The Airing of Grievances
Monday, November 15, 2004
What Would Jesus Do?
Strange, strange world we live in. Check out this story about the principal of an Alaskan high school who was fired for engaging in disciplinary tactics he says were inspired by Jesus.
When the two seniors, 17 and 18, got caught kissing girls in front of younger students in late October, Principal Unfreid said that while contemplating what discipline to hand out, he woke at 3 a.m. and prayed how to avoid expelling them. He said that was when he remembered years ago he had cured his son of chronic lying by telling his son to hit him with a wooden ladle instead of spanking the youngster.Mama and Papa Chiles, you reading? If so, next time yours truly gets out of line, please be sure to ask yourself what Jesus would do. Thanks.
Later at school, Unfreid walked the boys down to a basement room with [teacher Joe] Brost. He told them, " 'Guys, this has gotta stop,' " he said. " 'I've let the atmosphere get too lax. I share in this discipline. This is a one-time deal.' " Then the principal took off his belt, gave it to Brost, and instructed the teacher to "discipline me like you would discipline your own son."