A single mother of three is speaking out after an Ohio Christian school expelled her daughters because she’s not married and her kids have different fathers.

As the Akron Beacon Journal reports, Summer Grant, 30, attended both public and private schools in Akron, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania growing up.

Based on those experiences she knew she wanted her children to attend a private Christian school.

As a result, she sent her daughter — fourth grader Summara and second grader Summaia — to the Chapel Hill Christian Schools. The schools are made up of two campuses and offer classes from preschool to sixth grade, WYKC reports.

Grant reportedly told WKYC that her 10-year-old and 7-year-old daughters have attended the schools for years.

However, the mom states that when Summaia began first grade, John Wilson, the school administrator, began asking personal questions.

For example, Grant says Wilson often asked her when she planned to marry her current partner at the time, her youngest daughter’s dad.

Further, he would question her about who her children lived with and where.

Grant said:

“Honestly, I thought it was just coming from a place of being a pastor and just being concerned and wanting the best for us, at first. It just started to be uncomfortable because it was just all the time.”

Further, in July, Grant says that during a meeting set to discuss her kids’ scholarships for the following school year Wilson asked her:

“How we can get your household to live biblically moral?”

Grant believes that Wilson was more concerned about her personal decisions than her daughters’ scholarships.

She tearfully recalled:

“It wasn’t about whether they had their scholarship in place.It was more or less about me just not living right … It was an uncomfortable conversation, but I sat through it because I really wanted my children to go to the school.”

Despite these “uncomfortable” conversations Grant and Wilson were having, the girls hadn’t had any issues in school. Well, that was until April 17, 2019.

Grant explained that on that day, a bus driver and her daughter Summara had a misunderstanding. The bus driver reportedly asked her to sit at the front of the bus because she wasn’t listening.

However, Grant says that Summara was talking with a friend at the time and did not hear him.

The following day, Grant went to address the incident with the driver. She says during the conversation, he became rude and eventually called the cops. However, officers did not arrest anyone, WKYC reports.

Ohio mom says Christian school expelled her kids because she’s unmarried and they have different fathers.

As the Akron Beacon Journal reports, Wilson called Grant the next afternoon to tell her that her daughters could not return to the school after that day. However, Grant says that Wilson told her the bus altercation was not the reason for their dismissal.

Grant explained:

“He said no. He said the bus incident just shed a light on many problems that we have with you.”

Further, Grant says the administrator told her that the school had been trying to “be lenient,” but “we just feel like it’s not a good fit.”

Grant, who recorded the conversation, says his real reason was because she was “living in sin.”

She told WKYC:

“He said it was many reasons and the main one was because I was not married and my children had different fathers.”

In the recording, the pastor tells Grant that she’s violating the school’s covenant by living with someone she’s not married to, WKYC reports.

He said:

“There’s 10 commandments and committing adultery is not part of that. It’s not that they should not go to the school it’s that they can’t go to the school.”

Although, Grant states that she’s never been married so it’s not possible for that to be true. Further, she says that many other students’ parents are not married, yet they have not been expelled.

According to WKYC, Wilson refused to speak on camera but released a statement.

He said that parents signed a “written agreement to conduct themselves in accordance with expressed guidelines of conducts in hopes of ensuring the physical safety of our students.”

Although, Grant said that she never signed this agreement.

Further, Wilson said the “dismissal was necessary in order to protect the safety of our school children and their families.”

Grant said:

“I never want to dismember a school or tear a school down or anything like that, but I don’t believe that this is right, and I feel like this man needs to know that he’s wrong. As a man of God, you’re never supposed to turn your back on somebody who falls short. I just want him to know that this is not right.”

With only 30 days left in the school year, Grant feels that homeschooling her girls may be her only option.

However, she fears that this may mess up future opportunities for private school scholarships.

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20 Replies to “‘Living In Sin’: Mom Says Christian School Expelled Her Two Daughters Because They Have Different Dads”

  • Kandy 5 months ago

    As a conservative Christian of one daughter from central Pennsylvania who became divorced in the late 70’s, I find this disheartening.
    This man is not the type of pastor I would want around me grandchildren.
    I wish this women and her daughters much hope in the future.

  • Cecilia 5 months ago

    Who are you to judge ! You are just a man with a little white collar God is the one to judge you are no thing butt a sinner yourself to try to judge a woman for trying to raise her daughters with or without men 👎🏽

    • Anonymous 5 months ago

      Amen!!!!!

  • Cecilia 5 months ago

    Who are you to judge ! You are just a man with a little white collar God is the one to judge you are non thing butt a sinner yourself to try to judge a woman for trying to raise her daughters with or without men 👎🏽 You are hurting the girls and the mother for it was men that put her in that situation 😡

  • GAynell Gabri 5 months ago

    That is absolutely absurd in the
    United States of American how can this school get away with this

  • Kandice Barnes 5 months ago

    As awful as it may appear, we are truly only hearing one side of the story. It’s possible that there are other things that have happened and that this was the only way to get them to leave……if so, the school may never be able to tell their side due to privacy issues….just saying…be careful not to judge.

  • Dianna 5 months ago

    I am not saying what happened is right or wrong. My comment would be to ask the question to those criticizing the Christian school. What would you say if a mosque refused to take your kids if one was gay? Would you still have the same outrage? Or, if a mosque refused your children because the non-Christian father was married to a Christian?

  • Margret Kenda 5 months ago

    I think that the adult decisions between the Mothers and Fathers is their sin to bear. Punishing a child by shaming them and dismissing them when they were innocent of anything does not fit in any Christian ideology. Perhaps by educating them, the children will learn by their parents mistakes of what NOT to do.

    • Anonymous 5 months ago

      I agree.

    • DJ Barn 5 months ago

      Sin affects everyone around you. As a parent, aren’t you trying to set a good example by trying NOT to sin? This man tried to gently but consistently to talk to her about it, and she did’t like being called out for it. She even said he was willing to help them. Read the article!
      How about adhering to the school codes? Should Christian schools just let anyone in and the rules be damned??
      Perhaps by experiencing “rules” the children will learn what right from wrong means, for their safety, the school’s safety, and wisdom.
      How long before the mom started saying something to the kids against the school for disagreeing with her lifestyle? (By signing and agreeing to the codes you are to walk in unity with the teachings of the school.) Who do you think would look wrong in the kid’s eyes? Certainly the school because, well..it’s mom telling them that. As it is, she’s trying to twist it and blame the school for their stand. She wants their rules dismissed for her.

      Remember, this is a one-sided story by the offended mother. She admits to not signing the ‘codes’ she was supposed to live by and that the admin was very lenient with them. She also admits that he said it wasn’t just one thing he had a problem with, but many things–things which she fails to mention.

      And really???–The police had to be called to the bus because of dispute btw her and the bus driver?? and she admitted the admin said that particular incident wasn’t the reason they were let go?
      It has nothing to do with the kids..she’s making it out to be that way. Read the article.
      How about obeying the rules and teaching your kids to?

  • Bonnie Olson 5 months ago

    What would Jesus do? What would the Pharisees do?…in my opinion, not being married doesn’t make the children at the school unsafe anyways. The single girl and her daughters need love and acceptance. Inexcusable.

  • Bonnie Olson 5 months ago

    ….and to let her daughters see that their mother is not respected ….so wrong to shame them in such a public way….I would not want my family to be part of the school…so sad.

    • DJ Barn 5 months ago

      Sin affects everyone around you. As a parent, aren’t you trying to set a good example by trying NOT to sin? This man tried to gently but consistently to talk to her about it, and she did’t like being called out for it. She even said he was willing to help them. Read the article!
      How about adhering to the school codes? Should Christian schools just let anyone in and the rules be damned??
      Perhaps by experiencing “rules” the children will learn what right from wrong means, for their safety, the school’s safety, and wisdom.
      How long before the mom started saying something to the kids against the school for disagreeing with her lifestyle? (By signing and agreeing to the codes you are to walk in unity with the teachings of the school.) Who do you think would look wrong in the kid’s eyes? Certainly the school because, well..it’s mom telling them that. As it is, she’s trying to twist it and blame the school for their stand. She wants their rules dismissed for her.

      Remember, this is a one-sided story by the offended mother. She admits to not signing the ‘codes’ she was supposed to live by and that the admin was very lenient with them. She also admits that he said it wasn’t just one thing he had a problem with, but many things–things which she fails to mention.

      And really???–The police had to be called to the bus because of dispute btw her and the bus driver?? and she admitted the admin said that particular incident wasn’t the reason they were let go?
      It has nothing to do with the kids..she’s making it out to be that way. Read the article.
      How about obeying the rules and teaching your kids to?

  • J Christy 5 months ago

    First; you are getting one side of the story. Secondly, notice in the story both girls are on a scholarship; which means the church is giving the family 2 free rides to the school. When given a scholarship there are always contingencies. The mother knew this, her refusing to sign the contract is another sign of her own rebellion to follow the rules. The mother’s actions are what matter most to the kids. She is the one who put her daughters “free ride education” in jeopardy. I doubt the mother is the victim she claims to be. But, as usual it’s the kids who suffer by the actions of selfish adults.

    • DJ Barn 5 months ago

      Well said! I said something very similar above before I read yours. I missed the scholarship part.

  • Anonymous 5 months ago

    I do not any reason that these young ladies shouldn’t go to this Christian school! The mother should realize that with a Christian school, they have more strict requirements and guidelines, to attend school there. I think the principal should have let them finish out the school year there, at the Christian school. I am sorry that this family is going through this situation. I do think it is disturbing for this mom to have three different fathers for her kids! And never have been married. What kind of example is she setting for her kids? But, regardless of this fact, they should still be allowed to go there, the principal is out of line. After all this, I think the mother and the kids are better off not going to this judgemental, Christian school and principal! I hope it all works out for this family! God Bless!

    • Anonymous 5 months ago

      All over the map on that one, aren’t you?
      The Church nor the pastor are judgemental, they have RULES that must be abided by!

  • Joe Christian 5 months ago

    Christian schools are melting pots. The other girls in her class will be exposed to a woman and family that doesn’t live the bible if the kids are allowed to stay. The mom’s lifestyle is not Christian. The other kids in the school should not be exposed to a mom who sleeps around.

  • Lindsey 2 months ago

    Yeah I get it’s one sided and there are two sides to every story, but if it is true, what if the father of her older child is deceased or he ran away and can’t be found, or what if there is a good explanation why they aren’t together, what if he realized he was gay and didn’t want to be with his daughter’s mother? That’s not the mother or the daughter’s fault. My oldest 2 kids’ father passed away 8 years ago, I met a guy and we had a baby together then we married 4 years later. Would they not let my children attend the school because my youngest child was not that of my first husbands? I didn’t know that we were supposed to not be with other men especially when the first one passed away. It’s a free country and we see, date, get engaged, and marry who we want to. This is just my theory and if this school did this to her and her children then that is not at all right!

  • Lindsey 2 months ago

    Omg. I can not believe these comments on here, and you call yourselves “Christians??” I am an atheist and I am more Christian than most of you commenting on this story!! The woman is not sleeping around as one of you put it. She is still with the father of her youngest daughter!! You people don’t know her story or her background!! What if this woman was physically, mentally, or emotionally abused, or what if she was raped? You people don’t know her at all!! Don’t be quick to judge a person you know nothing about!! Christian people are the most hypocritical people and talk about others more than any other people I know!! Good grief!

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