Christian School Pressures "Tomboy" To Transfer

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email
An 8-year-old Virginia girl who keeps her hair short and wears boys

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News Release: Associated Press News


FOREST, Va. (AP) -- An 8-year-old Virginia girl who keeps her hair short and wears boys' clothes has withdrawn from a private Christian academy under pressure from its administration.

Timberlake Christian School's principal recently told the child's great-grandparents, who have custody, that the school runs on biblical principles and has a right to deny admission to applicants for condoning sexual immorality, homosexuality or alternative gender identity. They said if the family could not adhere to those principles, the second-grader should not re-enroll.

The family transferred the child to public school. Carroll Thompson of Forest tells The Associated Press his great-granddaughter is a tomboy but is being labeled as something else by Timberlake officials.

Representatives of the school say there's more to the story, but they can't be specific because of confidentiality laws.

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