A Christian school in Kentucky is denying claims that it expelled a 15-year-old student for having a rainbow cake at a birthday party.
The Louisville Courier-Journal reported Tuesday that a family has accused Whitefield Academy, a private Christian school, of expelling their teenage daughter over a rainbow birthday cake.
Kimberly Alford told the news outlet that Whitefield Academy expelled her daughter following a social media post, believed to be one of the student with the cake, as well as a rainbow sweater.
“I just feel like it’s a label (school officials) have put on her,” she said to the Courier-Journal. “Just because I’m wearing a rainbow doesn’t mean I’m gay.”
However, in a statement emailed to The Christian Post on Wednesday morning, Whitefield Academy denied that the photo was the reason for the expulsion.
“In fact, she has unfortunately violated our student code of conduct numerous times over the past two years,” the school told CP.
“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.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski