Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christian students in New Mexico suspended for handing out doughnuts and Bible verses

A student group in the Roswell Independent School District in New Mexico went to extreme lengths to share the gospel with their teachers. But their gifts of Krispy Kreme donuts along with Bible verses were not received graciously, reports Charisma Magazine.

A Christian student group called Relentless drove an almost six-hour round trip to the closest Krispy Kreme shop in Texas. They made it back to school on time to deliver the donuts along with a Scripture verse with each one.

The response to their kindness: suspension. One student was immediately sent home while two others were punished by having to spend four hours alone in a classroom Saturday morning.

The Liberty Counsel has filed a lawsuit with the district.

"Some teachers are worried about their students giving them bullets, and this school suspends students over a Bible verse! These students are living their Christian beliefs by showing kindness,” says Mathew Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel and dean of Liberty University School of Law.

The full story can be found here.

What’s your response to the story of these young people? If you were the parent of a member of Relentless, what would you say to your son or daughter after a situation like this? Would you take part in evangelistic efforts like these in your school or workplace? Why or why not? 

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