This was on the news two days ago and I meant to blog about it sooner but didn’t find the time.
Did you hear about the 8th grade student who got two days of detention for hugging two of her friends goodbye?
It’s true. A school in Illinois has outlawed hugging in school. Another school in Alabama has the same rule, and a kid got detention of hugging a friend who’d lost a parent.
Here’s what the Mascoutah, Illinois School District said regarding their code of
conduct, which prohibits any public displays of affection: "Displays of
affection should not occur on the school campus at any time. It is in
poor taste, reflects poor judgment and brings discredit to the school
and to the persons involved." So hugging a friend who has suffered the death of a parent is in "poor taste"? Oh man. Whoever said that needs their head examined and quick.
Another news report this week was about girls as young as eleven being allowed to obtain birth control pills without their parents’ permission. Eleven???? Have the schools stolen the rights of parents completely? It sure looks like it to me.These are our schools? These are the systems we hand our children and grandchildren over to? It terrifies me what awaits my grandchildren. The world has turned upside down since I was 11 or 13.
The hearts of the sons of men are full of evil, and insanity is in their hearts throughout their lives. (Eccl. 9:3)