South Charlotte Church Faces Lawsuit Alleging Child Discrimination

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – One of Charlotte’s largest churches now sees itself facing legal troubles. Two more families are joining a lawsuit against Calvary Church in south Charlotte, claiming the church discriminated against their children by illegally expelling them from school over health issues. “In the beginning, he would cry every morning on his way to his new school,” said Lid Brundage. She was shocked last fall when her four-year-old son Carter was allegedly kicked out of the Calvary Church Child Development Center.

More parents file discrimination lawsuit against Calvary Church – WSOCTV

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A discrimination lawsuit against a south Charlotte mega church is growing, as six more families came forward after Channel 9’s story about the suit aired in January. They claim Calvary Church dismissed their children because of medical or developmental disorders. The amended suit was filed Wednesday morning in Mecklenburg County. The lawsuit highlights allegations that Calvary Church and child development director Pat Collins discriminated against children with disabilities.

More parents allege discrimination at Calvary Child Development Center

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A month after the first lawsuit, more parents are coming forward saying their child was kicked out or not allowed to attend Calvary Child Development Center because of disabilities. The parents of six more children say their children were either denied acceptance or kicked out of the preschool at Calvary Church because of their disabilities. Since the lawsuit was originally filed, the preschool has made a change to a form given to parents.

Two Families Sue Calvary Church, Saying Children Were Wrongly Expelled From Center

Two Mecklenburg County couples have sued Calvary Church, saying its child development center expelled their preschool-aged children after they developed medical conditions.
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Mecklenburg County Superior Court, claims the center’s director expelled the students after one was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and the other with abdominal migraines.
Calvary is a nondenominational evangelical church on N.C. 51 in south Charlotte. About 850 children attend preschool or day care at its child development center, according to the church’s website.