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Studentís diploma withheld after he Tebowed on stage during graduation
LarryBrownSports.com ^ | 5/22/12 | Larry Brown

Posted on 05/22/2012 5:25:00 PM PDT by GSWarrior

A high school senior’s diploma was withheld after he Tebowed on stage during his graduation ceremony last weekend.

17-year-old Chuck Shriner played football for Fort Myers Catholic school and thought Tebowing after crossing the stage would make his ceremony “fun” and “memorable.” While his move elicited plenty of laughs, it didn’t go over well with the school’s administration. Shriner’s diploma was withheld at the behest of his mother, who is also a teacher at the school.

“They said what I did would give underclassmen inspiration to do something else, that it might lead to something else,” Shriner said about the administration’s reaction, according to the Naples Daily News. “So they were trying to set an example.”

Shriner actually had to clean the school’s gym as punishment, and his diploma was turned over to his mother who held it to discipline her son. Chuck unsurprisingly had no regrets.

“Moment in my life I’ll never forget, getting my diploma taken away for doing the Tebow on stage in front of (Principal John) Cavell. So worth it,” Shriner posted on his Facebook page.

Shriner shouldn’t be surprised about his punishment. Had he followed the news, he would have learned that a few students were suspended for Tebowing last December.


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People need to lighten up.
1 posted on 05/22/2012 5:25:05 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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withheld at the behest of his mother

What a be-yotch.

2 posted on 05/22/2012 5:26:49 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: GSWarrior

People living in this country are so spoiled that they wake up in the morning just looking for things that “offend” them. They sure do love to whine in America these days.


3 posted on 05/22/2012 5:27:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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Tebowing, giving thanks to God Almighty, amazing that a Catholic School should discipline someone that got the message they were teaching since Kindergarten.


4 posted on 05/22/2012 5:28:04 PM PDT by Billyv (Freedom isn't Free! Get off the sidelines!)
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At least he didn’t moon the principal.


5 posted on 05/22/2012 5:28:55 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: GSWarrior

At least he didn’t moon the principal.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 5:29:00 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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But if he would have yelled “Vote Obama!” they would of added “with honors” to his diploma.
7 posted on 05/22/2012 5:31:00 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: GSWarrior

I know who Tebow is but I don’t know what “Tebowing” looks like. Anything like the Macarana?


8 posted on 05/22/2012 5:32:08 PM PDT by PapaNew
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Tebowing, giving thanks to God Almighty, amazing that a Catholic School should discipline someone that got the message they were teaching since Kindergarten.

Nothing amazes me about what "Cahtolic" schools or churches do anymore.

9 posted on 05/22/2012 5:33:56 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: MacMattico

Had he shouted Allu Akbahr he would have been a hero


10 posted on 05/22/2012 5:34:35 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: GSWarrior

What a bunch of morons.


11 posted on 05/22/2012 5:34:59 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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I wonder what the ‘punishment’ would have been had he yelled “Allahu Akbar”


12 posted on 05/22/2012 5:39:48 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in Palin/Gingrich)
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Tebowing looks to me like the “great thinker” if you remember that pose.


13 posted on 05/22/2012 5:45:55 PM PDT by GrannyK
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Big mistake. He should have kissed a male classmate and put a condom on a vegetable./very heavy sarcasm

On the bright side, he’ll never have to go back again.


14 posted on 05/22/2012 5:52:12 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Morgana

the really spoiled ones are those who go out of their way to offend people


15 posted on 05/22/2012 5:54:43 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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kids mother sounds like a weirdo control freak


16 posted on 05/22/2012 5:58:46 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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I graduated from a Catholic High School and they warned us not to “lose” the cap or we would not receive the diploma. We had to prove we had it before they would hand the diploma. We didn’t get to keep the cap and gown at all.


17 posted on 05/22/2012 5:59:06 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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This is not offensive, it is disruptive. This did not happen at a talent show.


18 posted on 05/22/2012 6:00:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks GSWarrior.
Shriner's diploma was withheld at the behest of his mother, who is also a teacher at the school.
Well, sure, because Tebowing leads inexorably to the next school massacre by homosexual atheists.


19 posted on 05/22/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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17-year-old Chuck Shriner played football for Fort Myers Catholic school and thought Tebowing after crossing the stage would make his ceremony “fun” and “memorable.” While his move elicited plenty of laughs, it didn’t go over well with the school’s administration.

I take this a bit different than most of you apparently.

Graduation should be solemn and monumental occasion not to be treated with levity which apparently is what this boy did.

Today nothing is treated with seriousness by the youth and they are picking this up for the most part from their elders.

Consider that Monday is Memorial Day. How many of us will be out Monday morning to sunrise services with our young children and teach them to treat the honored heroes of past wars with the respect they are due?

From his own words it is obvious that he was not having a moment of prayer to offer thanks to G-d but he was playing the clown. I am in total agreement with the school and his mother. It is quite obvious that this is not a mature man but a child.

Our society has almost completely lost our cultures foundation stone. We no longer have solemn days of remembrance or mark days of transition such as a graduation once was. So our youth are not learning to respect elders or authority because we do not teach them the importance of these occasions. A graduation should be right of passage but now it is no more that a meaningless reason to throw a party.

If we do not teach our children to respect even an important moment in their own lives how are they ever going to respect the nation or their fellow citizens?

Traditions are important. They are the cement that bind a culture and we are loosing that bond.

Sorry but I think our society has taken “Lightening UP” too far.

20 posted on 05/22/2012 6:01:49 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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