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Ohio Christian school tells student to skip prom

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posted on May, 9 2009 @ 01:46 AM
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Ohio Christian school tells student to skip prom


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A student at a fundamentalist Baptist school that forbids dancing, rock music, hand-holding and kissing will be suspended if he takes his girlfriend to her public high school prom, his principal said.

Despite the warning, 17-year-old Tyler Frost, who has never been to a dance before, said he plans to attend Findlay High School's prom Saturday.

Frost, a senior at Heritage Christian School in northwest Ohio, agreed to the school's rules when he signed a statement of cooperation at the beginning of the year, principal Tim England said.
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posted on May, 9 2009 @ 01:46 AM
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The bit that really gets me is :


"In life, we constantly make decisions whether we are going to please self or please God. (Frost) chose one path, and the school committee chose the other," England said.


So, the school committee speaks for God? That's new to me.

I'm not a Christian, but as far as my understanding goes, nothing in the Bible outlaws having safe, legal fun with friends.

Did Jesus not pretty much have a party involving drinking just before he died?

I can understand that the particular Baptist sect they are a member of is fairly strict, but to me all this decision says is that the school does not trust its students to make the right decision for themselves.

If they were educated well enough about the 'right' things to do in such situations, the school wouldn't have to worry about allowing them into tempting situations. Their faith and dedication should win over right?

Spending life being protected from the world is only going to make you soft. As a teenager you have to go out and experience things, make the mistakes yourself.

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posted on May, 9 2009 @ 01:51 AM
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Originally posted by fooffstarr

A student at a fundamentalist Baptist school that forbids dancing, rock music, hand-holding and kissing


What? People still think like this?

Last I checked, it was 2009. How can there be enough people who think like this anywhere to justify such an institution? People still send their kids to schools like this?

It's almost like those people who lived in those cult compounds, entirely shut off from the outside world. Scary.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 01:54 AM
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Indeed.

I wonder if they even know there is Christian rock music available these days?

Bands like Reliant K, P.O.D. etc.

Sometimes I think the world and humanity have advanced so far in the past 2000 years.

Other times I wonder if we stalled and are still stuck in the middle ages.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 01:55 AM
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this is clearly an example of how religion manipulates and controls an enslaved populace.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 01:57 AM
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Private school. The parents new the rules and paid for their son to go there.

How is that being enslaved and manipulated?

They knew the rules.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 01:58 AM
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Did I just wake up on the set of "Footloose?"


Kevin Bacon, you're up!

They probably don't want the kid to go cause Saturday is book barbeque night.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 02:04 AM
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Question is: Why should the school be able to dictate what students do outside of school hours?

The guy is going to his girlfriend's prom at a different school.

That is like my primary school telling me I'm expelled for not wearing my hat in the sun on a Saturday.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 02:09 AM
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Three threads so far, pertaining the same title and exclamations.

Need I say more?



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 02:10 AM
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God doesn't want us to hold hands... didn't you read the Bible?

"Thou Shalt never hold thee hand of another, thou shalt never engage in promiscuous movements of thee body to thee sound of music. Thou shalt always put thy stick up thy arse to please God, and never shalt thee enjoy life!"

That was from um .. the book of Mathew?

Hope this kid knows he just earned himself a one way ticket to eternal damnation.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 02:11 AM
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It's a private school, he signed a contract. End of story sadly.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 02:12 AM
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Doesn't matter.

The parents knew the rules and still paid money for their son to go there.

If they had a problem with the rules they had the choice of sending him elsewhere.

As long as the rules doesn't harm the students a private school can set whatever rules they want. It is the parents choice to have their children go to that school and have to follow the rules.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 02:59 AM
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It does matter. Even if he signed a contract to abide by the schools rules, those rules only pertain to when he is actually in the school, during school hours. They have no right at all to dictate to him what he can or can't do during his own time outside of school. The prom at a different school that he would be attending in his private life is of no business of that school.

End of story.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 03:05 AM
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They may call themselves a Christian school, but they are not. They are into mind control, exactly like the nutters who live in great wealth with multiple wives and make their followers live in poverty.

I wish that boy would get out of that environment. These people are twisted./



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 03:07 AM
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This is not so much a Christian thing so much as it is a strict Baptist thing. That's where it's mostly coming from. All I can say is unless that's the way you want to live you really don't want to be a Baptist.

If this kid really doesn't agree or want to be a Baptist my advice is to keep screwing around until he gets expelled completely and go to public school. If they're not willing to follow their strange strict ways then that's the completely wrong place for them anyway.

Oh I see he's close to graduation. Looks like they got him just where they want him. Oh well, that's what you get when you deal with the crazies.
[edit on 9-5-2009 by tinfoilman]

[edit on 9-5-2009 by tinfoilman]



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 03:12 AM
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If that is true, then Baptists are not Christians. They call themselves Christians but they are trying to stifle young people - the very opposite of what Christ did. Christ did not stifle anyone, and anyone who does is definitely not a Christian.

I have always had a feeling that Baptists were extreme.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 03:17 AM
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Originally posted by spellbound
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If that is true, then Baptists are not Christians. They call themselves Christians but they are trying to stifle young people - the very opposite of what Christ did. Christ did not stifle anyone, and anyone who does is definitely not a Christian.

I have always had a feeling that Baptists were extreme.


Well to be fair, the few Baptists I know only expect you to act that way if you're a Baptist too and you're willing to accept that life style. I don't think it's fair what they're doing here, but he did join the school. Maybe the parents forced him and they deserve the blame. I don't know, but my school made me do things I didn't agree with either.

In the end the only way to win was to GTFO of there.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 03:18 AM
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I was wondering if he decided to ignore their threats on purpose, so he would be expelled and go to a normal public school.

He may not agree with the Baptist-Christian ideals they're forcing on him. Parents should not be allowed to send kids to religious schools. The children get no choice over the matter, they're forcibly indoctrinated.

[edit on 5/9/2009 by Epic Wolf]



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 03:21 AM
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All schools make kids do things they hate - that is ok, because teenagers hate anything and everything they are told to do.

This is extreme, and damaging to that boy's social development.



posted on May, 9 2009 @ 03:34 AM
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Originally posted by spellbound
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All schools make kids do things they hate - that is ok, because teenagers hate anything and everything they are told to do.

This is extreme, and damaging to that boy's social development.


Well no doubt, but it's a little to late to do much now except complain. Maybe that'll help. Maybe it won't, but as far I know it's not a public school. If it's a private org well they have rights too and they have rights about who stays and who goes.

As far I know it's not the gov coming in here and forcing anything. It's a private person who made a deal with a private org and they can both choose to go their own way at anytime in my opinion. Lesson to be learned? Don't mess around with crazy Baptist people. That's about all I can say.



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