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Speaking of Theocracy…

Is it "theocracy" when a public high school announces that its planned post-prom event (designed to keep the kids in control and out of hotel-room drinking parties) is centered on having the kids attend a late-night showing of The Da Vinci Code?

More as it develops….or, we can hope, thanks to some strong parental protests…doesn’t.

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Jennifer N.

posted March 30, 2006 at 9:57 am

Entry #1573 on my list of Reasons Why We Homeschool.

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Fr. Stephanos, O.S.B.

posted March 30, 2006 at 10:57 am

There is priest stationed in Rome’s Opus Dei headquarters, and he blogs:

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posted March 30, 2006 at 12:34 pm

I look forward to seeing this skewered in a future episode of South Park. (Which is becoming increasingly difficult to tell from reality.)

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Mike Hayes

posted March 30, 2006 at 12:56 pm

Sounds dumb to me too (Probably to the surprise of Rich). I also think that h.s. kids are going to find a way to party whether it’s at the prom or not. I’d love to see a follow up story done on Sr. Skip Days in schools where they had a “controlled prom.” Not sure what the solution here is.

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posted March 30, 2006 at 3:01 pm

The film will probably be less harmful than what the kids were taught in religion class the previous four years, if it’s your average Catholic high school.

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posted March 30, 2006 at 4:58 pm

No link? Is this not a public story yet?

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posted March 30, 2006 at 5:21 pm

No -it’s something someone told me yesterday. She’s going to keep me posted.

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posted March 30, 2006 at 8:26 pm

Regardless of our feelings about the film’s heresies, what teens are going to want to watch THAT after prom? Was The Manchurian Candidate not available?

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