Imagine a sweet, freckle-faced boy skipping home from school with a paper in his hand — excited to attend an end-of-the-year fifth-grade sleepover. He is excited about the prospect of being in the school at night with friends and a very popular teacher.
As you read the invitation, it looks good. You read about all the innocent activities planned for the event: basketball, flashlight tag and, of course, there will be ghost stories. Then, with words intended to make the activity seem lighter, you read, “that foolish spirit board game, Ouija.”
Whoa. My kids have been warned not to wear T-shirts with Christian logos and messages to school, but somehow it is OK to bring my son into the dark realms of spirituality in school through a Ouija board.
My son will not be attending the event, and although I am thankful for the warning about it, I am appalled by the idea that a trusted teacher can lead these impressionable youth down that path.
Children are confused enough, especially at that age when their bodies are changing. They are facing middle school next year, and all the other pressures of this day and age.
The school spent the year in cooperation with the police department teaching them to resist drugs and violence; now they are being lured into cultic activities.
No wonder children today have so many problems when those in authority cannot be consistent in teaching them right from wrong.
Rebecca Slocum, Mexico

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