Christian Band Sues Rossford Schools

By | March 26, 2005

Christian band sues Rossford schools
This to me is another example of how christians seem to be off track. While I think it’s ironic, and perhaps deserving that the school’s is getting sued because they were afraid of getting sued, but at the same time I don’t really know if this should be the christian response. After all, Jesus didn’t seem to concerned with making a show of power in the political realm. However it seems the basic christian idea now days is that we have to fight for our rights and make everyone know we’re a political force. I realize I may not be explaining this well, but something in this story just doesn’t sit right with me.

I guess maybe it’s like this: by simply fighting back by suing the school, the band is playing by the rules of the world, and thus being no different than anyone else in the world. Would it perhaps have made more of a statement if they choose not to fight back in this way? I guess to me it says something, says that there is more going on than what is seen, to say, “Yes we think we’ve been wronged and disagree with this decision, but we’re going to go along with it.”

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  • gRegor

    I find it ironic that the bands name is “pawn”. haha

    I see what you’re saying. It does seem stupid. It’s like Christians think if we get enough of the “right guys” in power, or force ourselves upon society in just the right way, we’re going to turn the world around and save it.

  • Ron_Juan

    I don’t think that you really did make a point. I mean not to dismiss any personal opinions or feelings you have on this, but consider Acts 16: 35-37. Paul and Silas were put into prison for initially preaching the gospel, but because they were Roman citizens, Paul had a valid beef with the authorities. We are not of this world, but we do have to live in it, and we do have to act according to the rules that have been set in stone to live in peace. In this case it’s beating them on their head with their own words. That is life.
    When the band was told that they couldn’t play because of their affilation with a particular religion, their rights as American citizens were violated, and they were justified. I will agree with gRegor however, that it is ironic that their name is pawn. Even though their complaint is valid, they will be used by the conservative right to shove Christianity down the throat of other people in a totalitarian manner; their religious beliefs will not be the issue, but the republican agenda will be. I hope that I was clear, and unoffensive. I will end on what Jesus told his disciples when he sent them out into the world to proclaim the gospel…be innocent as doves, but shrewd as serpents.
    peace

    • Yeah. That’s a good comment. I was thinking about that… I definitely think people should vote and can use the court system, etc. in the right cases. My beef is with the attitude and importance placed in cases like this. I see it as going along with the cultural phenomenon of vicimization and fighting for your rights. Yeah, there are certainly legitimate claims, but there are some that I think are real stretches.

  • Here’s another thought: what if we as christians spent more time fighting for the rights of others rather than just ourselves? What if we were fighting for the lower class, for african americans, for homosexuals, and other groups that are many times marginalized in our society?

    • Ron_Juan

      yeah, I see what you’re saying, and you’re last thought is defintiely something to consider and to act upon

  • supersjbroaddus

    I agree that this is a touchy subject with people, I am siding with Doug on this. I think it makes the Christians look bad. I think they should have jumped at the idea of playing after school hours at the event sponsored by the local businesses and should have done that up big, make the difference there, they could have advertized and got
    even a bigger group of people and still either done a anti-drug gig or a christian gig. School and christianity is going to be a fight for a long time, and half the time in the end it just shines a bad light on christianity.