prom

photo by Anndie

 

Imagine this. You pay for your smart, responsible 17-year-old son to attend a small, private religious high school for four years. His girlfriend is also a high school senior, but at a local public school. Her prom is coming, and of course your son plans to be her date.

Sounds normal enough except that your son's school is vehemently against rock music and dance. If he takes his girl to the prom, he will be suspended from classes and receive an "incomplete" on remaining assignments. He also would not be permitted to attend graduation but would get a diploma once he completes final exams.

I wish this were one of the fictitious scenarios I've posted in the past. But it's not. This is a real story happening in Findlay, Ohio to a young man named Tyler Frost. The Heritage Christian School's handbook says rock music "is part of the counterculture which seeks to implant seeds of rebellion in young people's hearts and minds."

Heavy.

How would you handle this if this were your son?