The school says they "support Biblical standards of right and wrong."
For one student at Whitefield Academy in Louisville, Kentucky, a social media post with a picture of her in front of a "rainbow" cake and rainbow sweater was enough for school administrators to expel her.
Kayla Kenney,15, is a freshman at the Christian establishment and when school officials saw the picture they told her mother the snapshot, “demonstrates a posture of morality and cultural acceptance contrary to that of Whitefield Academy’s beliefs [and follows two years of ] lifestyle violations,” the Courier-Journal reports.
Kayla's mother, Kimberly Alford, says that her daughter is not gay and the cake isn't a rainbow one, it was listed in the bakery as “assorted colors" according to Towleroad.
There is a code of conduct that must be followed at the private school and that does include sexual orientation, but Alford is confused at how her daughter wearing a rainbow sweater makes her gay.
The Code of Conduct reads:
“On occasion, the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home may be counter or in opposition to the biblical lifestyle the school teaches. This includes, but is not limited to, sexual immorality, homosexual orientation or the inability to support Biblical standards of right and wrong … In such cases, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student.”
Alford has enrolled her daughter in public school for now, but still questions the decision by Whitefield Academy.
“You know we teach our kids what would Jesus do," Alford said. "What would he do here?”