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I can just imagine the invective being hurled at this poor child on a certain other forum.

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Maybe the school should have adopted a dress code before issuing arbitrary pronouncements about apparel choices.

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"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."

Can't remember the last time I wore a dress.  Pretty sure that's not what makes me a female. 

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Another candidate article for the "Fascist School Administrator" category. 
« Last Edit: March 26, 2014, 02:36:26 PM by alicewonders »
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This is the stuff that confuses kids.  Not their actions, but the actions of the adults around them.

Lots of little girls are "tomboyish", preferring to be a little rough and ready than play with barbie.  And lots of little girls have short hair, when I was young the pixie hair cut was very popular for little girls.

Puberty hits and it all works itself out.  We get interested in boys, stop climbing trees and playing in dirt and start doing our hair, make-up etc.


Jerks.

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This is the stuff that confuses kids.  Not their actions, but the actions of the adults around them.

Lots of little girls are "tomboyish", preferring to be a little rough and ready than play with barbie.  And lots of little girls have short hair, when I was young the pixie hair cut was very popular for little girls.

Puberty hits and it all works itself out.  We get interested in boys, stop climbing trees and playing in dirt and start doing our hair, make-up etc.


Jerks.


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She is 8 years old.

Seriously, at that age the only difference was one of us stood behind a tree to pee, and the other crouched.
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She is 8 years old.

Seriously, at that age the only difference was one of us stood behind a tree to pee, and the other crouched.
This is a wacky world in which we live. We've seen too many stories about parents of 5-year-olds who are absolutely convinced their little child is in dire need of sex change surgery just because little Tommy likes pink. Oops, better rename him Tammi and let him use the girls' restroom.

 I agree, 8-year-olds don't know diddly about their supposed sexual orientation. As a girl who played sports all her life and refused to don frills or ruffles, I particularly hate that "tomboys" are presumed to be lesbians.

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"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."

Can't remember the last time I wore a dress.  Pretty sure that's not what makes me a female.

Hear!  Hear!

And loving sports doesn't make you male either.

Why in the world do some (on the left and the right) feel a need to put us all in itty bitty boxes?
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This is a wacky world in which we live. We've seen too many stories about parents of 5-year-olds who are absolutely convinced their little child is in dire need of sex change surgery just because little Tommy likes pink. Oops, better rename him Tammi and let him use the girls' restroom.

 I agree, 8-year-olds don't know diddly about their supposed sexual orientation. As a girl who played sports all her life and refused to don frills or ruffles, I particularly hate that "tomboys" are presumed to be lesbians.

I bleep hate it.

Look - I have a very, very feminine grand daughter. Loves pink and ruffles, gives me the look - you know, the "you are going out dressed like that?" thing. Everything has to match, just so and she'll not leave the house if her earrings are wrong for her outfit. She's not old enough for make-up yet, but she plans for it (we said when she is 10 she can start wearing lipstick on formal occasions, including Sunday dinner. No eye make-up til she is 16, though she has been caught a couple times applying it!)

Her older sister? You need a crowbar to get her out of jeans and a T-shirt. Her idea of accessorizing is matching the stains on her T and her sweater (which is one of mine that she "borrowed" and fits her about as well as you'd expect. She's about 5 foot tall, I'm over 6!  :laugh:) Only time she gets dressed up is on a Saturday - she plays football and needs her shin pads and uniform. She is 13 - getting interested in boys, now she understands that beating them up is not an acceptable way of showing affection!

Their brother does ballet. He's not bad at it, enjoys it like hell, and doesn't mind both playing with dolls and doing Safi's hair. He goes to ballet class with his mother - she's loved it since she were about 5. They also both go to karate Monday nights. She's a black belt 3rd, he's catching her up.

Kids are just that. Kids. Stop screwing around with the neurotic sexualizing of them and just let the poor sods play! Who cares about "gender" shit?
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Yea, I read this on another site. And me, as a Conservative, thought, man, those people are crazy. Leave the girls alone. I really don't give a shit if anyone is homosexual or not, not that an 8 year old can be, but what I resent is them cramming down my throat. As long as they leave me alone, which girl certainly would, I personally do not care.
 
On the other hand, if this school is Pentecostal they require females to wear a dress as part of their religion. That is, if this was some kind of militant demonstration by the girl's parents to force a school to comform to 'their' values, then that would be a different story entirely.
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Oh dear God.    Stupid actions like this is what turns so many people away from Church. Her clothes, hair and mannerisms are no indication of her sexual orientation. Many girls are tomboys when young. My wife was a huge tomboy when she was young, and in many ways still is.   But even if all indications point to that she is gay, a Christian education is exactly what she needs. Maybe this is just not the Christian school qualified to give it.   Church should be a hospital for the sick, not a refuge for the saints.
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Oh dear God.    Stupid actions like this is what turns so many people away from Church. Her clothes, hair and mannerisms are no indication of her sexual orientation. Many girls are tomboys when young. My wife was a huge tomboy when she was young, and in many ways still is.   But even if all indications point to that she is gay, a Christian education is exactly what she needs. Maybe this is just not the Christian school qualified to give it.   Church should be a hospital for the sick, not a refuge for the saints.

I'm in total agreement.  This kind of idiocy is what turns so many away from the Church.

This principal/administration is so far off a Scriptural foundation that it's scary.

I believe God will call them to account for the damage they are doing.
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No wonder many look at this as yet another outrageous example of "Christianity," and reject it.
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No wonder many look at this as yet another outrageous example of "Christianity," and reject it.

A popular Gospel song when I was a young Christian  in the 1970s was "We are One In The Spirit", which had a line in the chorus that said "They Will Know We Are Christians By Are Love".   Sad to see so many churches doing the opposite today.   The extreme is Westboro, but there are many others that are just a watered down version of the same intolerable hate.    I see them here in WA at nearly every large gathering of people. I was walking with my son's Cub Scout pack in a parade, and on one corner was a group of them with large florescent signs with jaw dropping messages. One I remember said "Repent or Go To Hell". Yea thata get me to want to go to their church.     
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