Middle school gives detention students explicit 50 Shades word puzzles

Middle school gives detention students explicit 50 Shades word puzzles

I do not plan to see “Fifty Shades of Grey.” First of all, the film is getting lousy reviews, and secondly, I don’t wish to support the mainstreaming of sado-masochism in our culture.

However, no matter how I feel about it, apparently it’s being shoved down the throats (and I use that expression intentionally) of CHILDREN in our nation.

In public school no less!

Unbelievably, students in Monessen Middle School in Pennsylvania were given word search puzzles based on “Fifty Shades of Grey” that contained terms such as “spanking,” ”submissive,” ”leather cuffs,” “bondage,” “intercourse” and others more explicit.

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According to CBS Pittsburgh, Joshua Kramer, a senior at Monessen High School told KDKA’s Brenda Waters he didn’t see the puzzle, but heard about it. He said “I heard it had a lot of raunchy stuff in it, not good at all. It was kind of ridiculous.” Kramer said about 4 or 5 students were given the puzzle by a teacher during “in school suspension.”

Now for those who might not be aware (like me), In School Suspension is “designed to minimize the need for Out-of-School Suspensions while providing constructive and positive learning experiences for students, it is not meant to be torturous.” I swear this is what a high school website says.

Here’s another definition of it: In-school suspension (ISS) is a disciplinary technique which is designed to penalize problem students for their behavior while still ensuring that they participate in the academic community in some way.

Well, then I guess a word search puzzle about discipline (and bondage) makes perfect sense to penalize these problem students.

Are you frigging kidding me? Problem students are given fun “puzzles” glorifying spanking, submission, leather cuffs and bondage?

What are we doing to our children?

Naturally parents who found out about this are livid, and School Superintendent Leanne Spazak said the circumstances of the puzzle are under investigation.

Another school board member said, “It was a huge but unintentional error and collected from the five students involved as soon as it was realized,” Roberta Bergstedt wrote in an email. “Unfortunately one copy was taken by a student who then posted it on social media.”

Who could possibly think this was a good idea for middle school students? How is it that we have so devolved in our culture that sado-masochistic sexual behavior is now “normal” enough to be discussed in middle school for heaven’s sake?

I had a spirited discussion this week with some liberal friends about the cultural decline in our nation. In fact, let me be more specific. The cultural ROT.

I recognize it is every generation’s job to shock the previous generation, but how about shocking them with goodness rather than spiraling downwards into depravity. Because where does this end?

As a nation, how can we muster up the outrage against the horrible atrocities committed by ISIS against children and women, who are selling them as sex slaves, as well as burying them alive, beheading and dismembering, when we begin to convince ourselves a little whipping and a little pain is actually kind of fun?

We don’t need to groom teenagers and women to accept abuse as something they should consider and accept. The Minnesota Child Protection League has created 50 Shades: The Pledge. I hope you’ll review it, and share it with your daughters and friends.

[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief]

21 Comments

  1. Yesterday I saw a “50 Shades Vermont Teddy Bear” complete with blindfold and handcuffs. On the ad it said: “small parts included not for small children.” THAT is why it is not for children?!!! And then I turned the channel and watched an entertainment news show have a “reading of 50 Shades”…three people laying on the bed, and a transsexual man reading the book. Our poor children. What once was done in the darkest dungeons (and this includes homosexual behavior) is now promoted in our society as good, entertaining, wholesome! We truly have entered that strange time where people are completely given over to the lusts of the flesh. Where what is bad is called good. Where God is mocked and the darkness embraced. May the light of Christ continue to shine brightly as we who believe hold onto the truth and the word of God.

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    • I just did a double take when I heard a radio ad for the “50 Shades Vermont Teddy Bear”. Yet another place I will not do business with. (Not that I would anyway, I mean, they sell teddy bears.)

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  2. It is just one more way to take their innocence. Once their innocence is removed it is easier to take religion or God out of them.

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  3. only a pedophile gives kids sex slavery material.

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  4. I blame conservatives who wanted to bring back corporal punishment in schools. You guys wanted spanking in detention and now you’ve got it. 😉

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    • So your parents were raised in a barn?

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      • Lighten up Francis.

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        • Answer the question Paula. You seem okay with kids being force-fed crap that should be regulated by their parents. Now did your POS parents have the same philosophy? How many sex acts did they perform in front of you punk? You want to mock the topic of the thread and stick your two cents in, don’t whine like the prison punk you are when someone calls you on it.

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          • Who’s whining? I’m just smirking.

          • No answer? Good little pervert.

    • These were 8th graders and this is about sex not corporal punishment. Some of the blanked out words are words like fellati*, cunniling*s, etc….I’m purposely spelling them wrong for those that offend easily. Sorry these are adult words and adult acts that don’t need to be taught in school in 8th grade. Is this what you think conservatives or any parent wants for their child to learn in school? Seriously….Get your head out of the sand.

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      • It’s a joke dude. There’s a little winky face at the end and everything.

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    • Really Paul who has been spanked?

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      • Someone in the book I assume. I haven’t read it because it’s a pile of crap from what I hear.

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  5. And….who cares!

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  6. This was reported in the Huffington Post, which I would guess Mr West would call the liberal media that he hates. While I agree this was an incredibly stupid choice by some misguided teacher I disagree with Mr. West (as usual) that it has absolutely anything to do with “liberal corruption of our culture”…how he was able to do that bit of mental gymnastics to turn this into yet another way to bash those that disagree with him is rather amazing. It’s a cheap shot, which I understand as actually discussing real issues is difficult and takes a greater understand of both domestic and international politics than Mr West possesses.

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  7. I suspect the author may be an ignorant pig. “50 Shads of Grey” does not portray the BDSM, the D&M or even the S&M cultures. It portrays exactly what it is: A rape coupled with Stockholm Syndrome, written by a woman, for women. And everyone seems to be eating it up. Speaking as a member of all three communities, the word “no” means no in all three groups, unless (and ONLY unless) all involved parties agree on what codeword DOES mean no.

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  8. If you raise your kids right, you won’t have to worry about this stuff affecting them. 🙂 It’s not up to society to teach our kids right from wrong, or give them morals or values.

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    • Maybe true what you say ,thou they do spend more waking hours at school than at home . Your right about morals and values ….

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