A running battle between a private Christian school in Tavares, Florida, and one family has come to a head, with the family's two children being expelled. However, it was not the children's behavior or academic performance that led to their dismissal from Liberty Christian Preparatory School. It was the fact that their mother has an OnlyFans channel where she and her husband broadcast adult content. The school complained that the mother, Michelle Cline, advertises her site with a sticker on the back of the family's SUV. After a couple of warnings, the head of the school sent a letter to Cline demanding that she "repent" if she wants her children to be allowed back into the facility. Cline finds the entire situation unfair, particularly to her children. (NY Post)
A Florida Christian school expelled two of its students this week after their porn star mother refused to take a decal sticker promoting her OnlyFans page off the back of her car.
Michelle Cline, who works under the alias Piper Fawn, was previously banned from bringing the vehicle onto Liberty Christian Preparatory School’s campus after multiple parents raged about the perverted promotion.
“I felt like when they asked me to park off campus, I immediately obliged. I never had my car on campus again and then it’s like that wasn’t enough and they had to take it a step further,” Cline told The Post Saturday.
“I just feel like taking it out on the kids wasn’t really fair.”
On the one hand, I suppose I can understand how this particular brouhaha got started. We're talking about a Christian private school closely affiliated with the local church. Any association with pornography would clearly be discouraged. And, of course, children should never be exposed to pornography. But that doesn't seem to be what was going on at all.
Cline's car didn't have anything graphic or pornographic on it. You can see a picture of the sticker on her back window at the linked report. It has the generic OnlyFans logo on it and her website's URL. That's it. There isn't even any text suggesting what type of content might be found there or descriptions of erotic activity.
Further, when the school sent the first warning letter to Cline, they instructed her to not bring the car on campus any longer. She immediately complied and began parking across the street and walking her children to school from there. But that apparently wasn't good enough. The school wanted the decal removed entirely and for Cline to shut down her website. Those were the conditions they demanded again if she wanted her kids to be reinstated.
It also seems as if there are far bigger sins that Liberty Christian Preparatory School could be concerned with. I suppose that the content Cline is producing would technically be considered pornography since it apparently includes nudity and sexual activity. (I don't have an OnlyFans account so I can't say for sure.) But it's only between Cline and her husband in the privacy of their own home. She's not having sex with strangers or engaging in prostitution. The site brings in an average of $20,000 per month, allowing them to afford things like the cost of tuition at that private school.
This just seems overly harsh. Aside from their online activities, the Clines attend church regularly and invest in their children's education by sending them to a pricey Christian school. The only ones really being punished here are the children. Is this really the sort of family you would want to drive out of your community? Because that's what's going to happen. Ms. Cline says that she plans to begin homeschooling her kids and she and her husband are investigating the possibility of relocating to another community where they won't feel so unwelcome. And now that her story has received national attention, I would expect that her OnlyFans income will soar, so they'll probably be able to afford it.
[Edit: The original post referred to Liberty Christian as a Catholic school. It is actually affiliated with the Baptist Church.]