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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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To: GSWarrior

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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To: GSWarrior
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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To: GSWarrior

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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To: PapaNew

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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To: metmom; wintertime; JenB

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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To: GSWarrior

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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To: Billyv

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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To: FlingWingFlyer

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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To: GSWarrior
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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To: PapaNew
Tebowing tebowing Pictures, Images and Photos
21 posted on 05/22/2012 6:01:54 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: PapaNew

It is a Masonic ritual.


22 posted on 05/22/2012 6:02:44 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: GSWarrior; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

23 posted on 05/22/2012 6:05:19 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: PapaNew

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

I had to look it up. The “Internet” seems to define it as:

(vb) to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.

That’s what thanking/praising God in public (assuming the public isn’t thanking/praising God at the time) is called these days.

Pretty much rules out any public display of affection for God and makes fun of a popular Christian at the same time.

Left wing freaks who don’t follow football seem to be especially annoyed with him, hopeful of his injury, etc.


24 posted on 05/22/2012 6:06:05 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Pontiac

Thank you, Pontiac. The culture has been every bit as much debased as the Constitution, and it behooves us to defend both if we are to reclaim our nation from the barbarians.


25 posted on 05/22/2012 6:08:13 PM PDT by Wife of D28Man
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To: GSWarrior

Damn, that’s sad to have an atheist mother.


26 posted on 05/22/2012 6:09:41 PM PDT by jocon307
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I don't get it. When you are walking across the stage at a graduation ceremony, you already have your diploma. So how can it be withheld? Maybe the article meant to say it was "taken away." Journalism can be so sloppy nowadays.

My first reaction upon reading this was that a student was being punished for kneeling in prayer on the stage ("Tebowing") but it appears that the boy might not have been truly praying at all but mocking the "Tebowing" gesture. If so, perhaps he deserves to be disciplined for his action.

27 posted on 05/22/2012 6:14:46 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Pontiac

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

I have been to several HIGH SCHOOL graduations over the years, including my own a few decades back, and there are always a few who do SOMETHING, wave, bow to the class, whatever.

THINK: Why is THIS a Big Media issue? Why are they publishing THIS?

“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. “

Yes, he is 17.

He did not streak across the stage, he said no vile words. He dropped to one knee, and BIG MEDIA HAS TOLD US HE TE-BOWED. Big Media told us that and you bought it without question.

I think your response was EXACTLY what Big Media was looking for, with the added bonus that thanking God is now considered “lightening up” and “playing the clown”.

All because Big Media told us he “te-bowed” at HIGH SCHOOL graduation.


28 posted on 05/22/2012 6:16:40 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Pontiac

+1 My thoughts exactly.

I opened this thread expecting to be supportive of the young man, but the flags popped up in this order:
Catholic school - hmmmm?
Kid thought it would be fun - whaaa?
Mom asked school to withhold diploma - Mom probably knows what she’s doing.


29 posted on 05/22/2012 6:18:16 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: Pontiac

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

BTW, I agree with you, but this doesn’t seem all it’s cracked up to be, especially as how his mother who works there is reportedly holding it up.

I don’t trust the media at all when it comes to reporting anything, ESPECIALLY politics and religion.

I try to be more tolerant at HS assemblies these days. Kids don’t just clap, they SCREAM as loud as they can. That bothers me more than individual but not indecent public personal displays like bowing, etc.


30 posted on 05/22/2012 6:26:48 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: jocon307

“Damn, that’s sad to have an atheist mother.”

Looks like it wouldn’t have made the news otherwise — since she is reportedly holding up the diploma.

FU Big Media!!!!


31 posted on 05/22/2012 6:29:55 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: napscoordinator

“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.”

Wow, I remember being told that at PUBLIC school!


32 posted on 05/22/2012 6:31:47 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Pontiac
I don't agree with you.

I see a potential future beloved CEO, and hope for the USA in his action!

His elders have managed to saddle him, and his entire generation, with a dysfunctional society and a crippling national debt.

At the very least he managed to tastefully maintain and display a sence of humor...and playfully steal the focus back towards the individual achievements of the actual graduates, and away from the solemn pompous ceremony of the “administration”.

33 posted on 05/22/2012 6:37:09 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: GSWarrior

“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.”

SUSPENDED at graduation last December?

Nope, had to be some assembly and he probably knew he wasn’t supposed to do this anyway, but figured, “What are they gonna do, suspend me at graduation?”

Big deal was he/they bowed.


34 posted on 05/22/2012 6:38:03 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: GSWarrior

Principal’s facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/john.cavell

I wrote him a note:
You’re making the news. Denying the kid 12 years worth of work for a kneel-prayer?! Come on.


35 posted on 05/22/2012 6:44:12 PM PDT by Tigercap
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His mother is a teacher att he school.

That explains it.

Union member, atheist, banana condom teacher.


36 posted on 05/22/2012 6:49:34 PM PDT by Venturer
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I saw this on a USA Today site but we are blocked from post their stuff. So I used this sports blog instead.


37 posted on 05/22/2012 6:52:30 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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She presented him the diploma the following day after he cleaned up the gymnasium.


38 posted on 05/22/2012 6:59:37 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: treetopsandroofs
He did not streak across the stage, he said no vile words. He dropped to one knee, and BIG MEDIA HAS TOLD US HE TE-BOWED. Big Media told us that and you bought it without question.

Actually I think the Big Media probably reported this just as a fluff human interest story.

But if they did have some kind of agenda I think the slant that the;y would push is more along the lines that you are drawing. Consider that this is a Catholic school and that this kid was having a bit of fun. What does the media consistently attack? Catholics. And what do the media always try to defend? Kids having a bit of harmless fun.

Yes the media has been on the attack for Te-Bow displaying his faith but this kid was not doing that he was pantomiming Te-Bow for the fun of it he stated as much.

39 posted on 05/22/2012 7:03:51 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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To: GSWarrior

his mother is a real jerk.....


40 posted on 05/22/2012 7:06:35 PM PDT by cherry
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“She presented him the diploma the following day after he cleaned up the gymnasium.”

Good.

I’m thinking it’s less that she was an atheist and more that he EMBARRASSED her.

At any rate, Big Media ran with it to generate Pontiac’s reaction and ridicule for Tebow/Christianity.

And yes, he acted up when he shouldn’t have at a “solemn” ceremony, but I’ve been to a bunch of high school ones and always seen one or two do something stupid.

Big Media was in this to spike Christianity.


41 posted on 05/22/2012 7:07:41 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: sarasmom
and playfully steal the focus back towards the an individual achievements of the actual graduates, and away from the solemn pompous ceremony of the “administration”.

I sense a bit of the 60’s counter culture rebellion is you;)

Your not wearing bell bottoms are you?

42 posted on 05/22/2012 7:32:50 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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To: GSWarrior

makes ya wonder who the kids are.. His Mom is a teacher? that explains it.


43 posted on 05/22/2012 7:35:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Venturer
Union member, atheist, banana condom teacher.

Not at a Catholic school my friend.

NO unions, definitely no condoms and you would have to be a closet atheist.

44 posted on 05/22/2012 7:36:14 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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To: GSWarrior; null and void

Can’t have any individuality now, can we?!


45 posted on 05/22/2012 7:44:04 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (every time a liberal gets pissed off an angel gets their wings.)
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To: GilesB

Oh yeah, every mom always knows just the right thing to do and never makes a mistake.


46 posted on 05/22/2012 7:50:55 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (every time a liberal gets pissed off an angel gets their wings.)
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To: GSWarrior
Shriner’s diploma was withheld at the behest of his mother,

Mom's the boss. Her kid, her call.

47 posted on 05/22/2012 7:55:54 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: GSWarrior

Catholic school. Tebow’s a Protestant. Scandal.


48 posted on 05/22/2012 8:04:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Churches are full of hypocrites you say? Welcome: there's always room for one more.)
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To: patton

If the Masons steal/borrow something that takes it away from non Masons? It’s like what we let happen to “gay.”


49 posted on 05/22/2012 8:07:43 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Churches are full of hypocrites you say? Welcome: there's always room for one more.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
Mom's the boss. Her kid, her call.

Mom's an abuser.

And she does not have absolute authority. "Her kid" is not her property. The use of her power is supposed to wane as the child reaches adulthood. To use it so brutally at such a late age, especially if it's believed to be appropriate, means the boss mom screwed up raising him- probably by abusing her power all along, by the looks of it.

He's 17 and graduating. Using power has repercussions. At 18 he should walk out on her and let her glory in her power for a decade without him. If she misses him, she can hug the diploma she withheld, and revel in her "power."

That's just my way of saying she was a jerk, if you didn't catch that.

50 posted on 05/22/2012 8:09:52 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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