According to an August 30 article in Fox Sports; Towson University has suspended its entire cheerleading team for 1 year. The cheerleaders were suspended for alleged acts of hazing. The exact incidents alleged to have taken place were not named.
In November of 2011, a Florida A&M University band member died from a hazing incident.
New York was the first state known to ban hazing. In 1894, Cornell students, as an act of hazing, pumped lethal levels of chlorine gas into a banquet hall. A student and some members of the staff were killed; according to Hazing Law. To date, 44 states have passed anti-hazing laws.
Hazing incidents are not bound by race, economic status or geography. According to The Chronicle, reported incidents of hazing at Duke University grew from 7 in 2011 to 17 in the 2011-2012 academic year; an increase of over 204%!
What can the church do to combat hazing?
Encourage college freshman to join Christian clubs, and avoid fraternities and sororities.
The church can educate its graduating high school seniors on the dangers of hazing. According to the Holy Bible; people perish from lack of knowledge.
The Holy Bible views hazing as an act of self-imposed restraint that has no spiritual value for participants.
What should the church do to bring an end to hazing?
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Source: Fox Sports