Timberlake, VA (WKOW) - 8-year-old Sunnie Kahle is just enjoying growing up, but her Christian School says her looks are too confusing and she is no longer welcome.
Sunnie's grandparents took her our out of Timberlake Christian School after they got a letter telling them that if their granddaughter did not follow "biblical standards," she would be refused to enroll next year. They have pulled her out and put her in public school now.
"She cries every morning to get on the bus, she cries when she comes home because she wants to go back to Timberlake Christian with her friends," said Sunnie's grandmother, Doris.
"You're probably aware that Timberlake Christian School is a religious, Bible believing institution providing education in a distinctly Christian environment," read Doris from a part of the letter.
The letter goes on to say that students have been confused about whether Sunnie is a boy or girl. It also states that administrators can refuse enrollment for condoning sexual immorality, practicing a homosexual lifestyle or alternative gender identity.
The letter reads in part, "We believe that unless Sunnie as well as her family clearly understand that God has made her female and her dress and behavior need to follow suit with her God-ordained identity, that TCS is not the best place for her future education."
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