This is my kind of Christian Youth Group.

You’ve got to wonder just what kind of message they’re trying to teach these kids:

A skit at a local Christian youth group meeting had teenage boys taking off some of their clothes, wearing adult diapers, bibs and bonnets and being spoon-fed by girls as they sat in their laps.

Some say it’s just crazy, goofy teenage fun. But others, including one boy’s mother and the Mt. Lebanon School District, aren’t comfortable with it.

The skit took place during the Nov. 29 meeting of the Mt. Lebanon Young Life club, a nondenominational Christian youth group directed by youth minister O.J. Wandrisco.

Laurie Metz, whose 14-year-old son was one of the boys who took part in the skit, said she found it inappropriate, demeaning and sexually perverse.

I’ve been to my share of Christian Youth Groups in my past, but I don’t recall any of them having skits anywhere close to the above. If I were a teen today I’d find those a helluva lot more entertaining. And it’s all perfectly innocent I’m sure:

Mr. Wandrisco and a national spokesman for Young Life say the skits are all in fun and meant to be used as “icebreakers” at the youth group meetings.

“The skits are designed for one reason and one reason only—for kids to have fun. It’s not a dirty joke. The skits are to break down the walls and let them have fun,” Mr. Wandrisco said.

Yep, there’s nothing like getting naked except for a diaper and then letting some girl spoon-feed you while you sit on her lap to break the ice. Please, tell me more:

Ms. Metz said at the Nov. 29 Young Life meeting, after her son and two other boys were selected to take part in the skit, they were taken to a rest room by an older teen and given adult diapers, bibs and bonnets and directed to take their clothes off and put the diapers, bibs and bonnets on. Her son took off his pants, but kept on boxer undershorts, his shirt, shoes and socks.

The boys returned to the group, where they were asked to sit in the laps of three girls. The girls spoon-fed baby food to the boys and then gave them baby bottles filled with soda pop. The first boy to finish was the winner.

“The whole premise of the skit is questionable,” Ms. Metz said. “I see no purpose that it would serve, especially not in a Christian youth group setting. It’s perverse.”

Com’on, we’re just breaking the ice here! It’s not like they had sex or had to do something really disgusting like eat food out of the diapers!

Mr. Wandrisco, in an interview, acknowledged that the Nov. 29 skit had taken place as Ms. Metz described and that the group had also participated at an earlier date in the skit that involved eating chocolate pudding out of diapers.

Oh, wait, never mind. Well at least none of it was illegal, right Mr. Policeman Officer Sir?

Lt. Truver said police found nothing criminal in connection with the skit.

“Her 14-year-old son told us he participated in an activity completely voluntary in nature and that he had fun with it and that there was no coercion and our position is that while the activities may be somewhat unorthodox depending on your perception, there’s nothing to indicate that any crime occurred,” he said.

See? No harm done and your son actually enjoyed the experience, but then what teen boy wouldn’t? Besides this is probably an isolated case and not something done regularly at all Young Life meetings, right?

Terry Swenson, national vice president of communications for Young Life, said that skits that involve teens dressing like an infant are among those used by the organization, which has existed for 60 years.

Oh, wait, never mind!

15 thoughts on “This is my kind of Christian Youth Group.

  1. Man, if I knew about this when I was younger, I would have been the first kid on the block to sign up!

  2. I wonder if the pasteur was dressed as a boy or girl…
    I do have to wonder why though – how did they justify it to the children?; “today kiddies were getting dressed up as….”

    I wonder if getting children to sit on santa’s lap started something like this…

  3. Ha i used to go to this youth group, but it hadn’t come to adult diapers at that point.  O.J. Wandrisco is kind of creepy.  He hangs out at the high school and recruits kids for Jesus.  Young Life was weird and cult-like.

  4. Hey Les you stupid liberal bitch, it’s people like you who shouldn’t be allowed to offer such completely uneducated and close minded opinions. The leader for Mt. Lebanon Younglife, OJ, is a very outstanding person who has done much more to help Americas youth and our society than you have helped to destroy it which I’m assuming is quite a lot. That skit that was used had been used before because all the kids thought it was fun and got everyone to know each other- and yes, those involved were free not to participate. Next time, don’t go spreading your worthless bullshit talk without investigating the topic thoroughly and actually speaking to whom you are talking about. Actually, next time just keep your mouth shut because you clearly have nothing worthwhile to offer to the world.

  5. Jon writes…

    Hey Les you stupid liberal bitch…

    My, my, my. How very Christian of you!

    …it’s people like you who shouldn’t be allowed to offer such completely uneducated and close minded opinions.

    So you’re not a supporter of Free Speech, eh?

    The leader for Mt. Lebanon Younglife, OJ, is a very outstanding person who has done much more to help Americas youth and our society than you have helped to destroy it which I’m assuming is quite a lot.

    You’re assuming an awful lot about me on the basis of one blog entry. You know what they say about “ass”umptions, don’t you?

    That skit that was used had been used before because all the kids thought it was fun and got everyone to know each other- and yes, those involved were free not to participate. Next time, don’t go spreading your worthless bullshit talk without investigating the topic thoroughly and actually speaking to whom you are talking about.

    For example you’re assuming I have a problem with the skit. Truth is, I don’t. I do find it highly amusing, but I don’t have a problem with it. Nor do I have a problem with Mr. Wandrisco, though it appears some of your fellow Christians do. If you guys wanna dress up like babies and get spoon-fed by girls that’s just fine by me. As I said in the title, that sounds like just the sort of youth group I could really get into.

    Actually, next time just keep your mouth shut because you clearly have nothing worthwhile to offer to the world.

    While you’re just a font of useful knowledge because you already have everything and everyone figured out, right? Allow me to put this in words you’d think Jesus would use so you’ll understand:

    Sir, you are a dumb fuck who jumps to conclusions that are clearly wrong to anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together. I suggest you pull that big stick out of your ass and use it to beat some sense into that thick skull of yours.

  6. I’m just trying to get the mental picture of Jon sitting at his computer sucking noisily on a pacifier while wearing nothing but a bonnet and an adult diaper ranting at Les out of my head now.

  7. He wanted to be sure I saw his little tantrum. He went through the trouble of emailing me—subject of “You’re a fucking idiot”—with the following addition:

    P.S. writing that shit will get a lot of people hating you but I’m sure people would already line up to beat your stupid ass

    Yes, I have to hand out numbers there’s so many people lined up to beat my ass. It’s been a logistical nightmare.

  8. Every one is making a big deal about this,but yet,i am catholic,and have seen both preteen and teen girls being baptized at Easter vigil and in group baptisms dressed as babies in poofy,white,above the knees dresses with a bonnet,lace anklets or tights and white mary jane shoes and they all had a cloth diaper and plastic pants and tee shirt on under their dresses! I have not only seen this at my parish,but others i have visited over the years.The oldest girls i have seen in these baptism outfits were 17.No one made a big deal about them dressed as babies and most people think the girls look cute and babyish.

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