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ASTONISHING use of hypocrisy: "Pregnant student defies graduation ban"

Old 05-19-05, 04:33 PM
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ASTONISHING use of hypocrisy: "Pregnant student defies graduation ban"

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Pregnant student defies graduation ban

Thursday, May 19, 2005 Posted: 9:09 AM EDT (1309 GMT)

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) -- A pregnant student who was banned from graduation at her Roman Catholic high school announced her own name and walked across the stage anyway at the close of the program.

Alysha Cosby's decision prompted cheers and applause Tuesday from many of her fellow seniors at St. Jude Educational Institute.

But her mother and aunt were escorted out of the church by police after Cosby headed back to her seat.

"I can't believe something like this is happening in 2005," said her mother, Sheila Cosby. "My daughter has been through a lot and I am proud of her. She deserved to walk, and she did."

The school's guidance counselor delivered Cosby's degree to her house earlier Tuesday, but she still wanted to participate.

"I worked hard throughout high school and I wanted to walk with my class," she said.

Cosby was told in March that she could no longer attend school because of safety concerns, and her name was not listed in the graduation program.

The father of Cosby's child, also a senior at the school, was allowed to participate in graduation.
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Old 05-19-05, 04:38 PM
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We had a girl give birth 2 months after graduation - she did not tell anyone she was expecting. We went to a Catholic High School, she would not have been able to graduate if it was known.



I don't think the father of her baby should have been able to walk either.
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Wow...the last sentence really shows how backwards the "administration" is. As much as I respect people's right to their own religions, stories like these make me think the world would be a better place without 'em.

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I don't think the father of her baby should have been able to walk.
I think they both should have been able to walk, since we're not in the Dark Ages anymore.

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Serves the filthy whore right.


Just mixing up the posts a little.
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Old 05-19-05, 04:42 PM
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It is wonderfully ironic that she would have been better off (for that situation) to have had an abortion, so that she could have walked at her Catholic school graduation.

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Old 05-19-05, 05:23 PM
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It is wonderfully ironic that she would have been better off (for that situation) to have had an abortion, so that she could have walked at her Catholic school graduation.

Good point!

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Isn't it a pretty common "white-trash" Catholic syndrome for sexually active young girls to have less trouble with abortion than with birth control? I mean, with an abortion you just sin once and admit you made a mistake, with birth control you have to sin constantly like an act of defiance... In any case, they're hardly helping the girls make the supposed "right choice" when they penalize carrying the baby to term...
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Wow...the last sentence really shows how backwards the "administration" is. As much as I respect people's right to their own religions, stories like these make me think the world would be a better place without 'em.
I would put the onus of this situation on the religion, its easy to assume that all Catholics would have made the same decision, but thats not true. The blame here falls squarely on th close minded administration of the school (yes, I know they are Catholics).
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I would put the onus of this situation on the religion, its easy to assume that all Catholics would have made the same decision, but thats not true. The blame here falls squarely on th close minded administration of the school (yes, I know they are Catholics).
You???? Blame the religion???? That just seems so out of character.
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Originally Posted by clemente
I would put the onus of this situation on the religion, its easy to assume that all Catholics would have made the same decision, but thats not true. The blame here falls squarely on th close minded administration of the school (yes, I know they are Catholics).
I don't think that it is a simple matter of actions taken. I believe that it is more important what is in the girl's heart than any hard-n-fast rules (but then again we ARE talking about Catholicism... rich with tradition and legalism).

If the girl was truly repentent and was working to get her life back on track... then I think that love, grace, and mercy are called for. But if she is unrepentent, then she should deal with the full weight of the consequences of her sin.

But I know that I have a different perspective than most.
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There's nothing better to help this girl get her life together and to help her provide for her baby than an education. Oh wait...
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The local Catholic high school has the same policy and I've always had a problem with it. Just to be practical, it would seem like a group that has pro-life beliefs would work to make abortion not seem like the easy way out.
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Originally Posted by sracer
IIf the girl was truly repentent and was working to get her life back on track... then I think that love, grace, and mercy are called for. But if she is unrepentent, then she should deal with the full weight of the consequences of her sin.

But I know that I have a different perspective than most.

But, but, but...during the schiavoizing of America, the president declared the US a "culture of life". Now having a "life" inside you is a sin and she should repent.

How confusing. Someone get the pitchforks, torches and villagers....or the prolife yellers and screamers...if only she had gone the oral or anal route like so many others. Then we wouldn't have this difficulty.
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I for one completely agree with such policies. If we allow these harlots to walk with their graduating classmates, we run the risk of other young girls in the crowd thinking its "groovy" or "hip." This would undoubtedly lead to a higher level of promiscuity among the student body, which would result in more teen pregnancies and more pregnant graduation walkers.

These girls need to be ostracized and continually reminded that God no longer loves them all through the 9-month term in which they carry their sin and beyond. This must be pounded into their heads if there is to be any hope for their salvation! The young men who participate in the conception, however, should be allowed to continue their lives uninterrupted because their sins are not blatantly thrown in the face of fellow classmates.

Also, school administrators should be alloted hefty bonuses for sniffing out and ridding the student body of such harlots. The earlier in the pregnancy the whore is discovered, the more the admistrator should be compensated for his/her efforts.
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If the girl was truly repentent and was working to get her life back on track... then I think that love, grace, and mercy are called for. But if she is unrepentent, then she should deal with the full weight of the consequences of her sin.
Yeah, but even if she did all that begging for forginveness stuff, the school probably still wouldn't have let her graduate. I know private schools have their standards for the code of honor thing, but the hypocrisy would be crystal clear if they let the father graduate.
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She really should have blackmailed them. "Let me walk or I get an abortion."

That would have put them in a pickle.
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Originally Posted by gilbertr76
I for one completely agree with such policies. If we allow these harlots to walk with their graduating classmates, we run the risk of other young girls in the crowd thinking its "groovy" or "hip." This would undoubtedly lead to a higher level of promiscuity among the student body, which would result in more teen pregnancies and more pregnant graduation walkers.

These girls need to be ostracized and continually reminded that God no longer loves them all through the 9-month term in which they carry their sin and beyond. This must be pounded into their heads if there is to be any hope for their salvation! The young men who participate in the conception, however, should be allowed to continue their lives uninterrupted because their sins are not blatantly thrown in the face of fellow classmates.

Also, school administrators should be alloted hefty bonuses for sniffing out and ridding the student body of such harlots. The earlier in the pregnancy the whore is discovered, the more the admistrator should be compensated for his/her efforts.
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Ummm...pregnant catholic school girls
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Originally Posted by Gil Jawetz
"I can't believe something like this is happening in 2005," said her mother, Sheila Cosby. "My daughter has been run through a lot and I am proud of her. She deserved to walk, and she did."
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The one thing that I'd like to see was just "how" pregnant she was. While it does seem on first glance to be blatent discrimination, the school might have had some valid concerns if she was late in her pregnancy.

If, for example, she was 8 1/2 months pregnant, then safety concerns might have been an issue. Especially if there were legal ramifications to the school by allowing her to attend. I can imagine the reverse situation where she was encouraged to go, having something went wrong, and then having her sue because the school didn't take undue care.

Also, I note that they didn't actually refuse her degree (they gave it to her Tuesday), they just weren't planning on her being at the ceremony.

As I said - while it does seem the ultimate in hypocrosy, we're still not necessarily getting the full story. Without knowing just how far gone she was, it's hard (for me) to be completely against the school's decision.
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Originally Posted by naughty jonny
Without knowing just how far gone she was, it's hard (for me) to be completely against the school's decision.
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Awwwwwwww. That's such a sweet pic.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
It is wonderfully ironic that she would have been better off (for that situation) to have had an abortion, so that she could have walked at her Catholic school graduation.

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I'll bet she's really a Southern Baptist.....
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