View Full Version : Controversy involving a crazy Christian school in Ohio?

netscape check two
05-08-2009, 12:46 PM
The high school doesn't allow any students to go to dances, hold hands, kiss, or listen to rock and roll music? lol One of the students is going to get suspended for going to his girlfriend's prom at her school. lol

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.

Frost's stepfather Stephan Johnson said the school's rules should not apply outside the classroom.

"He deserves to wear that cap and gown," Johnson said.

Frost said he thought he had handled the situation properly. Findlay requires students from other schools attending the prom to get a signature from their principal, which Frost did.

"I expected a short lecture about making the right decisions and not doing something stupid," Frost said. "I thought I would get his signature and that would be the end."

England acknowledged signing the form but warned Frost there would be consequences if he attended the dance. England then took the issue to a school committee made up of church members, who decided to threaten Frost with suspension.

"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.

The handbook for the 84-student Christian school says rock music "is part of the counterculture which seeks to implant seeds of rebellion in young people's hearts and minds."

England said Frost's family should not be surprised by the school's position.

"For the parents to claim any injustice regarding this issue is at best forgetful and at worst disingenuous," he said. "It is our hope that the student and his parents will abide by the policies they have already agreed to."

The principal at Findlay High School, whose graduates include Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, said he respects, but does not agree with, Heritage Christian School's view of prom.

"I don't see (dancing and rock music) as immoral acts," Craig Kupferberg said.


Olive Oil Goombah
05-08-2009, 01:43 PM
nice work Heritage Christian School....way too ruin kids lives and turn them into radical fundamentalists.

We need more of those like Ghostface needs eskimo pies

05-09-2009, 12:26 AM

05-09-2009, 12:35 AM
sounds more muslim..........

05-09-2009, 01:03 AM
somebody need to read the bible

its full of prostitutes murder genoside sodamy and incest

not the most moral of book

05-09-2009, 01:08 AM
Sometimes not fitting in to a society is the best way to survive

05-09-2009, 01:11 AM
and the other time being the down fall of socity is the beast way to live

05-09-2009, 04:09 AM
If i wanted to open a restaurant that said "We service only for people who wear a purple shirt" and a cat walks in with a yellow polo, i'd tell him NO! He had been warned.

drippie k
05-09-2009, 08:48 AM
the kid n his parents signed an agreement..not saying that the school's rules aren't totally retarded but they knew how these crazy ass christians were and still signed the papers

and since when do christian school officials become the word of the lord???

05-09-2009, 09:33 AM
....and then christians wonder why they get made fun of?

Art Vandelay
05-09-2009, 09:38 AM
this story makes me proud that i am an athiest.

but i do agree with drippie k. his parents sent him to this crazy ass private school. the signed the agreement. they knew what they were getting in to.