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Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

Posted on: December 16, 2011 9:59 am
Edited on: December 16, 2011 10:12 am
 
By Will Brinson

The world, in case you didn't realize it, is obsessed with Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

The latest example was Rick Perry name-checking the Denver quarterback during Thursday's Republican debate.

As if Tebow didn't have enough unnecessary controversy surrounding him, though, there's a story coming out of a New York high school, where a group of teens were suspended for Tebowing in their school's hallway.

The logic for the suspensions? The students were clogging up the hallways.

Tebowing, in case you didn't know, involves going to one knee in a prayer-like fashion during normal, daily activities. And in this case, screaming "TE-BOWWWW! TEEEE-BOWWWW!"



"Basically I took part in this to show tribute to Tim Tebow," one student said. "He's an ideal role model. He's a winner, he's a leader he has great faith. I thought eventually they would tell us to stop but I didn't expect a suspension by any means. I think it's an overreaction.

"I don't think it's that big a deal -- we're showing tribute to a role model. He's not a guy doing steroids or drugs or anything like that. He's an ideal role model. People should look up to him."

The school rescinded a pair of the suspensions, but as I understand, two students are still in trouble.

"It’s wonderful that our students look up to sports heroes such as Mr. Tebow, but we can’t allow students to create unsafe situations in school," Riverhead superintendent Nancy Carney said. "Students cannot block hallways and prevent other students from getting to class."

Not mentioned in that statement: "if I let kids go buck wild with prayer-like gestures, I'm going to get sued!"

Perhaps in the future if the students want to to imitate Tebow, they should simply run around swinging their arms through the air like they have poor throwing mechanisms or something.

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Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

This is disgusting.  How are you going to suspend students for doing this and feel justified by it?  I'm pretty sure that these students doing the "Tebowing" weren't trying to "create unsafe conditions in school."  The real reason is you're afraid of the backlash from a buch of loudmouth morons who can't keep their opinions to themselves.  You know, I find it ironic...the atheists protest constantly about these "religious demonstrations" in schools and government.  They don't want those beliefs shoved down their throats.  Yet, it's perfectly okay that their opinions are known and shoved down the Christian's throats.  Their beliefs are the common practice in school despite the offense its creating on the majority religious.  I am not trying to say atheism is wrong.  Not even trying to say that all atheists are morons.  However, its the vocal few that make hypocritical morons out of themselves that I can't stand.  It's the same way I feel about hypocritical Christians...go figure.  That's why I'm trying to start a new practice...it's called "mind your own business."  I think if people stopped worrying about what others were doing, we wouldn't have these kinds of issues.  That goes for people of any background.  Mind.  Your.  Own.  Business.

igglesakanoring...you are the biggest tool in history.  Hope you feel better now that you've wrote back-to-back posts blathering on about nothing.  Maybe if you had something intelligent to say people might pay attention to your opinions.  In the meantime, you probably need to find something better to do.  Don't be the poster boy for birth control.




Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

Stop allowing women to make decisions and have power and these problems will solve themselves.  Seriously.  I didn't need to look at the name to know it would be a woman.  India and China don't let women run businesses into the ground and screw up academics, and that's why even though both of those nations are piss poor they're still beating the ever lasting snot out of us now in everything. 


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Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 1:13 pm
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Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 12:01 pm
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

I wonder if they would have been suspended if they would have toook out their prayer mats, faced east and prayed to allah. Let me think.... probably not.


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Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 11:28 am
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Posted on: December 16, 2011 11:25 am
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Since: Aug 6, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2011 11:17 am
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

LOL!!!  Agreed!  Just kids being kids.... until, the hammer drops and they need to conjure up a manipulative spin.



Since: Nov 25, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 11:01 am
 

Tebowing NY teens suspended by high school

Merry Christmas to you too..  Wow, those are some very hateful things you posted..  Even if those things were true. You should not hold on tho them. Obviously you are very offended by people of faith. However, just as in any painful situation, it is tht harbor of the hurt feelings that is ultimatly the one who suffers. Let it go man.


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