So today I witnessed something that broke my heart. I witnessed two youth workers/pastors and a student leader verbally degrade a student in public. Now, this student was not present, their conversation was past tense. As I was picking up my jaw off the floor, my heart broke for this student. How could they talk and engage another student (this kid’s peer) in a conversation that basically made fun of this kid’s social issues and awkwardness! I can’t repeat what they said…let this be known…it made my eyes well up.
I know that I have had conversations with my fellow workers and leaders about students with “special needs,” but never have I engaged other students to poke fun at them, not to mention having a hack on so and so contest.
One word: DISGUSTING!!! Theses guys have no business being in the trenches. Pray for these guys!!!