I mentioned a few days ago that 17-year-old Tyler Frost would be suspended if he attended his girlfriend’s high school prom… because Frost attends a fundamentalist Christian school that forbids dancing.
Turns out he went to the dance, anyway. And the school has suspended him.
Frost didn’t go to school Monday. Instead, he and his girlfriend are heading to New York for a Tuesday morning TV interview.
The teen says he’s now getting Facebook and e-mail messages from around the world.
The principal of Heritage Christian School has issued a statement in response. He thinks everyone will understand the situation if only he explains what the Bible says…
When the school committee, many years before I became the principal, set up the policy regarding dancing, I am confident that they had the principle of fleeing lustful situations in mind. The question as I see it is, should a Christian place themselves at an event where young ladies will have low cut dresses and be dancing in them? Isn’t it contrary to the example of Joseph and the verses that I stated?
Jesus did not avoid trouble. He made statements such as, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the Father but by me” (John 14:6). His statements didn’t make Him popular with the world. Can we expect anything else?
First of all, we’re playing the Bible quoting game?
Fine. I’ll play. Here’s Ecclesiastes 3:1-4:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Secondly, the principal’s problem is with low cut dresses?
If anything, girls wear more at Prom, not less.
Good for Tyler for going to the dance. I hope he and his girlfriend had a great time.
Of course, it’s a private school and they can set whatever rules they want. It just doesn’t make sense to me that they would cling to pointless ones.
(Bible quotation via The J-Walk Blog)