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!