Anyone who promotes righteousness is branded a fundamentalist, extremist, etc. 
No wonder more Muslims are branded this title so often.


Ohio Christian school tells student to skip prom
May 8, 2009
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 

"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.

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