Friday, November 01, 2013

He came for young souls

When youth pastor Danny Smith volunteered at Brainbridge Island’s Woodward Middle school during lunch hours, few people thought he would try recruiting children, but that is what he did, and how people are upset.

"I come here because I know that it's important for every student to know that they each have value and a purpose," he said.

Smith is one of three youth pastors who have volunteered at Bainbridge Island's Woodward Middle School during lunch hours. Thursday night families packed the school district's auxiliary room and more than 20 people spoke about the religious controversy.

"As a parent, I do want to know who my child has contact with throughout his day," said Dawn Jano.

Some parents heard allegations from students that the pastors spoke about church and Christianity during lunch periods.

Source: Youth pastor volunteers cause school controversy by Jonathan Humbert

I can see it now. Local church leader meet around a table and discuss ways to win souls for Christ. We can hide our intentions and volunteer at local schools, and they we can slip in our message. It’s a tad unethical though, don’t you think?