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To: Stone Mountain

I believe his parents did not stop him once he made the choice to follow his own beliefs. His father, as he even stated, told him what the results would be...Jail.

How could someone of true faith tell his son "Hey, it's the right thing to do. Christ would do it, sure, and he would be pleased by those actions... but you will get in trouble, so don't do it." Great message to send.

We need more parents to teach their children to stand for good, regardless of what is in their way.


39 posted on 09/01/2005 10:13:05 AM PDT by MadeInAmerica
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To: MadeInAmerica
How could someone of true faith tell his son "Hey, it's the right thing to do. Christ would do it, sure, and he would be pleased by those actions... but you will get in trouble, so don't do it." Great message to send.

This actually makes my point. Tell the child something that will make it seem heroic for him to carry out this action and surprise, he goes and carries it out. This is why children shouldn't be used in political causes - they are easily manipulated, particularly by their parents. I can't believe a 10-year-old who, for instance, got arrested for trespassing while protesting the war in Iraq would get the same kind of consideration here that this boy is getting now. But it's the same thing. Children are indoctrinated, for good or for bad, by their parents. Most of us realize that using a child for political propaganda purposes (and make no mistake, that's what is happening here) is wrong whether or not we agree with the child.
49 posted on 09/01/2005 10:20:59 AM PDT by Stone Mountain
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