An Ohio mom is spending Easter weekend worrying about her two young daughters after they were removed from their private Christian school because she ‘committed adultery.’
Summer Grant, 30, said that her daughters – fourth grader Summara and second grader Summaia – have attended the Chapel Hill Christian Schools for years.
The schools offer preschool to six grade classes and has two campuses in Cuyahoga Falls and Springfield Township.
Grant shared that her 10-year-old and seven-year-old daughters were dismissed from the Cuyahoga Falls location last Friday, with just 30 days left in the school year.
The school’s reason: Grant was allegedly ‘living in sin.’
Grant recorded a conversation she had with a pastor John Wilson, who explained she was violating the school’s covenant by having children with different fathers.
‘He said it was many reasons and the main one was because I was not married and my children had different fathers,’ Grant explained.
‘There’s 10 commandments and committing adultery is not part of that,’ Pastor Wilson can be heard saying. ‘It’s not that they should not go to the school it’s that they can’t go to the school.’
Grant described her children as being great students and proudly showed off the many accolades and certificates the pair had gotten from their school.
Wilson and Grant have butted heads before about the mom’s private home life.
She shared that at a July parent conference, Wilson asked her why her kids had three different fathers.
Grant also described how Wilson gave her eight recommendations on how to improve her life.
‘As Christian you are not supposed to judge,’ she said. ‘You shouldn’t have affected these kids education over that.’
Wilson is heard stating that having kids by the same man is a ‘strong recommendation’ but not a requirement in the recorded conversation.
The mother claims that she isn’t the only parent that isn’t married with kids so she doesn’t get why her children were singled out.
Pastor Wilson released a statement with Jeff Sumner, the Board of Education Chairman for the schools, after refusing to speak with reporters.
He claimed that parents sign a ‘written agreement to conduct themselves in accordance with expressed guidelines of conducts’ in hopes of ensuring the ‘physical safety of our students.’
Grant asserted that she never signed an agreement.
Wilson wouldn’t go into specifics but asserted that the ‘dismissal was necessary in order to protect the safety of our school children and their families.’
Grant is distraught as there are only 30 days left in the school year and its practically impossible to transfer the girls to a public school without losing their scholarships.
Grant hopes the school will change its mind, for the sake of the two girl’s education.
‘They don’t have a school,” she added. They don’t have anywhere to go to school right now. I don’t know what to do.’
The mother took to her Facebook to defend her past, stating that the ‘situation has really put’ her in a ‘bind mentally’ even though she is a ‘really good mother.’
‘I especially don’t want my kids to be judged for my actions,’ she said in the Friday post.
In a later post, Grant defended her relationship with one of her daughter’s fathers after people directed the story to him to paint her in a negative light.