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Christian school to teen: Skip prom

May 9th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Christian school to teen: 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.

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Christian school to teen: Skip prom

Do you know why fundamentalist Baptist folks won’t have sex standing up?? They are afraid that if someone saw them, they might think they were dancing. :?

The American Taliban strikes again. It’s a really good thing that fundamentalist Baptist don’t believe in beheadings, you could still tell the difference between fundamentalist Baptist Taliban and Islamic Taliban I think, no burkas on the Baptists. :P

OK, in all seriousness, does the school have any right to tell this kid what to do away from their school? Obviously his school isn’t going to have a prom, so, why do they care if he goes to one with his girlfriend?

In all fairness, the kid and his family knew the rules going in, and obviously they accepted them, or the kid wouldn’t be attending this fundamentalist Baptist school. Could the kid have just not told anyone at his fundamentalist Baptist school that he was going? He must have told someone, otherwise, how did the school officials know?

Yeah, right, like that’s going to happen. A 17 year old kid that’s never even been to a dance NOT tell his buddies he’s going to the prom?? Even as old as I am, I still remember some of those *1st time* happenings, you just had to tell someone.

Rules are rules and if that’s the choices the kids and his family made, to attend this school, he really has to abide BY their rules or suffer the consequences. Me? I would have managed to get myself expelled from that school ASAP. That’s exactly what I did in 7th grade, my mother decided that we were going to attend a private Catholic school, that was a disaster.

School should be about getting a well rounded education, and that entails a social education as well as an academic one.

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