You know, I wasn’t even going to blog about this because I don’t know what I think. I know what I think but I don’t know how I feel is my problem. It was on The View earlier this week which is the only reason I thought, “what the heck.” On one hand, I find this very upsetting for this family. All they want to do it go to church with their family. On the other hand, I know how it is when your in church and there is such a distraction like this. My granddaughter recently had her first communion and there was a baby who screamed cried off and on during most of the service. Even the priest gave a “dirty look” in that direction. It was hard to hear him and it was hard to pay attention. This was a once in a lifetime thing for my granddaughter and even to watch the video later, all you would hear is that baby screaming crying. I kept thinking, why doesn’t someone take that baby out of the service.
But this, it’s hard. But I feel you have to think of everyone else and someone has already been hurt. It’s not on purpose but none the less, it is a little scary. Here’s the video so watch it yourself Autistic boy banned from church
First of all, I may be very naive, I don’t know much about this. But I do know when I’m afraid and I might be afraid of this. This boy is as big if not bigger than most men I know. The mother said that one of the only ways they know to calm him down is for them to all sit on him. That alone, in church, would scare me and I’m sure it would scare many others and then does that not take away the “going to church” from everyone else that is there?
The mother also stated that she was going to ignore the restraining order and go anyway but there were deputies waiting at the end of their driveway and she would have been arrested. Now the mother claims they will just go to another church. The church in question has made many other offers such as having a camera in another area where the boy could watch. This family wants nothing to do with that.
I’m not quite sure but it sounds a little bit selfish to me on the part of this family. You do have to think of the safety of everyone and not just the feelings of one person.
What do you think about this??