Now it is your turn to ignore this part of the story and revert back to protecting the children...
Now, now Gimmie. The kids came because their teacher signed them up. You are assuming they came to "challenge their beliefs", yes? Was that in the article, no.
What do you know about the "kids belief"? I don't think the article mentioned anything other than the kids came from a Christian school. Like I've pointed out before, there are 400+ religions, most are Christian and they all choose what they believe, so which one were these kids from?
So you are projecting what you want the kids to have been there for and what the debate should be about, yes? Does that do it for you? Good!
So again, you want proof that they walked because their faith was questioned, just look at the vast majority that believe it is so.
Further, these were students from all over the nation, they signed themselves up....it wasn't a class outing.
I NEVER assumed they came to have their faith challenged, that is another bit of straw from you. They came to hear a lecture about countering bullying though social media techniques, "edgy" media sources and "edgy" media producers.
Again, the question you brought up that you are now trying to distract from is "who are the kids that had their faith challenged?" The answer again is "the HS kids that walked out". That answer is NOT "reading between the lines", it is a direct answer to your question, an answer you can't handle.
Raise your hand if you've taken journo courses.
Raise your hand if you've ever been a working journalist.
And then we can talk about what a working journalist does and the difference between scooping a story and attending a conference as an audience participant.
As for having a hard time as an adult if they can't "take" being called names, let me admit that I am an adult who honestly can't imagine a professional setting in which I'm forced to endure an offensive diatribe. That's kind of an adult rule: You don't have to sit and take crap from anybody.