Dancing is the devil and there will be consequences!

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  1. Bob Cedar profile image58
    Bob Cedarposted 14 years ago

    A kid going to a baptist school in Ohio is threatened with suspension which could prevent him from taking part in the graduation ceremony if he goes with his girlfriend to her prom at her public school. That's B.S. He can't dance or hold hands at his school, but the prom isn't as his school. I think after school hours, off school property he should be able to do what he wants. Man, I hope this kid get's laid, he deserves to.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090508/ap_ … dance_flap

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    girly_girl09posted 14 years ago

    ahahah love the last line of that comment.

    I think it's absolutely ridiculous, too; absolutely not the schools concern.

  3. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    School obviously thinks differently. I wonder what parents were thinking? Or they received too good education to think?

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    girly_girl09posted 14 years ago

    I wasn't exactly...perfect...in highschool. My parents tried sending me to a baptist school for one semester. Keywords - ONE semester. It was absolutely AWFUL and made things worse so they pulled me out.

    It wasn't as bad as the school this poor kid is dealing with, but pretty close. If I remember correctly, the school I attended for one semester did not even have a prom. Luckily, I wasn't a student there during prom season. It brings back nightmares thinking about the place lol

  5. Bob Cedar profile image58
    Bob Cedarposted 14 years ago

    According to the article, his step dad thinks it's garbage also. Pretty much said the same thing I did, not that school's function on that school's property so that school's rules shouldn't apply. 

    LOL it just dawned on me, this poor kid is the living a real life version of "Footloose". Right now as we speak he's practicing his dance moves in a barn so he can show them uptight baptists how he gets...........footloose!

    1. Misha profile image63
      Mishaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      LOL I meant what they were thinking when they placed their kid to religious school? smile

      1. Bob Cedar profile image58
        Bob Cedarposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Ahhhh, I see. Yeah I was kind of wondering that also. Especially with his step dad disagreeing with the school's decision. I would figure if his parents were so religious that their kid had to go to a baptist school they would agree with the school 100%.

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          girly_girl09posted 14 years agoin reply to this

          My parents aren't religious and they made me endure a semester. But they couldn't stand it and pulled me out. lol

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    girly_girl09posted 14 years ago

    Maybe the school is run by Bob Jones University. lol (Can't be cause it's in Ohio...) I remember a recruiter came and spoke to us one day. OH MY GOD! lol Have you heard about all the stuff that they restrict students from doing? If someone wants to do something or abstain from something, it should be from the heart. Not because some institution wants to enforce strict rules. It's not the real world.

    Some examples:

    Only G movies are allowed.
    The University has to approve wherever a student works.
    A couple CANT go on a date together off campus, they must have a chaperone (even to get a cup of coffee).
    If you're a waitress, you can't serve booze at a restaurant.
    Abercrombie & Fitch clothing is not allowed because they are against the company.

    For more VERY interesting reading : http://www.bju.edu/become-a-student/acc … eneral.php

    Who could live like this?

  7. aka-dj profile image64
    aka-djposted 14 years ago

    Probably not the schools fault. Parents should know what the school teaches, and what they stand for. If the father disagrees with school "policy", what was he thinking sending the boy there?
    Imposing rules on anyone wont't change their inner man('s desires).
    Parents' and schools "phylosophy" should be the same (generally), as they will re-enforce each other. If there is a discreppancy there, the kid will be confused as to which is the  "right way" for them. I would say the exact same thing concerning public schools.

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      girly_girl09posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly. That is the problem that I have with really strict schools like Bob Jones. If someone truly wants to live like that, it is their decision and I honestly respect them for it. However, it is not the real world and people need to learn via trial and error.

      Just my two cents. smile

    2. Bob Cedar profile image58
      Bob Cedarposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, but the parents probably agree with the schools rules at school on school property. But a school shouldn't impose it's rule in the kids life away from the school. It's like getting home from school but you still have to wait for a bathroom pass before you can use the bathroom at home.

      1. aka-dj profile image64
        aka-djposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        It's a bit of the classic "pendulum". Too far in either direction is not good.

  8. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 14 years ago

    Yet another example of irrational beliefs producing irrational behavior.

    "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.

    What utter crap. No wonder people despise religion.

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    Tor Hershmanposted 14 years ago

    Here IS the YouTube music video that they should dance to

    Stay on groovin' safari,
    Tor Hershman

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    Ana Louisposted 14 years ago

    There are about two billion christian in the world.  The other two largest religions are Islam and Judaism. 75% of adults in America identity themselves as christians (some think that just believing in God classifies a person as a christian...not so).  so - sorry Mark, but only some people, "despise" religion. 

    The dancing issue is not about religion in general, but rather denomotion.  Not all Baptist churches (there are different sects of Baptist), hold the same doctrines.  Some do not believe, in dancing, rock music, kissing before marriage,...that is their right. Some believe that sin is a matter of the heart and intent, not the forced adherence to rules. One should always read the school handbook, and talk with the princlple, or school administrator when enrolling your child, in christian - or any other religous school, especially if you are not familiar with the religon.

    Even public shools, depending on state and county, can sometimes come up with some off the wall "doctrines."

    Anyway, I agree with this young man. He workded for his diploma and it should be given to him.  The church does not have the right to judge his personal life if he is not a member of that religion and has not sworn to uphold its covenets, and I don't think any school should have to right to with-hold from any student a deploma that has been earned.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I can introduce you to a christian site claiming 4 million members that despises other religions. Do they count?

      As I recall - jesus despised religion. So I am in good company. wink

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    Leta Sposted 14 years ago

    Um, is this 2009?  Utterly ridiculous.

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    Todddzillaposted 14 years ago

    Often the Baptist establishment forgets their roots and man's law rather than God's law is observed.

    2 Samuel 6:14 (New International Version)

    14 David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all his might,

    Ecclesiastes 3:4 (New International Version)

    4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
           a time to mourn and a time to dance,

    I am a Baptist (ex-Lutheran) and I love to dance, but my wife is still afraid of "breaking the rules".  I like a good Scotch too.

    I hope the boy follows his heart, that will be the voice of God.


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