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Christian School Kicks Out Tomboy

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TIMBERLAKE, Va

A Virginia family says their 8-year-old granddaughter has been kicked out of her Christian Elementary School because she is too much of a tomboy.

Sunnie Kahle's grandparents, who adopted her, say they got a letter from Timberlake Christian School saying Sunnie isn't welcome.

In the letter, they say the school claims other students are confused as to whether Sunnie is a boy or girl. They say the school told them it can refuse enrollment to anyone for condoning sexual immorality, homosexuality or alternative gender identity.

Her family says the school's decision has devastated the little girl. "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 Doris Thompson, her grandmother.

A school administrator says the situation is causing a classroom disruption despite Sunnie being a good student. They claim they just want Sunnie's family to follow guidelines and understand Sunnie is a girl and dress her appropriately.

"How do you tell a child when she wants to wear pants and shirt and go out and play in the mud and so forth, how do you tell her, no you can't, you've got to wear a pink bow in your hair, and you've got to let your hair grow out long, how do you do that? I can't do that," said Thompson.

Sunnie is now attending public school.

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