….IF YOU’RE STILL A VIRGIN
The victory by California Lutheran High School at the 4th Court of Appeals may be a hollow victory for the cause of Christianity and private Christian high schools everywhere.
Now that the sexual curiosity of two adolescent teenaged girls has been nailed to a cross, how will Wildomar’s most famous high school (this is national news already!) deal with adolescent sexual experimentation and curiosity if two heterosexual teens (must be a boy and a girl) are discovered to be exploring each other behind the football stadium stands? Another expulsion, followed by litigation?
Can any adult respond with a straight face and tell Wildomar Magazine that their conduct as Christian adolescents was always consistent with their Christian moral teachings? Can anyone convince Zak that the current student body attending California Lutheran High School has no other youth with unsure passions driven by their changing bodies and developing appetites?
Thus, the ongoing hypocrisy of a church culture attempting to legislate Christian morality continues to damage a small but important portion of another generation of youth. There may be others in the high school, struggling with their sexual identity as many humans do, that will have to be much more careful of their personal conduct, lest they be caught for not being chaste.
Zak does not disapprove of teenagers struggling with their moral values and standards. It is better to have moral values and standards to struggle with, rather than unrestrained sensuality.
But “adult” leaders would be much wiser and more Christ-like by being available to all of the teens in their schools and be ready to give answers to their personal questions, even if the answer is “I don’t know for sure but…..” At the very least, that would be more human and grace-filled.
However, enforcing moral standards through contentious litigation will not bring glory to the school or to Jesus. Rather, the hypocritical posture “achieved” through this appellate decision is likely to be mocked by the very students attending classes now. Is each of them a virgin? If not, shouldn’t they be expelled for failing to live up to the school’s standards?
However, we cannot know the secrets of the students. (I’m sure that the students know “who” is into “what”). The school’s leadership must now be monitoring their student’s behaviors with great zeal, given this “win.”
Zak, of course, doesn’t want to know. But Zak would want the students of California Lutheran High School to know that their moral “failings” are subject to God’s marvelous grace and His creatures are allowed to learn and grow from their personal “failings.”
Next week, Wildomar Magazine will be conducting a national survey of the male leadership of all evangelical churches, asking the following question: “Have you ever committed the Sin of Onan while leading your congregation?” (Colorado pastors will be exempted for the time being).
Those who honestly answer “yes” will be forgiven for being human.
Those who answer “no” are likely liars and hypocrites.
Lemme see your hands.
Comments may be made to Zak at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, let he/she who is without sin save their comments for their hypocrisy support group “share time.”