Friday, May 8, 2009

The Evils of Prom

A Christian fundamentalist high school in Ohio 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 the Day.

"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.

Does anyone know if private Christian schools in New York have these sorts of rules?

Should students have to comply with school rules even when they are outside of school grounds?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is exactly what makes people talk about Christians with a sour taste in their mouth.