@mightymite and peggy, sorry that people tend to get all defensive when you ask
innocent questions. I think the reason he brings it up in the article is
because religion is such a big part of life for memebers of the church of Jesus
Christ of LDS, so it's nearly always a part of the motivation for why the
members do what they do. Hope that helps answer the question...
Regardless of church or religion, what Jones and the team has done is wonderful
and will be life changing for Chy and, hopefully, for the bullies, too.How does one teach in the home that bullying behavior is totally unacceptable?
I cringe when I think of my own behavior decades ago and so wish now that it had
been an issue addressing back them, but it never came up/Kudos for
Jones and the team.
Great story. Kudos to this young man. There still needs to be a little street
justice meted out to these people bullying this young lady.
@MightyMiteI am sure this 17/18 year old has many a lesson on the
following: "We believe in being honest, true, chaste,
benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we
follow the admonition of Paul - We believe all things, we hope all things, we
have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is
anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after
these things."This article of faith I am sure helped him do more
than just gather some names which is what he was asked to do.If he
was any type of Boy Scout which is 100% supported the LDS faith he would have
learned. A Scout is:Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,Friendly, Courteous,
Kind,Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,Brave, Clean, Reverent.Not sure
every QB has had this type of training.
A wise man once told me "it takes more than growing older to be a man".
Looks like these young men learned that far earlier than most.
I have been told that students with "learning disabilities" are three
times more likely to be bullied than any other subgroup at school.Yet, a simple deed of kindness can change the world for a student in need.
Great example to follow.
As a 5th & 6th grade teacher for 30 years I have seen students do this
several times. One autistic boy was being harassed until several of the popular
class members decided to do something about it. All that they really did, when
they saw that he was being picked on, was simply invite him to play with them.
Over time the bullies gave up and let him alone.In another case
three popular girls decided to befriend a girl that would sit by herself in the
lunch room and go to the furthest corner of the play ground at recess time. All
that they did was sit by her at lunch and out on the furthest corner of the play
ground. Eventually this girl was brought into association with other girls in
the class. These girls did all of this on their own intuitive. There
really are some good kids out there.
Personally, I like knowing a little of Carson Jones' background. I would
like to know a little about some of Chy's other boys as well. Jones led the
effort to show love, but some of his friends and teammates were very much
involved as well.I learned about Jones being Mormon through ESPN;
the author of that article (Reilly) who wrote immediately after visiting those
involved to check if there was anything to this story, thought it was
significant enough to share.Definitely a great story that I have
shared with others. It is a good example of following Christ's admonition
to love one another.
Peggy -You didn't read through the comments. The article was written
for the Mormon Times first. That's the reason the LDS religion was
mentioned. Otherwise I think everyone understands the religion of these boys is
not the issue. Their unassuming goodness is.
Great Kids Do Great Things !!!!! Be it Mormons ,Catholics etc. is part of this
as well as Great Parenting !!!! I have always told my kids if they ever see
anyone getting picked on to step in and do what they can. Bullies can really
damage people,s lives . Great Story !!!
@Physics27: There is a lot of good in the world. The majority of the world is
These young men certainly do deserve commendation, applause, and thanks.But WHY is it necessary to state the faith of one of them ("Jones, a
member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, started to
investigate the matter. . .") That has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the
article? If he had been of another faith, would you have mentioned it?
Great story, simple but effective solution to bullying. I'll take such
kindness anywhere I can get it, as it is how good will overcome evil in the
world. This really lifts me in so many ways. God bless that we all might
remember to act in like manner.
If the article had mentioned the kid attended mass regularly, or worshiped at a
synagogue, would mightymite have been asking any questions?Nice job
by a team of nice kids, and great leadership by the young man who led the way.
These boys are men of honor the best of the best
This is the solution to bullying and these boys are a great example to all of
us. Wonderful that these guys didn't feel their deeds were anything to
bring attention to. They just did what was right because it was right.
I think the Adults have spoiled this. You can look in the window, but you should
not disturb the people or objects within the window. Now I think this is spoiled
It only took 11 comments for someone to bring up and question the Mormon
perspective of the article. Thanks mightymite...if you would have read who the
author was you'd see he writes for the Mormon Times section of the paper.
That mighty be "what mormonism had to do with it."
Great kids but I am still not sure what mormonism had to do with it.
Great kids. They are the real heroes for going beyond themselves and showing
what charity and love mean. Way to be!
Great story. Shows that small actions can change the world. For that little
girl and her mom it changed their world. She did not have to worry about going
to school and being picked on, she could have friends and just enjoy her school
experience.Kids like that are some of the real hero's of this
Great story, Its nice to see these young men help this girl out. I always
thought special needs student were off limits to being teased or bullied.
What a great kid!
Great story! Everyone needs to follow this example.Good job Joe on
coaching these guys right!
There is some good left in the world. I was beginning to wonder.
What a great story! How awesome are these kids to stand up for Chy. It is
sickening to think some people would bully anybody, especially someone with
special needs, but it is inspiring and compelling to see there are people who
stand up and protect that which is good and right.These young men
truly embody the principle of Mahatma Ghandi when he said, "You must be the
change you wish to see in the world." WELL DONE! Way to set a great
example for others to follow!
Great story, if more people would just be kind, what a better world we could
live in. This young man is a great example and an inspiration!
I too have a special needs high schooler and have found kids like Caron Jones
and teammates to be indispensable. What great young men.