Ohio Christian school tells student to skip prom

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  1. optimusprime42

    optimusprime42 Autobot Leader

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    suspend this kid for going to his girlfriends prom

    Ohio Christian school tells student to skip prom

    FINDLAY, Ohio – 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.

    The teen, who is scheduled to receive his diploma May 24, would be suspended from classes and receive an "incomplete" on remaining assignments, England said. Frost also would not be permitted to attend graduation but would get a diploma once he completes final exams. If Frost is involved with alcohol or sex at the prom, he will be expelled, England said.

    Frost's stepfather Stephan Johnson said the school's rules should not apply outside the classroom.

    "He deserves to wear that cap and gown," Johnson said.

    Frost said he thought he had handled the situation properly. Findlay requires students from other schools attending the prom to get a signature from their principal, which Frost did.

    "I expected a short lecture about making the right decisions and not doing something stupid," Frost said. "I thought I would get his signature and that would be the end."

    England acknowledged signing the form but warned Frost there would be consequences if he attended the dance. England then took the issue to a school committee made up of church members, who decided to threaten Frost with suspension.

    "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.

    The handbook for the 84-student Christian school says rock music "is part of the counterculture which seeks to implant seeds of rebellion in young people's hearts and minds."

    England said Frost's family should not be surprised by the school's position.

    "For the parents to claim any injustice regarding this issue is at best forgetful and at worst disingenuous," he said. "It is our hope that the student and his parents will abide by the policies they have already agreed to."

    The principal at Findlay High School, whose graduates include Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, said he respects, but does not agree with, Heritage Christian School's view of prom.

    "I don't see (dancing and rock music) as immoral acts," Craig Kupferberg said.
     
  2. Dinobot Nuva

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    Private schools fail again.
     
  3. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    this is prolly gonna overstep the no talking about religion rule but still that is total BS
     
  4. Vladakris

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    GAHHHHHHHH YOU TEASE ME I WANA SAY IT SOOOOO BAD! FAIL = CHRI......... I cant gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... Thats stupid more reasons for me to hate the stupid religons.
     
  5. Hiraga

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    Can't wait for everybody to judge one religion based upon one incident! Yay!
    MY, religion.

    Really, just a terrible idea overall to post this.

    I'd say fail, but I don't know if that applies here...
     
  6. Optimus Sledge

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    ... nope, I can't think of anything to say that would actually be allowed here.
     
  7. Optimus1986

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    I am a Christian too, but that is totally ridiculous. Don't judge all of us so harshly.

    This is totally unreasonable. What's more, it's unethical.
     
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    Yay!

    Schools teaching blind compliance!
     
  9. EvaUnit13

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    lame. That's why I go to a public school and a laid-back church
     
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    More like trying to turn students into sheeple.
     
  11. iron maniac

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    sheeeesh
    Let the kid go to the prom. :banghead: 
     
  12. hockeygamer40

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    This is totally ridiculous ! And I live in Ohio !

    What is this -- throwback to the 1950s or even the dark ages?
     
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    yeah i agree dont judge us all by this, This thread is in violation of the rules already and yet ppl say their trying not to offend bu then have already done it :rolleyes2 
     
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    Judging a whole religion based on a select group of people would be... the same as banning rock music just because it used to be controversial.

    Christianity is not inherently ignorant. Rock music is not inherently dangerous. People who follow inexplicable moral codes and push them onto other people are pretty ignorant, though. And most of these people just happen to use religion as a shield for their motives.

    I don't know if what I said violates any rules, but I doubt it matters because thread isn't likely to stay here.
     
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    Nice to see the Puritans are still alive and well in the 21st century. :crazy: 
     
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    Not surprised; I went to private schools through highschool and they always came up with the stupidest policies.
     
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    Sup' to all the armchair mods in this thread.



    B-b-b-b-but I thought the public schools were the evil ones taking away people's personal freedoms to make their own choices!! /sarcasm


    Yeah, this is pretty bull on that schools part.
     
  18. Harbinger

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    sigh. i cant comment really. but expulsion? lets go extreeeeeeeeeeeeeme!
     
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    The word "fundamentalist" is an instant red flag, with that their stance is not surprising and this topic isn't very appropriate for discussion here given the rules. I mean you can't divorce this topic from the fundamentalism...
     
  20. FreshDebesh

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    I had a vision while praying...it was me closing this thread.

    Seriously, there's a reason we have rules here. Learn the rules and then decide if its really worth it to make a thread like this or not.
     
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