What's the purpose of a Christian School? To teach and encourage or to sit in judgement of students demanding absolute perfection..., or else? A young woman, 18 years of age and a Senior at one of our Christian Schools here in town wanted a dog. Her father refused to allow her to have one. Not long ago one of her father's employees presented her with a puppy. She didn't ask this guy for a dog..., he just presented it to her. Well, dad went balistic, daughter got mad, home life exploded and she moved in with her brother. Nothing more acutally, than a typical family dispute that would probably have worked itself out..., except for..., a nosy demigod masquerading as a Baptist Preacher and Head Master. The boy ain't right! Somehow, the Head Master of the school discovered she had moved out..., probably the result of a (GIT) Gossiper In Training and informed this student that if she did not move back home with her parents she would be kicked out of school. This revelation didn't sit very well as the student graduates this coming June (in two months) so she dug her heels in as she felt the School should butt out of their personal family life. Yes, in two months she was to graduate from High School. I can't believe it!!! This young woman didn't take to running the streets in the buff nor did she start hanging out in one of our local bars, no, she moved in with her brother because of a spat with her father. Her brother graduated two years ago from this same Christian School. It seems to me this Head Master has over-stepped his authority by butting into a family situation and, this action against this student will result in a life time of punishment in that she will end up with a GED vice a Certificate of Graduation. In my most humble opinion..., and I do mean most humble opinion..., several men from the congregation needs to take this Head Master out behind the barn and whomp up on him a bit. Now I know that Private Christian Schools have the right to develope a standard and expect their students to follow that standard..., but we are dealing with an 18 year old here and a father who lost his cool and everything went high and to the right almost immediately. It happens. So, what say you? Demand total and complete conformity to the mandates of this school, the result of butting into the life of a family? Or jump directly to expulsion from the School? What's the purpose of a Christian School anyway? To teach and encourage or to sit in judgement of students demanding absolute perfection?