Autistic Boy Banned From Church

by beagooddad on June 3, 2008

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Do you ever read a story and wish you really knew all of the details so you could know which side to be annoyed at?

Case in point.

Even something as seemingly black and white as somebody peeing in the church can’t seem to get a straight answer. How could that be? I’m guessing that it might potentially be the difference between somebody intentionally peeing on the floor versus accidentally wetting their pants. But who knows.

It also is almost amazing to hear of a church actually kicking somebody out. Most of the churches that I’ve been to seem almost desperate to get anybody and everybody in the doors.

Anyway, what do you think? Is the family wrong for not accepting the church’s offer to watch the church service from a different room or is the church wrong for not working harder to take better care of one of their members?

Would your answer be different if the kid wasn’t autistic but was just a typical 13 year old pain in the butt (that seems to plague a fair number of 13 year old boys)? Would your answer be different if the kid was 5′ 2″ and 130 lbs instead of 6′ and 225?

What do you think? Don’t forget that your comments this week automatically enter you in a chance to win a copy of Parenting, Inc. by Pamela Paul.

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