Daughter Excluded From Dad's Church Picture for Being Born Out of Wedlock

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A woman was excluded from a family photo because she was born out of wedlock. Her dad runs a Baptist church and didn't want any judgment from the congregation. The woman wanted to be included in the photo anyway and submitted a picture with herself in it to her dad's church.

The picture caused issues within the church and the woman's dad was furious. Now, the woman is wondering if she was in the wrong. Read on to find out more about this family dilemma and decide for yourself.

Dad finds religion, but not forgiveness for his own child.

jenna_pera | jenna_pera

Daughter excluded from church pic for being born out of wedlock 😔

jenna_pera | jenna_pera

Excluded daughter labeled as a 'bastard' by religious father. 😔

jenna_pera | jenna_pera

Daughter gets revenge on dad's exclusion using clever tactic 🤔

jenna_pera | jenna_pera

Dad excludes daughter from church pic for being born out of wedlock 😔

jenna_pera | jenna_pera

Excluded daughter from church photo causes drama. AITA?

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👨‍👧 Excluded from the family photo for being a "bastard" 👨‍👧

A daughter is excluded from her father's church picture for being born out of wedlock. Despite being a part of the family, the father believed that his church would judge him for having a daughter born out of wedlock.

The daughter thought she deserved to be highlighted and suggested a family picture. Her father rejected the idea and asked for a picture without her in it. However, the daughter's younger brother submitted a picture of them at the beach with the daughter in it.

The father was furious when he found out and blamed her for causing issues at the church. The daughter didn't mean for it to go this far and wonders if she's the a**hole in this situation. Read on for the reactions and comments to this story.

NTA, comments suggest father is not being a good Christian 🙏

Laramila | Laramila

Commenter and replies call out hypocritical behavior of preacher dad.

snarkingintheusa | snarkingintheusa

Engaging scripture battle between comment and reply with wise quote.

stacity | stacity

Commenter defends OP, shares own experience, and adds humor 😂

silversurreal91 | silversurreal91

NTA for calling out dad's hypocrisy in church picture.

PubliusMinimus | PubliusMinimus

NTA for judging, but the father is being un-Christ-like 😔

Paeliens | Paeliens

Calling out a hypocritical father for unchristian-like behavior. 🙏

Otherwise_Turn_869 | Otherwise_Turn_869

Hypocrisy at its finest 😒

Coco_Dirichlet | Coco_Dirichlet

Judgmental dad excludes daughter from church photo for being 'illegitimate' 😠

TracyMinOB | TracyMinOB

Father excludes daughter from church photo for being born out of wedlock. Commenter calls out father's hypocrisy and demands he act like a better father. #FamilyIsFamily ❤️

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Church's lack of grace and forgiveness is appalling 😠

Chairchucker | Chairchucker

NTA. A church should be welcoming to sinners, not judgmental. 🙏

dehydratedrain | dehydratedrain

Christian love but not for his own daughter? 🤔

DHG_Buddha | DHG_Buddha

A heartwarming testimony of a supportive church community ❤️

iesharael | iesharael

Jesus was born out of wedlock and even God is cool 😎

HashTagJustSayings | HashTagJustSayings

Father's exclusion of daughter from church photo sparks criticism.

Maleficent_Caramel58 | Maleficent_Caramel58

Preacher's exclusion of daughter for being born out of wedlock. NTA

tricksysquirrel | tricksysquirrel

Churchgoers gossip about dad's hidden daughter, commenter agrees.

lanette01 | lanette01

Father's exclusion of daughter from picture sparks discussion on redemption.

ezztothebezz | ezztothebezz

Heartbreaking exclusion by father from church photo. #NotTheA**hole

raq | raq

Commenter sympathizes with daughter excluded from judgmental dad's church picture.

Sputtrosa | Sputtrosa

Encouraging comment supports excluded daughter's worth and values

MarkedHeart | MarkedHeart

Commenter agrees with poster, replies emphasize dad's hypocrisy 🔥

yarn_slinger | yarn_slinger

Excluded daughter deserves better from her Christian dad ✨

Emergency_Mine_4455 | Emergency_Mine_4455

Supportive commenters show love to OP, excluded from family photo.

tomoyopop | tomoyopop

Don't let anyone make you feel like a mistake 💕 #NTA

Finemind | Finemind

Calling out hypocrisy in church: standing up against exclusion 🙏

rapt2right | rapt2right

NTA. Don't let your dad's hypocrisy bring you down. 🙏

Maleficent_Tart2923 | Maleficent_Tart2923

👍 Not the a**hole, but the father is a hypocritical jacka**

PhoenixEcho1 | PhoenixEcho1

Dear Abby said it best: church is a hospital for sinners.

whatsasimba | whatsasimba

Church hypocrisy exposed, support for single moms, NTA wins 👏🏼

whore_orkideh | whore_orkideh

Commenter defends daughter's worthiness based on Bible verse.

mr_mini_doxie | mr_mini_doxie

Commenter calls out exclusionary behavior as 'toolish' 👏

Arthur__Dunger | Arthur__Dunger

Empathetic response to exclusion from family photo❤️

R_Newbie_99 | R_Newbie_99

Father excludes daughter from church photo, called “bastard”

jackjackj8ck | jackjackj8ck

Dad's hypocrisy exposed, family roped in to lie. NTA.

Karitev | Karitev

Brotherly love prevails 🥰

Sams89898989 | Sams89898989

Father hides daughter out of wedlock from church photo 📷

newyearnewmenu | newyearnewmenu

Commenter quotes Bible to support excluding daughter from picture.

Matelot67 | Matelot67

Excluding your own daughter from a church picture? Not Christ-like 😔

zrennetta | zrennetta

Commenter calls out hypocrisy of religious leader, NTA.

beeth2 | beeth2

A divorced single mother defends OP and shares insight on Baptist church.

Feeling-Insurance-38 | Feeling-Insurance-38

Daughter excluded from dad's church photo for being 'mistake'

DubiousPeoplePleaser | DubiousPeoplePleaser

Dad's past isn't perfect, and that's okay. Hiding you isn't.

almostaliveinside | almostaliveinside

Christian commenter sympathizes with daughter, advises confronting deceitful dad 💔

JHawk444 | JHawk444

Single mom pastor accepted in church, dad's just a dick 😒

HungryBastard9 | HungryBastard9

Christian hypocrisy exposed. NTA comment gains support.

NakedAndAfraidFan | NakedAndAfraidFan

Daughter excluded from dad's church picture; commenter calls out church.

Cane-Dewey | Cane-Dewey

Secrets don't make friends, but confession might save souls. NTA 👍

AggravatingPatient18 | AggravatingPatient18

Calling out Baptist culture for being judgmental and unforgiving 🤔

wind-river7 | wind-river7

Family exclusion and lies? Not very Christian-like 👎

Rebeccaminerva | Rebeccaminerva

Toxic father, cut ties for your own good! 🙅🏻‍♀️

isaiah5417 | isaiah5417

Little brother proves family is more than marriage certificates ❤️

Purple-Valuable-5245 | Purple-Valuable-5245

Commenter calls out hypocrisy in church leader's exclusion. 👏

aquila-audax | aquila-audax

Preacher excludes daughter from church picture, values reputation over family. 💔

Heraonolympia123 | Heraonolympia123

Supportive comment calls out dad's hypocrisy, affirms OP's innocence.

r3alCIA | r3alCIA