanimous democratic mayoral support that set him off. The reason he needed that branding was because it was to be his defense for carrying his brand of Republicanism (which is popular everywhere in America) except the Republican party....

If we get rid of Republicans, we could begin to get America back. it is the only way. Of course the Republicans are going to say otherwise... Which is why, after living the past 20 years in the Caustic Republican Era (Gingrich's revolution to today) we see the reality of our economy and know their words are more hollow than a Trojan Horse.

mrpizza
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 8:05pm
Once again there goes Kavips ramblin' on about stuff he knows nothing about. I'm starting to think this guy has some mental problems.

mrpizza
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 8:19pm
I find the article about this girl to be a whole lot about nothing. Seems the school has gone politically correct in the opposite direction in that they confuse a tomboy with a lesbian or "trans-gender" (whatever that is), or they think she'll become one. Having grown up in rural Illinois back in the 1960's, I've known many farm girls who milked the cows, slaughtered the chickens and drove the tractors just like their dads and grew up to be perfectly normal women. And no, they didn't go out to the barn in a dress to milk the cows! They did typically wear dresses to school, but that was more a cultural thing than a school dress code.

I also wonder about the sexual purity of the administrators lodging the complaints. Could it be they have some skeletons lurking in the closet somewhere?

Allan Loudell
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 5:50am
Mr Pizza---

Your comments about those rural farm girls who did "manly" things; I was thinking along the same lines.

Just like some of the girls I knew in elementary school who had "guy" hobbies... No indication at all as to how they turn out.

Allan Loudell

Mike from Delaware
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 10:42am
Kavips: You make some excellent points, BUT one thing that is going to be the DEMS' Achilles' Heel is this forcing religious folks to have to go against THEIR faith beliefs. DEMS respect the rights of minorities, women, gays/lesbians, but have NO respect for those of faith, especially any version of the Christian faith. If a Muslim/Islamic-owned business had an issue with Obamacare's mandates, my gut tells me they'd not be hassled the way Hobby Lobby and other Christian-owned businesses are.

As I've said previously, I don't have a problem with Obamacare providing those things for women [Should not be totally FREE as no other meds are totally FREE, but have co-pays], but when the government is telling someone we don't care about your spiritual beliefs -- you'll pay for this or be fined, whoops, I mean taxed -- that is a direct violation of separation of church and state, the First amendment.

The answer is for Obamacare to have another vehicle for those women to access those things that do not use their employers' policy, so the employer isn't paying or endorcing such things. That is a win/win, but sadly that doesn't seem to be on their agenda and why fewer and fewer Christians who have that as an issue will consider voting Democrat.

There is definitely a double-standard of protecting rights of all citizens in the DEM party. Some have rights and others don't. This is the DEM Achilles' Heel.


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