Some things, such as virginity and abstinence, are still sacred at Heritage Academy, a small Christian school in Maryland.

The school is under fire for upholding it’s Christian values by preventing a pregnant student from walking in the upcoming graduation ceremony.

The school’s board of directors agree that 18-year-old Maddi Runkles will still receive her diploma, but she won’t walk with the other virtuous students who practiced abstinence all year.

The board members called the teenager’s pregnancy “an internal issue about which much prayer and discussion has taken place.”

Despite the uproar and protests from pro-life groups and the leftist media, the board members are not likely to change their minds.

Ironically, the school board was led by Maddi’s father, a bank vice president who quit in anger over the way his daughter’s delicate situation was handled.

“Typically, when somebody breaks a rule, you punish them at the time they break the rule. That way, the punishment is behind them and they’re moving forward with a clean slate,” he said. “With Maddi, her punishment was set four months out. It’s ruined her senior year.”

The school board declined to make an exception for Maddi — lest half the student body show up pregnant for bible study classes next year.

“What would Jesus do?” asked Rick Kempton, chairman of the board of the Association of Christian Schools International.

“She’s making the right choice,” he said of Maddi’s decision not to have an abortion. “But you don’t want to create a celebration that makes other young ladies feel like, ‘Well, that seems like a pretty good option,” he added.

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  • MistaO

    As they should have.

  • Noirluv45

    I’m willing to bet if they did a count of those who remained abstinent (students and unmarried faculty), they’d be very surprised at the number of those who “broke the rules.” The girl got pregnant, but at least she continued with her education and reached the point of graduation. Let that girl walk!

  • Noirluv45

    I’m willing to bet if they did a count of those who remained abstinent (students and unmarried faculty), they’d be very surprised at the number of those who “broke the rules.” The girl got pregnant, but at least she continued with her education and reached the point of graduation. Let that girl walk!

  • Phillybruh

    Refund them the last 4 months of tuition.

  • Phillybruh

    Refund them the last 4 months of tuition.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    “Christians” can be so judgmental. Funny. Weren’t Christians the ones raping children and ripping people of land for the sake of the church? ?

    When will people realize spirituality comes from the spirit, not external practices for the sake of tradition?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    “Christians” can be so judgmental. Funny. Weren’t Christians the ones raping children and ripping people of land for the sake of the church? ?

    When will people realize spirituality comes from the spirit, not external practices for the sake of tradition?

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Rules are rules. These parents need to be concerned about these young people have sex, and getting pregnant. SMH!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Rules are rules. These parents need to be concerned about these young people have sex, and getting pregnant. SMH!

  • Noirluv45

    Having the girl graduate is creating a celebration? OK, so she sinned by having premarital sex. Do they count the sins of those who lie, cheat, or act unloving? Are they picking and choosing what sins to punish?

  • Noirluv45

    Having the girl graduate is creating a celebration? OK, so she sinned by having premarital sex. Do they count the sins of those who lie, cheat, or act unloving? Are they picking and choosing what sins to punish?

  • Noirluv45

    Actually, they called themselves Christians, but they were clearly not.

  • Phillybruh

    It happens they apparently dealt with it and are moving along, if I paid my full tuition my child is entitled to everything that comes with it including walking across the stage with a baby that isn’t due until well after graduation.

  • Faithz

    My, goodness.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    “What would Jesus do?”
    He very well may say FOH…being that he too was born to a TEEN MOM.

  • Phillybruh

    and the dad well.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    True. Plenty are caping like they’re Christians and are anything but!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    After ole Joe kicked it, she was a single mom AS WELL. I caint.

  • vicci

    Ummm minus the sex with her boyfriend tho

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Prof. Taco Juice

    Wow, back when I went to a Catholic HS, girls were kicked out right when they were showing. Looking back, it wasn’t so bad that they got pregnant but the fact that cardinal Roger Mahoney presided over each graduation ceremony until the school closed.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    She didn’t get pregnant through sex, but we don’t think Joseph was tapping that? Okay.

  • MissHarlem

    No surprise that idgaf. This is an old argument that’s been going on before I was born and will be here after my death. In other news water is wet.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So if she had had an abortion and no one found out then it would have been all good?

    Just because you have sex doesn’t mean you get pregnant which means there are lots of non-virgins who didn’t get caught up and of course guys never have to worry about being ‘outed’.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No the holy rollers only care about sex.

    I read this article that Sean Spicer is a devout Catholic and he gave up alcohol for Lent.
    I guess you can lie every day and still be a good Catholic in Sean’s book.

  • Faithz

    If having a baby was the worst thing that a young woman could do then
    I say let her have her baby, because the Almighty makes no mistakes.
    The baby will come to this world with a purpose, we will know when the baby grows up, why the baby came to this earth.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am curious as to why these parents believe if they send their children to a so-called Christian school that they won’t victim to the evils of this world.
    They really need to read the story of Adam and Eve to remember that each individual is born with a corrupted seed.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    ?? It’s private school. The rules are different. You know that as a student and parent/financier. I don’t know why the dad is flexing. He paid for that elitism. Literally. ?????

  • mzbestseller

    What about the ones who didn’t get pregnant but been dropping it low and spreading it wide? Just cause they didn’t get caught doesn’t mean it’s not happening. Let that girl walk to show that even in the midst of her falling she got back up and continued on. She could have dropped out because of the shame but she didn’t.

  • Vonn

    She has palin syndrome

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    I don’t know either. Same mentality my mom had. I went to private school until 10th grade. She learned by time my younger sister was involved; she is a 100% public school kid. My strength is academia, private school did offer a more rigorous scholastic environment in contrast to public school.

  • Ro

    No one is perfect we all fall short and make mistakes in life. Let her walk!

  • Youngblood

    She needs to sit her fast a$$ down and get hers in the mail what do that say 4the rest of the school and she should be embarrassed because you live at home with mom you broke but you out her acting grown nasty sit down no don’t let her walk no were but her room and think about your actions that have caused this problem you now deal with it fast a$$

  • klwbaby

    Other virtuous students…do u mean the other students who didn’t get caught?

  • Noirluv45

    You know it, Roderick. SMH. They hypocrisy is blinding.

  • Noirluv45

    Yep. Got that right.

  • MercifulLove

    Not understanding the debate…if she broke a school a policy..they have a right to punish her for it…..get over it……Let her family and friends re-create a graduation walk for her…..

  • Quitedeliteful

    Such a farce!!! If you have an abortion you are a bad person. If you choose to keep your baby you are not a bad person but not as good as the girls fuggin on the sneak who didn’t get caught out there…

  • Coy little wink

    Seriously?

  • Ppl are stupid.

    She’s known as The Virgin Mary for a reason.

  • freelancepimp .

    I couldn’t care less. If it was public school with public funding there would be a debate.

  • Branch Davidian
  • parisjok

    yeah, she signed the school documents saying she would not have sex but she did and by her being the female of course it is showing so school says hello you can not just come up in here and say I’m special so I can get pregnant and still walk across the stage anyway.

    the school is saying no you are not special. no you are not going to walk across this stage with that big head baby in your stomach acting like you did not know what our rules were before you opened your legs for that boy who only wanted the cookie and did not want a baby!!!

    what part of you need to take a pill or use one of the many many other protective actions so u won’t be carrying a big head baby around for nine months don’t u not understand. better go ask somebody

  • imright

    pregnant teens shouldnt be in the same school with non preg teens. my opinion.

  • Vonn

    “Typically, when somebody breaks a rule, you punish them at the time they break the rule”…was the board present when she got knocked up?

  • imright

    “caught” or SAFE ?! ? big difference !!

  • Phillybruh

    Chances are since they are catholic they didn’t believe in any sort of protection. She aint the only one pregnant, just the only one showing…lol

  • Youngblood

    I don’t no what you would do 4 yours but I will die 4 mine.so iam dead serious youngin I have a daughter and when I found out she was acting out in school i changed her school.she dnt like her new school and I remind her it was your actions that caused me to take action as any loving parent would.Youngblood is my government and iam happy you think I sound old because wisdom come with age and yes iam grown lil fast @$$ girls with big mouths I call them young dummies And if she’s a honor student then she should of known better

  • TOO REAL

    why because the non pregnant ones used condoms. really but your rights are what Colin is fighting for

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You do know that before sanitation and antibiotics the average lifespan was early to mid-40s so it was natural and imperative to become a parent as a teenager.

    Nature hasn’t changed, but society has.

  • kimberly

    As a Christian we should know that pregnancy is the sin not the person. We are not living in the old age. Christians need to stop trying to hide what they want, also learn and study the bible correct. This child deserves to graduate because she did the work. I might need to say so Call Christians.

  • Ryan

    Oh the irony. And the other girls will grow up to marry men who’ll cheat left and right and divorce them in their 40s to get a newer model… If she broke the rules she broke the rules but all of this “virtuous” facade will crumble freshman year in college. I’ve seen girls get knocked up the first semester.

  • hottlanta

    Still laughing at the comment “but she won’t walk with the other virtuous students who practiced abstinence all year.” Just because a girl isn’t pregnant doesn’t mean she has never been pregnant before. They could have had an abortion or miscarriage the school knew nothing about. I made that comment one time around my friends when someone made a comment about a person doesn’t have any kids. Just because you don’t see a kid in person doesn’t mean she never carried on in her belly.

  • Jessica

    First of all, we really don’t know if the other students practiced abstinence of if they were just smart enough to use protection to assure they didn’t get pregnant.
    I believe the board made the right decision. The rules are the rules. We should STOP glorifying teenage pregnancy, and I say this as a person who was pregnant as a teenager. We should let our boys and girls know that this is NOT ok. As long as she still receives her diploma, she’s OK. She can still go on to do great things. When she returns for the 10-year reunion, she should be proud to say, “hey, I didn’t march but I now have my masters degree and I’m doing great things!

  • Coy little wink

    Well unless she got pregnant in school how is she acting out? I have 2 daughters and I was a teenage mom myself…had my oldest at 16 graduated 9th in my class received hundreds of college offers. I won’t judge this young lady because I don’t know her personally and neither do you. I’m probably older than you and wiser by the sound of your font…

  • hottlanta

    Sarah Palin glorified her pregnant daughter when she paraded her on the world wide stage at the Republican National Convention and no one said a word.

  • Youngblood

    I can care less about what society thinks.you sound like your ok with your young daughters coming home knocked up because you did it good luck with them girls and if you are older you should no better especially saying you yourself was a fast a$$ lil girl talk about u smarter you sound bitter where’s there father because your crazy old n dumb

  • Cheese eggs

    Umm…she didn’t get pregnant by herself. Is the father a student at that school and did he get to walk?…..asking for a friend

  • Phillybruh

    Probably faculty…lol

  • jazzysmith12

    What,White Jesus don’t allow that mess in his school!

  • Bob Dilla

    Amen

  • jazzysmith12

    But the Christains went on a HOLY CRUSADE and killed everyone that wasn’t Christian back in the day.Stay woke!!!!

  • Coy little wink

    No ignoramus. I have no judgment for her since I can relate…she is choosing life rather than abortion and considering she is an honor student I believe she is on the right path and should be allowed to walk…

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She’ll be allowed to graduate and get her diploma. She just wont be walking across the stage with her pregnant belly. That just wouldn’t be a good look at a Christian school. I cant blame them for that.

  • Da realest

    People are forgetting this a Christian school and not a public school. I agree with the boards decision and if my daughter was in the same situation I wouldn’t be making a huge fuss either. That is why kids these days are so entitled, there is no consequence for their actions and if they are given a consequence mom and dad cry and pout about it until it is lifted. She knew what she was doing, I doubt she is the only girl at that school having sex, but hell she got pregnant…her fault

  • Youngblood

    I said nothing about her not keeping her baby I said she dnt need to walk with the test of the class because bad association spoils useful habbits

  • Mike Neeley

    I think John 8:7 would be appropriate here. This ability to pick and choose scripture based on predefined prejudice is why I have eschewed Christianity like the plague I believe it to be. (And all other religions as well)

  • Guess Who

    LMMFAO

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • Guess Who

    Honestly, I’m on the fence with his one.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I’m willing to becha everyone on that school board is involved in debauchary. The hypocrisy is real.

  • hottlanta

    Parents spent money to send her to a Christian school so she won’t pick up bad habits like the kids in public schools like getting pregnant. Parents got a wake up call because regardless of your kids going to a public or private school she got pregnant anyway. She got pregnant because she is a human being. It just amazing how people think reading the Bible will make you not want to have sex when the Bible itself is very sexual. It shows incest, cheating on spouses and everything and you paying for your kids to learn from the Bible as life lessons to go by.

  • Youshockedme

    They aren’t wrong it’s the school rules if blacks who can’t wear certain hairstyles can’t get a pass this pregnant white girl shouldn’t get one either so no complaints from me and her father is a hypocrite it’s ok for her to break the rules but not ok for the school to stand by they’re rules smh white privilege at its finest

  • hottlanta

    Yep, they took the words “slaves honor your master the way you would honor me” as justification of slavery. Christianity and other religions are great oppressor of women as well. So why is it that she can’t walk across the stage and if the person who got her pregnant was another student is he allowed to walk across the stage? That is the question I want an answer to.

  • Youngblood

    No he is not.and iam sure he is some where not worried about it either

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    So THIS ruined her senior year not her getting pregnant? Ok.

  • Guess Who

    LMMFAO! Touché!

  • Youngblood

    I can careless about society and what they think if your ok with baby’s haveing baby’s there’s no need to talk to you because your a part of this sick society we live in

  • Youngblood

    Society is sick they have a show for these lil white girls pregnant at 16 sick sick world

  • Nonya Bizness

    “Ironically, the school board was led by Maddi’s father, a bank vice president who quit in anger over the way his daughter’s delicate situation was handled.” Which imo is all the more reason she shouldn’t walk. You sit on the school board at a Christian School, and your unmarried daughter is pregnant. It seems hypocritical to me, like he’s preaching one thing then making an exception when it pertains to his life. Her choosing life over abortion isn’t the issue. That’s a consequence of her actions. I don’t think daddy should be on the board, because what he’s preaching isn’t working at home, so how can he preach to the rest of the students and expect to be taken seriously? The main and only reason this is an issue is because it’s a Christian School,so that needs to be the focus. Her walking the stage would be a mockery of the school. I realize teens have sex, get pregnant and some choose abortion. I don’t think they’re being rewarded by being able to walk the stage. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. You can’t Go against the rules of the school by being unwed and pregnant, then receive the same admiration and respect as the rest of the students who understood the lessons they were taught. If she walked the stage, that’s just setting the stage for future students to follow her lead. She’s a distraction,imo.

  • We Can Do This

    Blind leading the blind when it comes to Christians.

  • wonderwoman

    Same thing happen in my school.I went to an all girls catholic high, and when I graduated it was about 3 girls that were pregnant. The couldn’t march, their diplomas were mailed too them. So I understand, it’s their rules.

  • jazzysmith12

    exactly!!!

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Mary had sex with Joseph. The immaculate conception is a Christian religious lie. The word Virgin back then ment young women not necessarily a Virgin, virgin.

  • Renee26

    It’s also the Christian way to be forgiving and non judgmental… just because the other kids didn’t get pregnant doesn’t mean they are not also sexually active.

  • StoneColdLady

    Does he attend the same school?

  • BorisBlack1

    Who said she wasn’t forgiven?

    Non judgemental is some bs black liberals and street ni99ahs use to avoid accountability and responsibility. The truth is black liberals and street ni99ahs are the nost judgemental people I’ve ever been around. #facts

  • nick c

    Kids are so expensive these days what the hell makes you think you can raise one correctly and you havnt even graduated HS yet? People could do it back in the day but these days smh.

  • BorisBlack1

    What would a Muslim school do? The point is every group has rules. The street, jailhouse culture even has rules. If you break them, you have to deal with the consequences…. be prepared to be disciplined.

  • NicoleZee

    That was just evil and cruel. Teenagers have sex! All you can do is educate them on preventing disease and pregnancy. This young lady should not be punished because she is pregnant. Her parents probably should have thought twice before sending her to a religious school. Sad. She should be able to walk during her graduation just like everybody else. I don’t get why people are so blind and prudish to believe that other people don’t have sex at any age, even elderly people have sex, Sex is nothing to be ashamed of. Maybe if more parents talked to their kids about sex instead of being embarrassed about it, there wouldn’t be so many unplanned pregnancies.

  • Alwayshonest

    I am the most anti pregnancy out of wedlock advocate but bih what do you mean she can’t walk? If she completed all the school work required and maintained her attendance than she should walk like every body else!! Bet if you look closely at the school administration you will see some non christian things going down. I hate this religious bible thumper and i’m starting to resent your narative auntie.
    If you want to make a post to pontificate about the negative aspect of the babymama life, im down but this child shouldn’t be penalized for what she does with her body

  • Anunnaki

    Looks like a white Jesus christian mother of mary Joseph pentacostal baptist freewill Methodist church of living water apostolic missionary in faith blessing runnithover decon longstroke and sister good pu $$y Conversation. Goes to next post…

  • NicoleZee

    I think people further use religion to judge others and put them down. I am not religious and I sure as hell am not raising my son that way. I just hate how religion divides people, it’s sickening and unfair. Most people use it as a crutch when they should learn to think for themselves. All of these folks quoting scriptures be the main ones robbing, raping, killing, on the down low, and supporting people that do that sick shit. It’s very sad. I wish my son would turn into a criminal, ain’t go be no Jesus, Lord or whatever the hell. I’ll be his maker and I’ll put him in the grave myself!!! I refuse to raise sick, demented, twisted children!! Hell naw!

  • Capricornlady

    My thoughts exactly… But she knew what it was when she signed up. The rules are the rules. That’s whats wrong with the world now as it is. Everybody thinks the rules dont mean shyt. She can still have all her merits and such…she just cant walk. And the father saying her senior year is ruined… Um sir take that up w/your daughter! She ruined her OWN senior year herself if thats the case.
    just sayin

  • Alwayshonest

    And if they arent commiting the crimes you cited, they are covering for a fellow christian who did. Religion is a cancer and it’s interesting that most christians would agree on that about islam but won’t turn the mirror in their own direction. I’m so sick of them.

  • hottlanta

    She just showed that all of the statistics are wrong when they always say if a girl is brought up in a 2 parent/married household/wealthy and she had dad in her life she would not have sex early and she would definitely not get pregnant at such a young age because she has a lot going for her more than a girl in the ghetto, poor that lives in a 1 parent single parent household. That is what I got from this article and it doesn’t surprise me. Just like T.D. Jakes who is married/wealthy and his daughter had her first child when she was 14 years old. If the child was from a single parent household folks would be all over it saying where is the dad and if she was from a 2 parent household this wouldn’t happen.

  • Coffee1st

    Bull.
    She earned that right to walk. She’s not asking to be named ” Most Chaste Student of the Year”. I consider myself a staunch believer in the Word of God, but I am not aware of any book, chapter or verse that justifies their decision. They are a bunch of SELF righteous imposters who deny that their righteousness is in the Redeemer – just as hers is, pregnant or not.

  • LuLu

    Sooooo….the boy that got her pregnant (’cause you know he goes to the same school)…he banned from walking as well?

  • hottlanta

    Good thing she didn’t go to Bethune Cookman. The President would have mailed her the diploma. Sick of them saying she is an honor student and she should march across the stage. If she was soooo smart she should have march herself down to the family planning clinic and got some birth control pills.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fANLPuv2sFo

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    A pregnant honor roll student. Oh, the irony. Topic: they did right. She she be shunned or not allowed to participate. It sends the wrong message, so yeah. She has to deal with the dishonor of being pregnant in high school.

  • hottlanta

    I have hard about this, Girls think because they are having anal sex it is not sex because they haven’t had vaginal penetration. We need to EDUCATE our daughters that sex is sex.

  • kitttykatlady

    Or abstained.

  • Renee26

    I guess it was some black liberals and street ni99ahs who wrote the bible then

  • kitttykatlady

    She got pregnant because she was dick thirsty

  • kitttykatlady

    And had another one

  • Harley

    What does her personal life have to do with her education and getting a degree? These schools have the nerve…….

  • Branch Davidian

    Look up “Saddlebacking” in the Urban Dictionary. It is pretty funny.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    i read this in the “ladies man” voice

  • hottlanta

    She had another one after that. Because she had a quickie/quiet marriage last year. I said bet she pregnant again. Now she got 3 kids with 3 different baby daddies. Yet mom/dad is marriage and she popping out babies like a popcorn machine. Didn’t even finish high school.

  • AJ

    This is what happens when you don’t educate and protect your children. Teenagers are curious and have sex. Period. A responsible parent will teach their kids about abstinence, contraception and STDs. If you are a parent who does not do this, you have to accept the consequences.
    Perfect example is my aunt who sent my footballer cousin to a Top 10 school with no condoms and no discussion about protecting himself (i.e. don’t believe a girl is on the pill because she tells you, don’t take condoms from girls – use your own, etc.). Wouldn’t you know he got a girl pregnant his first year. He was not properly educated. It’s like sending a sheep into a wolf den. To this day, he does not have a degree. He quit school to support his child. His girlfriend, however, has a master’s degree now.

  • AJ

    Great point!

  • imright

    because they dont need to be parading around the school with that big asss stomach like its a fashion statement. all the oohs & ahhs stomache rubbing..etc… they are a distraction

  • NicoleZee

    You CANNOT force a woman to use birth control just like you can’t force a woman to get her tubes tied. Birth control AND condoms have horrible chemicals that can cause adverse reactions. Birth control is simply hormones, which have horrific side effects that can leave you feeling terrible. Things happen. Case in point is me. Birth control pills (I have tried various kinds) make me severely depressed and suicidal and condoms give me horrific allergic reactions (and I have tried a wide variety of all kinds). My body is very sensitive and I am allergic to a barrel load of chemicals, drugs, and foods. So I decided to have monogamous sex with one person and to stop using any kind of birth control method because I got tired of being in the clinic/hospital for allergic reactions; they are terrible. I ended up pregnant and also chose to have my wonderful little boy. But this young lady should not be punished because of her choice to have a child. And let’s remember it takes two! Women always get blamed for unplanned pregnancies as if they humped themselves, but I hardly ever hear people putting as much blame on the guy.

  • Tee Tee

    Exactly. Be glad she didn’t drop out! I got pregnant my senior year and I’d be damned if I didn’t walk across the stage as an honors graduate.

  • Harley

    none of their business as long as she is passing her classes…

  • Tee Tee

    Right!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It’s a Christian school. Unlike public schools, they hold their students to higher moral and virtuous standards. Plus, I’m sure the parents spend a grip to send their children there.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    baby’s = babies
    No, my point is that people go through puberty in their teens for a reason and after she got pregnant her options were to have an abortion or to give birth, but according to them having an abortion is wrong so she’s being punished for doing the right thing?

  • NicoleZee

    Exactly. I come from a religious family, but it’s not my way of life. You can still believe in a higher power without all the religion being involved. Most of my family is that way and phony at that. How you go quote scriptures but you smoke crack, on the down low as if no one thinks you’re gay, or your husband cheats on you, and you don’t know what type of nasty STD he has???!! WTF??? I just try to stay away from folks like that or I’ll end up in jail waiting my assault or murder trial. Ain’t got time.

  • Tee Tee

    Judgmental people trip me out. They are always looking at the glass as half empty. This girl remained a student while pregnant and kept her grades up, if it was that serious why not just have her parents send her to a different school, but noooo they wanted that tuition money!

  • Tee Tee

    lmao, you are too funny!

  • Youngblood

    Shut up you sound stupid.what did she do right?She made a bad choice so now she have to deal with the conquinces of her choice and nobody wants her fast @ss around there kids.you are part of these crazy society that think getting knocked up at a early age is ok baby’s make baby’s women make baby’s young birds are young birds she’s not married but living her lame a$$ at hme with a baby society got you all f up

  • Harley

    Understood.. regardless of religion still seems like a personal issue. There are so many private schools that are costly, however it IS her body, her decision….

  • Yoni7

    Was there a tuition involved? If I paid my MONTHLY tuition, then I want my shit back if she couldn’t walk. Fukk you mean?

  • Youngblood

    You speak of God if she would have followed his blue print to life we would not be haveing this discussion because the the book speaks on pre martial sex

  • Yoni7

    Then again, you can teach them all about abstinence, contraception, STD’s AND point out specific examples of WHY and they will STILL “try it”. I sent my daughter to school with all of these teachings AND she still ended up pregnant………but she got that degree tho’. LOL The top of her cap read “But she didn’t quit…..”

  • Yoni7

    I’m sure the parents spend a grip to send their children there.
    ________________________
    Then they need to reimburse her….

  • YellowSauce

    I went to catholic school … they used to make the girls leave ( yes the school ) … so at least they lat her stay in school and she got her diploma …and yes there was tuition

  • Tee Tee

    So true my best friend got pregnant her freshman year of college and I got pregnant senior year high school. I was not and I’m still not ashamed. I’m doing great in life so is my husband (the father of my child) and my son is doing awesome as well!

  • Tee Tee

    Very good question!

  • Youngblood

    You probably watch 16 n pregnant n think it’s cool she made a grown women discussion now she have to deal with grown women conquinces.shes done she can never move like kids her age now because she has a baby to care for unless her daddy going raise her baby to

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Good.
    Stand by your Principles.
    Consequences to actions.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    “But you don’t want to create a celebration that makes other young
    ladies feel like, ‘Well, that seems like a pretty good option,” he
    added.

    I agree.

  • YellowSauce

    i went to catholic school … they would make the girls leave …at least she got to stay and got her diploma …she was only denied walking but not her education …and aunty is right …religious schools are different

  • Tee Tee

    I chose an alternative school for pregnant teens but was still allowed to graduate and walk with my class. They give you a choice in public school.

  • Tee Tee

    So true. For real I know a man that is cheating on his wife with my friend and they have been in a relationship for over a year and have never had any type of intercourse. They kiss, and do other things but he thinks it’s ok because if he ever gets caught he can say “I’m not having sex with her” and he will be telling the truth. He is a Christian (Seven Day Adventist to be exact). Now catch that tea lol.

  • Tea??

    I see nothing wrong with this.

  • Coffee1st

    Funny. That’s not what Jesus said to the adultress they wanted to stone.
    The Book also speaks of rightly dividing the Word of God – and when you do that you will know that there is no condemnation in Christ, you will know that you don’t keep from someone something that they have earned.
    Now if you want to piss on this girl for her situation, by all means – do you. Just don’t use His Word without citing the exact verse that explains why she is being kept from participating in a ceremony that she had fulfilled all requirements for.

  • Tee Tee

    I’m still getting over the word “conquinces” that has been used twice mind you lmao.

  • Coy little wink

    Girl…she’s old and illiterate I am done

  • Youngblood

    You are a fool no need to tlk to you but please leave the Bible out of it if you don’t no the Bible spoke on adultery and formication etc you worship false gods iam done with your hopeless a$$

  • Yoni7

    My daughter graduated from a catholic school as well. Yes, religious schools are different, this I know. But if they got all my money, then she should get all the “benefits” that go along with it.

  • Youngblood

    And your a clown for co-signing that mess You dum so of course you think it’s a good point

  • Youngblood

    Good parenting is good parenting it don’t matter who’s in your house we all no right from wrong and she no she made a bad choice and this is her out come

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. Some of these ni99as will do trifling messy stuff, and when you look at them sideways for it they want to talk ’bout “Only God can judge me!”.

    #smh #niggasitdown

  • Youngblood

    They never said she can’t get her degree there just saying she can’t have a seat at the table because good point parents no bad association spoils useful habbits

  • Renay Peters

    I bet if this was NOT his Maddi dude wouldve been enforcing THE RULES..FOH.. His daughter is no exception. Of course Im sure they’re ate students who are sexually active…the thing is THEY DIDN’T GET CAUGHT! Girl BYE!

  • YellowSauce

    when you start …you get rules … if you break them … you are voted off the island … like I said at least they let her stay AND GRADUATE she JUST didn’t walk … the girls in my school got sent home period – NON negotiable .. you agreed to the rules

  • Coffee1st

    Name calling. That’s what we doing now Bible believer? Lol, okay.
    Take care hun ?

  • Yoni7

    Uhm, ok. I’m not here to debate you, Sandra, or these schools. I could care less at (any) this point. My baby got both her (high school) diploma AND (college) degree. And I still got my edges. So it’s not THAT serious for me. All that “like I said….” you could have kept to yourself……..

  • JanusMaximus

    Can the baby daddy walk?

  • Youngblood

    I’m sorry for calling you out your name but I have a teenage daughter and I go hard for her.pls let’s not celebrate these kids haveing kids like it’s ok.she will get her degree but she no right from wrong.and she should not be allowed to walk because it’s not a good look for the rest of the students

  • YellowSauce

    It was repeated because you acted like you didn’t understand what I was saying THE FIRST TIME .. so yes it was that serious for you because YOU STILL TRIED to make some sort of point .. people like you are so wack … you get mad when you’re wrong … and as an adult I DECIDE what I can keep to myself THANKS

  • Kiabelle252

    It’s funny that a religion based on the son of an unwed mother, would take such a hard stance.

  • pure_rachet

    I went to a public school and they made the girls leave and go to a troubled youth continuation school.

  • YellowSauce

    yes … people don’t understand that they just don’t want to “promote” teenage pregnancy and if they let them stay its like saying they support

  • Tee Tee

    haha

  • Tee Tee

    Anyone that believes that story…Nevermind

  • Miss Love

    They knew the rules when they enrolled. Dont cry now. Bet you didn’t think it would happen to your little innocent precious Becky, now did you.

  • hottlanta

    They keep talking about how smart she is and got pregnant while nobody is praising the students who got “‘D’s” sitting on the back rows at the graduation who is smart enough to not get pregnant. How about a shoutout to them.

  • Tink Tink

    I had to use my wife’s line after reading her posts…..” I CAN’T”

  • Tink Tink

    Correct….they didn’t caught so they’re good, she got caught, she gets punished. So the lesson here is “Don’t get caught”

  • hottlanta

    I said in an earlier post if the guy is the father should he be allowed to walk across the stage as well. Childbirth is no picnic like they always show the woman smiling and the baby goo-going all over the place Women die in childbirth. So if you take birth control bills or not everything has consequences.

  • Coy little wink

    ???

  • Coy little wink

    ???

  • imright

    yes ik of girls who did that also. i dont see any thing wrong with that.

  • Malcom Flex

    They are right.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    When I was in school we never saw any pregnant girls. They didn’t have a choice. Pregnant girls were forced to attend alternative schools. Then the liberals rose to power in America… ?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yup.

  • Quitedeliteful

    ????

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “if the guy is the father should he be allowed to walk across the stage as well.”
    ————

    That’s an excellent question. If the father is a student at that school he should not be allowed to walk either.

  • Youshockedme

    She’s a hoe simple as that just a rich one…lol

  • Youshockedme

    Well said

  • Youshockedme

    It’s not about being judgemental it’s about teaching students to follow the rules and the consequences of not following the rules this is really a good life experience for her because she will not be a teen always and as an adult you will have to follow the rules of life and if you don’t there will be consequences so look at it from a life perspective because you know that if you break a rule or law there will be consequences in every aspect of life..so to me this is a small consequence for breaking school rules that was set in place before she paid to go to that private school

  • BorisBlack1

    What?! See 10 commandments….
    human accountability and responsibility is really the entire basis of the bible. Yes, you can be forgiven but your a#$ is going to be held ACCOUNTABLE and RESPONSIBLE for your actions.

  • Youshockedme

    It’s so sad that our girls and boys aren’t held to a certain standard it’s like ok you can do what you want and still be rewarded I see alot of comments about this happening to them and they are so great now but everybody isn’t going to have the same support or drive it may have been well for you but not everyone will have the same story it’s time for parents to really grab hold of they’re kids and turn this train around because kids are completely out of order and being rewarded for bad behavior

  • hottlanta

    Thank was all I could think about. Wouldn’t that be funny as all outdoors.

  • hottlanta

    Our kids need our permission to stay out late at night but they do not need our permission to have sex.

  • 8532233

    They did right….not walking in her graduation is a small stance in sayin…its simply not acceptable….& carry on..”Go & Be Great”…

  • dontgetblocked

    I went to parochial schools and you had to leave and be home schooled if you got knocked up. It’s a Christian school and my parents sent me there so I wouldn’t be surrounded by pregnant girls and think that was normal. Take the diploma but you sure as hell aren’t standing up there pregnant and unmarried. Take that crap somewhere else.

  • Youshockedme

    It’s not even about sex it’s about teaching kids how to carry themselves with integrity and character which today’s kids don’t have but hey to each it’s own…and trust if you are a on hands parent sex will be the last thing on a kids mind jmo

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Lol. You are funny. ?

  • nikkijamaica

    he’s in college

  • nikkijamaica

    saw it elsewhere that he’s in college

  • hottlanta

    I stand by what I said. Kids have always been bad since the caveman days. This isn’t anything new. We were called rebellious because we had a big afro and we said we were cool. You can be hands on all day but that still ain’t gonna stop them from dropping their draws. The kids from HANDS ON parents are the first one’s to get pregnant because they get sick and tired of them being hands on all the time. Sex will not be the last thing on a kids mind when they are born sexual beings.

  • Youshockedme

    You should stand behind what you said we both have opinions that doesn’t mean either one of us is wrong we are just viewing the situation from a different perspective …

  • shay

    I don’t think she should walk either l. She should be glad she getting a diploma that list the school name and not expelled and having to be home schooled. If I was the teen I wouldn’t even want to walk. Hell I was 26 married and graduated college and still shame. Only because I was not where I wanted to be in my career and knew that once I became a mother it was no longer about me it was about my kid and her future. Parenthood is no walk in the park!

  • pika12

    Right, because God/God’s son/the holy spirit didn’t want to be born out of a used va-j-j, so they had to use a virgin to come into the world.

  • Genia W-m

    Some of the parochial schools are the worst for drugs. Never mind pregnancy.

  • Genia W-m

    In the 60s, in many states if a teen got pregnant she couldn’t return to school unless she was married. A lot of them never returned. Also, they were ostracized too so many went to homes for unwed mothers, put the baby up for adoption, a family member adopted it or their parents adopted the child as their own. Being an unwed mother didn’t lose its societal stigma until the 80s. Nothing ever happened to the fathers either. Today, a man with a lot of kids is not seen kindly like it used to be.

  • Genia W-m

    So true. I taught my kids. Many parents don’t know how to broach the subject and won’t ask anyone who will.

  • Genia W-m

    It doesn’t mean they won’t have sex. It’s to teach them to know the difference between responsible behavior and irresponsible behavior. No contraception is 100% either.

  • Genia W-m

    Right. That’s why a few of them have fired single teachers for getting pregnant too. You’re talking a whole set of different rules at private & parochial schools.

  • Genia W-m

    In a public school they would’ve put her in the teen mom program that so many have now.

  • Louisville Is4TheBirds

    Cmon TMI ppl.

  • Tee Tee

    Valid point

  • Nonya Bizness

    If that wasn’t the hottest s hit show in town, IDK what was. Preached Abstinence as the ONLY option. I still believe Bristol was pregnant with Trigg, the baby Sarah passed off as her own and no one knew she was pregnant. I believe after Sarah took Trigg, Bristol had another kid to “replace him”, and she just had her 3rd kid a few weeks ago, and finally married. She was out of school for weeks or months with “mono”, and had a car crash outside of a Family Practice Clinic. I realize FP isn’t solely OB appointments, but they do do OB appointments. And Bristol seemed very close with Trigg on the stage with her.Closer than sister/brother.

  • Youshockedme

    Thanks Tee Tee

  • Kayke

    Sound decision. I’m surprised she was able to continue school and not moved elsewhere. I also went to Catholic school and as soon as a pregnant teen started to show, she was removed. Didn’t walk for graduation either. Truth is, they become a distraction to other students. Life is filled with consequences and this one was dealt as it should ….. and without Daddy’s posistion influencing the outcome.

  • parisjok

    yeah, you are so right

  • Allihave2say

    What about the status of the boy who impregnated her? They shouldn’t shame this girl because she may internalize this the wrong way and punish her child for a lifetime over this treatment.

  • Allihave2say

    ” Hell I was 26 married and graduated college and still shame.” We need to talk about your issues.

  • Allihave2say

    The point is Mary was still pregnant and unwed. When she married Joseph she was ALREADY 3 months pregnant.

  • Allihave2say

    So he walked in high school and will walk in his college graduation while this girl carries the baby and the shame of the world alone. SMDH.

  • Allihave2say

    Right because a lot of them have back alley abortions.

  • Renay Peters

    Judgemental??? THE RULES WERE POSTED WAY BEFORE SHE GOT KNOCKED UP…but she and daddy thought just like you and continued paying aa if she’d be able to WALK anyway…seens to me they shouldve stop paying and transfered her lil pregnat ass elsewhere…or how bout she shouldve kept her mouth closed like she shouldve kept her legs closed!

  • Kayke

    Smh.
    When did that change? When did men ever have to take part in the “shame”? Never. It’s biology. He’s not pregnant. He can deny until the baby arrives and is proven his or not. If you stop him from walking and then it’s NOT his, then what??
    Women don’t have that and never did…. so why are women allowing themselves to be shamed? I think they call it liberation or feminism AKA pure stupidity.

  • Allihave2say

    I call this young and dumb. It happens. It happened to my mother and she never seemed to let that go in life. She moved forward but being branded a wayward mother when she was an honor roll student and captain of the drill team back in the 60’s really damaged her. My father however suffered no consequences and went on to have several other children in a short period of time. It’s so sad with bad things happen to good children.

  • pika12

    MY point is, it’s all a fairytale. But I see THEIR point as well, Christians are hypocrits.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    I agree completely! One big issue nowadays:
    EVERYONE WANTS TO BE IMPERVIOUS TO CONSEQUENCES!
    I’m sure the young lady knew the rules. She made her choices and this is one of the consequences. It’s not the baby’s fault It’s her own. I will say though, if the boy is in the school too, he needs to be held from walking as well.

  • Yoni7

    It doesn’t mean they won’t have sex.
    _______________

    That was my point.

  • Yoni7

    I understood you just fine. Wrong WHERE? And YOU’RE whack! I peeped you from way back. So again, debate with ya mama!

  • Kayke

    Yup!
    I don’t agree with your last statement. Unfortunately us females carry the evidence under our shirts…. it’s not so for men. I would be upset for a young man that’s held from walking only to find out the child is not his. I do understand what you are saying and attempting to do but it’s not a “cut and dry” scenario. In childbirthing there has never been equality, only biology.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    I agree that there hasn’t been equality, but I also feel that there should be. We as men should hold ourselves accountable, but if not the woman and society should. There would be fewer absentee fathers if that were done. But of course that has not happened. My point basically was that she should not be the only one penalized if he also goes to that school.

  • Kayke

    I understand, but unlike the mother, the fathers paternity can be questioned and for that reason it is unfair to pass down punishment without being certain. This certainty can be obtain during pregnancy but puts the fetus at risk so it’s no worth it. Women need to not offer themselves up before a commitment. Asking for commitment and accountability for the father after the fact is the problem.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    “Women need to not offer themselves up before a commitment. Asking for commitment and accountability for the father after the fact is the problem.”

    We’ve taught our daughter (and son) this. Truer words haven’t been spoken!