NM School Suspends Students for Sharing Bible Verses

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  1. freeatlast

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    bad link


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    I found the article by going to the magazine and then at the bottom of the news page was a link.

    I'd like to hear the school's side of the story. Not that I'm defending the school but I'd like to hear if there are any restrictions in place against students giving their teachers anything. I'd like to know if this is an across the board thing or just for Christian students.
     
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    The group has done several such giveaway programs with the objects handed out tied to Bible verses. Apparently the school decided it was too much.

    The Christian group has also handed out sandwiches, hot chocolate, and candy canes in the past to the student body and faculty. Some also distributed rocks with affirming words like "U are wonderful' painted on one side and "Psalm 139" on the other, as part of their ministry.

    However, Liberty Counsel says that things came to a head when Relentless in Roswell decided to hand out plastic models of unborn babies. The incident, they said, ended up saving the life of a student who said she had planned to commit suicide because of the guilt she felt over her abortion. Liberty Counsel says that when she received a model baby with the scripture "you are fearfully and wonderfully made" she cried and prayed with the students.

    However students were afterwards pulled out of class and instructed by Principal Ruben Bolaños to cease their "Christian" acts because they had made their point.


    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2591497/posts
     
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    I suspect the school is completely in the wrong but I reserve judgment until I can hear the school's side of the story. The pastor said that their motive was not rebellion - and to say that, there must have been some sort of rule in place that they broke. I'd like to know if there was.
     
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    I'd say the rule was that they were told to cease these actions after the plastic baby doll giveaway yet the group went ahead with the donut giveaway. I know if the principal of my school had told me to quit doing something, I would've quit doing it.
     
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    See, I'd see the two things as being different. One is not giving anything controversial to the students but instead showing appreciation to the teachers. Hey, if I was a teacher, I know I'd appreciate the Crispy Creams! LOL
     
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    I wonder what Bible verse it was they slipped between the Krispy Kremes.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Roswell NM. Isn't that where the aliens supposedly landed? Maybe that's one of the reasons they came up with this policy.
     
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    If the principal of my school told me to stop handing out movie tickets, I'd probably stop.

    If he/she told me to stop handing out references to the Word, I'd have to tell them what Paul told those who ordered him to stop.
     
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    In the life of a believer that should only apply to things not pertaining to giving the gospel.
     
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    As believers, we are absolutely told to obey civil authorities. However, as others are saying, there is a clear exception in the furtherence of the Gospel.

    Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.”

    Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men!

    Acts 5:27-29
     
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    Yes, I agree with this. However, I'm having a hard time figuring out how distributing plastic baby dolls is furthering the Gospel.
     
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    Even a donut could be questioned, but my guess is it is to get someone's attention. So are you questioning the method or the the actual presenting of the gospel as this OP was about the presenting of the gospel not about how it was presented?
     
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    If it was as simple as that then why would there be an objection?
     
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    There has to be more to this story.
     
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    I'm questioning the method.
     
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    I think the method is kind of goofy, but they are still within their rights to do it.
     
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    Agreed! :thumbs:
     
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    #20 Jerome, Nov 24, 2011
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