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Christian School Bans Eight Year-Old Over "Unbiblical" Tomboy Appearance

A Christian grade school in Virginia says than an eight year-old tomboy cannot come back to class  until she looks like a girl as they do not condone "sexual immorality." The school claims that the child's manner of dress was confusing other students.
Sunnie Kahle likes teddy bears and colorful bracelets, but for the most part she's interested in things that might be considered "boy hobbies." "Sunnie realizes she's a female, but she wants to do boy things," said Doris Thompson, Kahle's great-grandmother and legal guardian. "She wants to play rough and tough." The issue caught the attention of administrators at Timberlake Christian School, where Kahle was a student. Elementary principal Becky Bowman sent home a letter last month, reminding Thompson of the school's religious affiliation and it's right to refuse students who contradict a "biblical lifestyle." "We believe that unless Sunnie and 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," Bowman wrote in the letter, which was given to WDBJ7 by Thompson. Thompson said she was offended by the letter's language and its references to biblical passages about sexual immorality.
Thompson adds that her great-granddaughter is too young to understand concepts like sexual orientation or gender identity. But should Sunnie grow up to be lesbian or transgender, Thompson vows, "I will love her that much more."

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