Saturday, May 09, 2009

On protecting our kids from the evils of prom and rock n' roll

Although I think it is ridiculous, I really can't say I'm particularly outraged by this story about a fundamentalist Christian high school in Ohio that is threatening to suspend and bar from graduation one of its seniors if he attends another school's prom with his girlfriend. This boy and his parents knew what they were getting in to when they decided that he should attend a school that "forbids dancing, rock music, hand-holding and kissing." Here's the part that got my attention:
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."
Damn that demon rock music!

It's sad yet unsurprising that, in 2009, some Christianists continue to fight cultural battles that were largely settled by, say, 1959.

1 comment:

Pantograph Trolleypole said...

LOL and they wonder why the super conservative movement isn't hip with the "kids"