As I posted over on my personal site, Asphalt Eden:
A Christian fundamentalist high school in Ohio recently said one of its students will be suspended if he takes his girlfriend to her prom at a secular school, according to the Associated Press. The Baptist school has an 84-page handbook of rules and has students sign a statement of cooperation. The school forbids dancing, holding hands, and considers rock music "part of the counterculture which seeks to implant seeds of
rebellion in young people's hearts and minds." We wonder if that includes DC Talk and Audio Adrenaline and bet they certainly frown upon Underoath and Haste
"In life, we constantly make decisions whether we are going to please self or please God. [Seventeen-year-old Tyler Frost] chose one path, and the school committee chose the other," said Tim England, principal of Heritage Christian School.
It got me thinking: Should the high-schooler agree with his school? I mean, we do all remember how it turned out on 90210, right? Should he respectfully disagree by making a public statement but still abide by the school's rules? Should he go to prom?Should his parents yank him out of a school that inflicts such rules since his stepdad was quoted as saying he believes his son should be allowed to go to prom? Or, should they teach him the value of loyalty and respect for authority by keeping him in the school? After all, it is just prom.
When should one decide to leave a ministry and hop on over to another one?
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