Private Christian school sued – breach of contract, emotional distress and defamation [#ChristianSchool #LouisvilleKentucky] 01/23
Private Christian school – Louisville Kentucky’s Whitefield Academy – sued – breach of contract, emotional distress and defamation [#ChristianSchool #LouisvilleKentucky] 01/23
A couple’s daughter who was expelled from a private Christian school for eating a rainbow birthday cake have taken their dispute to court alongside a defamation and invasion of privacy complaint against a prominent conservative magazine.
The parents of Kentucky high school student Kayla Kenney sued Louisville Kentucky’s Whitefield Academy in Jefferson County Circuit Court for breach of contract, emotional distress and defamation.
Kayla Kenney, 15, was expelled from Whitefield Jan. 6 after her mother, Kimberley Alford, posted a photo of her on Facebook wearing a sweater with a rainbow on it and smiling over a brightly-colored cake.
Whitefield’s head of school Bruce Jacobson sent the family an email with a screenshot of the post attached, writing that “the WA Administration has been made aware of a recent picture, posted on social media, which demonstrates a posture of morality and cultural acceptance contrary to that of Whitefield Academy’s beliefs,” and that “we made it clear that any further promotion, celebration or any other action and attitudes counter to Whitefield’s philosophy will not be tolerated.”
School officials later told Kimberley Alford that Kayla Kenney should have refused the cake because of its color.
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