The parents of 15-year-old Kayla Kenney sued Whitefield Academy alleging a breach of contract for not following their own policy and for releasing the personal records of their teenage daughter.
Kimberley Alford and Mark Kenney have claimed in a lawsuit that the Christian Academy expelled Kayla because they thought ‘she was gay.’
The lawsuit stated: “Everybody’s journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. If you fall in love with a girl, you fall in love with a girl.
“The fact that [Whitefield Academy] consider[s] is a disease [or a sin] says more about them than it does about homosexuality.”
It added: “Essentially, the school expelled K.K. because they believed she was gay. As such, in Whitefield’s view, it would be difficult to “achieve the goal of [K.K.] becoming Christ-like”.”
The teen was expelled on January 6 and her parents found out after an email was sent to them a few days after the girl’s photo was shared on Facebook.
The Head of the School, Dr. Bruce Jacobson, sent an “email expelling Kayla from Whitefield immediately due to a post on social media.”
The school expelled Kayla effective “immediately” as the photo “demonstrates a posture of morality and cultural acceptance contrary to that of Whitefield Academy’s beliefs.”
But the picture did not refer to any relation with the LGBTQ Pride movement.
“[Kayla] loves to laugh and dance and that’s just her,” Alford said. “There was nothing intended by that and even when I went back and got the receipt from the bakery, it didn’t say anything about representation, it just said assorted colors.”
News about Kayla’s expulsion led to the Publishing of ‘Rainbow Cake Girl: The True Story’ article by American Conservative.
Rod Dreher wrote in the article: “My understanding is that [the child] had a long, specific list of repeated infractions — bullying, disrespecting teachers, vaping in school (as Alford acknowledges), and so forth.”
It added: “Part of what she has allegedly done is promoting LGBT consciousness in the school, including aggression on that front. I’m trying to be delicate here, but I can tell you that she has transgressed against other students on this front, to promote bisexuality.
“For example, she allegedly drew rainbows and wrote slogans like “bi pride” on other kids’ papers, and gave at least two different girls the impression that she was sexually harassing them.”
However, the lawsuit claims the teen’s record only has her down for getting caught with a Juul cigarette and cutting lunch once.
After the cigarette incident, Kenney was referred to the school counselor and was given a book titled Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, And Who God Has Always Been.
Whitefield Academy denied that the teen was expelled because of the photo. “Inaccurate media reports are circling stating that the student in question was expelled from our school solely for a social media post. In fact, she has unfortunately violated our student code of conduct numerous times over the past two years.
“In the fall, we met with the student to give her a final chance to begin to adhere to our code of conduct. Unfortunately, she did not live up to the agreement, and therefore, has been expelled.”
It added: “Whitefield Academy is a Christian-based school with a 43-year history of educating students in a learning environment informed by our shared Christian values. All parents who enroll their children in our private school know up front that we ask the students to adhere to a lifestyle informed by our Christian beliefs.
“There are numerous school options in our community for students who do not wish to attend a Christian-based school, and we wish our former student all the best as she finds a learning environment that is right for her.”
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