Skip to comments.Four South Windsor students sent home for anti-gay T-shirts
Posted on 04/18/2005 10:12:48 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. -- Four South Windsor high school students were sent home Friday after T-shirts they wore bearing anti-gay slogans caused disturbances, students and school officials said.
The boys, who wore white T-shirts with the statement, "Adam and Eve, Not Adam and Steve," say their constitutional right to free speech was violated.
"We were just voicing our opinions," said Steven Vendetta, who made the T-shirts with his friends, Kyle Shinfield, David Grimaldi and another student who was not identified by the Journal Inquirer of Manchester. "We didn't tell other people to think what we're thinking. We just told them what we think."
Other students say they felt threatened by the shirts, which also quoted Bible verses pertaining to homosexuality.
Vendetta said the idea for the T-shirts was in response to an annual Day of Silence earlier this week. The project was organized by the national Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network.
... Vendetta and his friends, who oppose civil unions, wanted to make their feelings known. The state House of Representatives passed a civil unions bill on Wednesday.
"We felt if they could voice their opinions for it, we could voice our opinion against it," he said. "There is another side to this debate, and we're representing it."
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Yes Virginia, the Bible is a threat to all liberal mindless peoples...it's in direct conflict with their religion. i.e. Moral Relativism.
Would someone tell me what was wrong with these shirts....I am proud to say my boys would have been wearing them and if the schools had a problem with that...they could talk to my lawyer...schools always back down when you mention lawyer
One town over from where I grew up.
I'm sorry, but expressing such thoughts in a free and open manner is strictly verboten!
Gotta love it, turning the left's traditional tools against them. If they get a good lawyer, they're going to end up owning that school district.
This is deserved and not frivolous.
Homosexual Agenda Ping.
Yup, free speech for me but not for thee. There is no such thing as moral relativism; there are those who see the truth and understand what is right and what is wrong, and there are those who see it inside out/upside down. The so-called moral relativists are more fanatic, more intolerant and more absolutist than any theist.
They want us to shut up and bend over and take it.
I loathe their philosophy, methods, and practices, and I will not shut up.
Let me and DirtyHarryY2K know if you want on/off this pinglist.
What's the problem? I can't think of anything more "silent" than a T-shirt.
Yeah. 18 ounces of 100% cotton cloth is terrifying.
Ever skate at the ice rink on rt 5 in South Windsor?
I'm a thespian, and I have no problem with the t-shirts.
They can wear the shirts (just not on school grounds). Their constitutional right to free speech was not violated.
Yup. Sure did.
Bump for fighting leftist intollerance of opposition!
I didn't, just thought I'd ask.
I did race BMX there many many times, though.
The t-shirts these kids wore are not threatening at all, but it seems the left always cries "I felt threatened" as a means of getting attention and stopping those from practicing their Constitutional right to free speech.
My favorite T-Shirt slogan was with the Trix Cereal rabbit; Silly faggot, dix are for chix.
Vendetta said the idea for the T-shirts was in response to an annual Day of Silence earlier this week.
What the F*** is this?
Adam and Steve!
Arbitrary application to what might be considered a threat is in violation to free speech. Even the dumbest knuckle dragging Liberaltarian knows that.