A 12-year-old girl has been kicked off her US school’s football team because she might cause her male teammates to have “impure” thoughts.
Madison Baxter had been playing football for her Christian school’s team in Georgia for the past year but was recently told she would have to quit, the New York Daily News reports.
According to Madison’s mother, Cassy Blythe, Strong Rock Christian School CEO Patrick Stuart quoted the bible when he explained to her why her daughter could no longer play on the team.
“He said the boys are coming of age and starting to have impure thoughts and might lust after her,” Blythe said.
“He said the locker room talk isn’t appropriate for her.
“And he said he’s been praying about it and came to the conclusion that he was making the right decision for the school.”
The school has so far refused to comment on the case.
Ms Blythe said her daughter was devastated by the news and had hoped to get a football scholarship in the future.
“It’s like taking my dream and throwing it in the trash,” Madison told NBC affiliate
The pair have set up a Facebook page called “Let her play” to try and convince the school to reverse its decision.