CALVARY BAPTIST SUSPEND GYRATING STUDENTS

From SHREVEPORT TIMES:

About 40 students between eighth and 12th grade were suspended by Calvary Baptist Academy on Wednesday for their part in one of three videos with students performing the “Harlem Shake.” The videos feature members of the school’s baseball and wrestling teams, as well as a high school English class. School officials say the video is “vulgar” because of the students’ attire and gyrations.

Oh, for goodness sake. If my secondary school had overreacted like this every time a student did something potentially embarrassing there wouldn't have been any kids left in the school by the end of the first semester.

Of course, this has nothing to do with the school's image and everything to do with the men who run the place having complete control of the students, what they think, what they say, what they do. This is the same in pretty much all religious institutions. The Southern Baptists are merely a rather extreme example. But at least they are honest unlike churches in the Anglican Communion, for example, whose in charge people pretend in public to be so very liberal and freedom loving whilst privately keeping a very tight rein on every aspect of their organisations by judicious dismissal and silencing of any of its members who are prepared to say out loud that their emperors have no clothes, so to speak.

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CALVARY BAPTIST SUSPEND GYRATING STUDENTS — 3 Comments

  1. I agree with you MP. But just as an FYI, there was a report on my local NYC radio station this morning to the effect that many Harlem residents are embarrased by the numerous depictions of what they believe to be bogus Harlem Shuffles.

  2. Legit or no, EVERYBODY’s doin’ the Harlem Shake (Hey, be grateful: it finally got rid of that ridiculous “Gangnam Style” thang!)