Saturday, May 9, 2009

Ohio Christian School Out of Bounds

An Ohio Christian School has forbidden one of its senior students to attend a public school prom because there will be dancing and rock music. The student "would not be permitted to attend graduation but would get a diploma once he completes final exams. If (the student) is involved with alcohol or sex at the prom, he will be expelled..." Will the christian school stake out the prom in question and put a tail on the student to determine the latter?

It is amazing that this is the 21st Century and these kinds of incidents are still happening. The student signed a confirmation of the rules when he enrolled, but who would expect that the school would try to control his off campus activities, such as attending a prom? Do schools like these actually believe that they are doing anyone justice, when they try to control every thought and activity?

I recently read an article about a student who attended Bob Jones University in order to write about the school, which has harsh rules governing every thought and activity. In a very fair work, the student wrote that many of the students broke the rules on a regular basis. Frankly, no one is going to get high school and college students, or adults for that matter, to follow such archaic rules for very long.

When will fundamentalists ever learn that they cannot force people to be moral? The Puritans could not do it with hanging and whipping as a consequence for breaking the religious laws. Schools cannot force students to be moral by such archaic rules as those decreed by the Ohio school or by Bob Jones U.

These educational facilities are mini Talibans, who if given the opportunity, would resort to whippings and worse to get their point across. They reflect the atmosphere that would rule this country, should religious fundamentalists ever gain control of the the federal government.


Diane J Standiford said...

So insane. I don't think history is a hot topic for them.

That Baptist Ain't Right said...

More Rule Book Theology of the Godslingers. Instead of teaching the principles of faith, they make rules. Those rules become a rock hanging around people's neck; is an excuse to beat up those who dissent; & a self-validation that =they= are the righteous ones.


Anonymous said...

GMM, you and That Baptist Ain't Right are pretty good at beating up on those that don't see eye to eye with you, if you would care to do an inward look. Where's that love that we are told to extend to our brothers and sisters? Don't fall off your high horse either, guys.

Georgia Mountain Man said...

Just exactly what is your point, anonymous person, who won't put a name on your comment.

foxofbama said...

Google up Leaves of Grass and the Kingdom of God

Great interview today on NPR Fresh Air of Erik Reece, son of fundamentalists who now teaches at U KY.

And the book about the Brown Student who took a year at Falwell's Liberty U seems to me to be a great read for Double Mom