Friday, December 16, 2011


Dawn Boyle
...for praying?
If you are a football fan you most likely have heard of Tim Tebow andTebowing, which was made headlines for his devotion to his faith and displaying that on the sidelines during games. Two students in Riverhead, New York have been suspended for one-day on Wednesday, after three days of taking a knee with their foreheads resting on their fists and apparently clogging the hallway of their school. Reports said that the students had been Tebowing all week, starting Monday. It was meant to be a joke, only paying homage to one of pro football's newest stars. But other students started joining in and administrators claimed it had become a disturbance. District officials reportedly told the students that the celebration was making it unsafe for students walking the hall in between classes.

I have to say this is probably the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard and if this was any other religious or cultural gesture the school would not be suspending students, rather jockeying a litigation team to deal with being sued.

In the world we live in where kids are bullying others and committing suicide due to the bullying - give me a break! Even if it started out as a joke for these students wouldn't we want our kids to display signs of Faith rather than signs of hate?


  1. hi just registered ,, tina

  2. I'm sure they were warned to stop. They were mocking it, not really praying! And were probably punks about it, and were given the suspension. You don't just get suspended for getting on one knee. Clearly, there is more to this story that isn't public.